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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beatles drawstring bag

beatles drawstring bag

i just can't quit this fabric. 

as previously mentioned i first came across the midnight charisma print from amy butler's lark collection at a verb for keeping warm where I bought three yards. later at home I showed victor and he remarked "you know it sorta looks like the cover of a beatles album." henceforth it was known as the beatles fabric. 


the first thing I made was a mash up between the bubble dress and playtime dress (both from oliver + s) for maya.


next I made my sister sammie a san francisco scarf (tutorial here).


then I went back and bought the rest they had (another 1 7/8 yards) and roller skate dresses (an oliver + s pattern) for nora and etta.


finally I made a 2+2 blouse by oliver + s for miss neela.


but wait there is more!

last week I made myself the drawstring bag from little things to sew by oliver + s.


for the bottom panel and casing i used a stretch cotton sateen left over from my 100 hours dress and edge-stitched along the bottom seam.


i used a blush cotton voile (purchased years ago at gather here) for the lining and a retro yellow grosgrain for the ribbon.


instead of edge stitching along the top I hand tacked the casing into place.


but I still have one more project left from this fabric!


aunt maggie


center of attention

center of attention

berkeley farmers market

berkeley farmers market