Welcome to Magnolia Re-Release Blog Tour!!!In case you missed it, the Magnolia Fit and Flare Top & Dress has been updated to include size 00-30, have separate layers for every size, and now includes a Layered A0 Print and a Layered Projector file!!!
When this pattern first released, I was pregnant with my littlest guy and preparing for our big move, so sewing was just not happening then. I always said I would get to it once we got settled. Here we are almost 5 years later, and I finally got it sewn! Not only did I sew it, I made four!
The updated pattern has all the options of the original, PLUS projector file and extended sizes! I haven’t jumped on the projector train quite yet, so I had to tape and cut my pattern out, but it was still a quick process. I had my pattern together and fabric cut out in about 30 minutes! For all 4, I opted for short sleeves as I live in California and it is quickly warming up here! I also chose the basic back vs the color blocked, as I tend to live in tees and jeans and wanted something I would actually wear after pictures. I cut my back on the fold for all of them, which makes this a super quick sew!
Now lets get to the tops! I used 4 different fabrics: a brushed poly, a textured sweater knit, a cotton knit, and a mystery knit (I think it is a poly blend) – all from my stash! This gives a great visual on how different fabrics act with this pattern. All have the same options with the exception of the light pink sweater knit, which is cut on the longer shirt tail length.
As you can see, they all hang a tad different than each other. I wore the navy floral to an event I was at a couple weeks ago, and people could not believe I had sewn it the night before! It is that quick of a sew!
Here is a side view of each top!
I hope this encourages you to sew up this wonderful pattern Don’t wait 5 years like I did! I will be making more of these to wear all summer long! You can get your copy here for only $3 (for a limited time!)
What fabric are you excited to use?
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