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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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maya goes to kindergarten

maya goes to kindergarten

another back to school post!

maya started kindergarten this year and is the third generation in our family to attend the ann arbor public schools. so naturally a new dress was in order. 

lets talk fabric selection.

back in may we went up to heldsburg for a wedding. the wedding venue, our Airbnb, the rehearsal dinner venue, and a fabric store were all within 800 yards of one another. combine this with the fact that we referred to the groom as "sargent substance" back in college and what do you get? I'll give you a hint: it rhymes with 'funk maverick bopping'.

regardless of my intoxication during it's purchase I really do love this tropical floral print and knew the bright colors would be perfect with maya's coloring. 

as for the style, maya loved her flower girl dress so I decided to make another fairy tale dress with two key changes: upping to size 5 for growing room and omitting the bow for classroom practicality.  

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I was very pleased with how the invisible zipper turned out.

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and I do love a deep hand stitched hem. 

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love,

aunt maggie

 

a pinwheel tunic for neela

a pinwheel tunic for neela

another memory game

another memory game