The Magrath

IMG_2768I tested for a new-to-me designer and was so pleasantly pleased. Abby from Sew Much Ado was a true treasure to work for, she was very involved, friendly, and open to suggestions. This pattern completely blew me away. Her attention to every little detail is unprecedented. Included in her pattern and tutorial are measurements for both imperial and metric systems. Who else does that?!

IMG_2770My favorite part about The Magrath is the sweetheart bodice. There are instructions on how to omit that part, but why would you want to?! It’s so precious and lends the idea of princess cosplay like Rapunzel or Ariel. The Magrath has 3 sleeve lengths, short, 3/4, or long. We chose to sew up the long sleeve version since these pictures were taken in early February. And Bug has almost no long sleeve in her closet…

IMG_2772The back detailing of the bodice is quite accomplished. You may omit the detailing and make a plain bodice back or make the bodice back pieced like I did. It was a perfect opportunity to sneak in some different coordinating fabric. Abby’s instructions on zipper instillation are GENIUS I tell you! It makes this dress easily a beginner friendly pattern.

IMG_2769Finally, the Magrath may be made tunic or dress length. It was a no brainer for us. No little girl can have too many dresses, believe me, I stopped counting. I used some very special Hawthorne Threads fabric, Fawn in tulip, that was gifted to me by my favorite VFT girls. With so many options, you can create many different looks with one pattern. (Pattern sizes are 12-18 months through 12 years.)

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