I love sewing with Shwin & Shwin's patterns-they are simple, well-written, and always turn out really cute! I have a few more patterns of theirs I need to try, but the first one I made had to be the Maggie Mae tunic/dress. I loved the curved bodice and blocking of the fabrics. Plus those little pleats are perfect! Plus, it has pockets for Sadie's extensive rock collection.
I think I'll try it in solids next...cause I know there will be another version in our future. Either for Charlotte, or when Sadie grows out of this one. Or when I trick myself into thinking I can fit into the 7 yr old size.
The plaid fabric is from Denyse Schmidt's Aunt Edna line that is at Joanns right now...and I love. this. plaid. I usually am drawn to florals-but this one jumped out at me and yelled "MAKE ME INTO A MAGGIE MAE DRESS". So I said "Ok" to my fabric...and then wondered why the other ladies in line looked at me so strangely.
I kid. Or maybe not....
Ok but seriously. So cute. Yes, she has her shoes on the wrong feet. AGAIN. Silly girl. Love her.
Keep a lookout for a giveaway sponsored by Shwin & Shwin Patterns soon! (ie, Friday!)