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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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flower distribution associate

flower distribution associate

let's get these flower girl dresses started shall we? first up: my maya.

now that she is five maya's style is what I would call "classic little girl". She likes skirts, bows, and polka dots. so for her dress I went with the oliver +  s pattern that just screams "flower girl":

i'm no stranger to the fairy tale dress, having sewn it six times (nora's fifth birthday dress, etta's third birthday dress, nora and etta's fairy dresses, maya's pink polka dot dress, and maya's colorful mountain dress). however i made those dresses almost three years ago, and being a lined dress with an invisible zipper it's not exactly a simple sew. so I was a bit nervous about being able to deliver a flawless execution the first (or in my case the seventh) time around. 

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turns out it's like riding a bike. even with an invisible zipper,

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and french seams throughout.

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i made three adjustments: 

  • omitted the darts
  • omitted the collar
  • omitted the armhole facing and just stitched them closed by hand
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and how cute is the little scalloped hem? 

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i'm going to add a sash in forest green but first I want to see how strong the accent color looks on the other dresses before deciding on a thickness of the sash.

love, 

aunt maggie

 

back it up

back it up

wedding invitations: final details

wedding invitations: final details