I have been a fan of Sew Much Ado for quite a while now. Her women’s Seafarer Top and girl’s Skipper Top are two of my favorite patterns ever! Abby’s designs have such a clean & modern look that I just love. When she announced that she was looking to add more testers to her team, I applied right away. I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen and I’m excited that I get to work with such amazing designers!
Abby’s newest release is the adorable Magrath Dress and Tunic. I am still swooning over all of the amazing options featured in this pattern!
Here are the pattern details:
Sizes 12-18 months through Girl’s 12
Dress or Tunic length
Short, 3/4, or long sleeves
Optional Sweetheart Yoke
Optional curved back piecing
Exposed zipper closure
Print by Layers feature
For my tester version, I made View B (sweetheart front, plain back) with 3/4 sleeves and tunic length. How perfect is that sweetheart detail?! I love how pronounced the curves are. Abby’s instructions are fantastic and easily guide you through every step. The method for piecing the sweetheart yoke is different than any other sweetheart I’ve done, but look how amazing and crisp those lines are. It is seriously stunning! And easier than you might think! 🙂
The bodice front & back are fully lined, and the zipper installation was a breeze, again thanks to Abby’s instructions and the methods she uses! I have sewn zippers before, but it’s really not something I consider myself a pro at. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was, and how great it turned out. I did use Washaway Wonder Tape, which is a HUGE help when installing a zipper!
The tutorial has very clear full-color photos that show every step. The PDF also features the “Layers” option, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need! The layers feature saves on ink, and makes it so much easier to tell if you are cutting on the right line! Especially if you usually print in Black & White like I do 🙂 I know I already said how awesome the instructions were, but really, I feel like I just glided through the whole process and ended up with a gorgeous tunic with show-stopping details. If you sew for girls, this pattern is really a must-have. My head is spinning just thinking of all of the versions and endless fabric combinations I want to put together!
Sidenote – last week I received my new 50mm F/1.8 lens and I am IN LOVE. I am not a professional photographer by any means, but I have really enjoyed getting more into photography since I started blogging! This lens is a serious game changer for me! Now enjoy a few more photos of this lovely Magrath dress..
For this tunic I used quilting cottons by Cloud9 Fabrics from Joann’s. The solid can be found HERE and I couldn’t find this print online. I’d like to claim that I made this adorable flower crown, but I actually bought it at Claire’s. And if you look at their website, they have a ton of options and a lot of them are on sale right now!
The Magrath Dress and Tunic is available to purchase HERE and is on sale for $7 for a limited time! Go grab it and sew up some pretty spring dresses (think EASTER!) for the girlies in your life!