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hi, i'm maggie.

{like the rod stewart song}

i'm a quirky millennial living in the bay area who loves dark beer, hiking, exposed brick, and creative endeavors, in particular sewing for my four nieces: nora, etta, maya, and neela.

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another owl pillow

another owl pillow

a few weeks ago i made my co-worker an owl backpack for her son. upon seeing it another co-worker asked if I could make something for her friend's daughter. so i took another stab at an owl pillow (my first one is here).

mostly inspired by the owl backpack i started by drafting out the body then i added the eyes, nose, and belly. 

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i thought about doing "flappy" wings on the side but they just looked off, so i made them tucked in, which is how i would envision a sitting owl to be. for extra softness i filled them with a layer of bunting and lined them with the same belly feather fabric.

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for more functionality i added a welt pocket in the back, using the technique i learned in the art museum vest and trousers pattern from, you guessed it, oliver + s.

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a well sewn welt pocket is so satisfying!

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i lined the pocket with the same belly fabric. 

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this was such a fun sew, I kept my pattern pieces so i can make it again!

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love, 

aunt maggie

 

what else the girls wore

what else the girls wore

a new makeup bag

a new makeup bag