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Magnolia Re-release Blog tour

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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Happy Sewing!

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Whimsical Fabric Wacky Wednesday

Every other Wednesday, Danielle from Whimsical Fabrics puts a bundle of fabrics on sale in her group for a special price. I have been purchasing mine ahead of time. We have had a blast picking out patterns and brainstorming what can be done with these bundles. This weeks is Dreamy Vintage in the Berry color line by Art Gallery Fabrics . It just screams spring and summer!


I loved this line the moment I saw it, and knew I would be sewing up something sweet with it…I just didn’t know what that would be just yet… I started looking through patterns, nothing was jumping out at me and screaming “This is the pattern!!!” I rarely buy a new pattern anymore since I have so many already, but when Denise from Whimsy Couture  posted about her apron pattern, I knew I had my pattern!


How sweet are these? and I love that they are totally reversible if you want then to be!


-Pictured tutorial with easy to follow steps

-4 full sized apron templates for S-XL

-Elasticized neck for Easy on and off

-Velcro waist strap (I am putting snaps on mine as soon as my next order arrives!)

– Full instructions on how to make a cute bow to add on for girls

-perfect for embroidery, monograms, FMA..any add-ons you can think of!


I chose to sew up the size small (12 months to a 2T and Medium (up to a 5T) in a simple version to really showcase these beautiful fabrics! There are 6 in this bundle, and I was able to get 8 aprons out of a 1 yard bundle, this scraps left over. The pattern sews up super fast! I made 2 aprons in about 20 min from cut to top stitch.I already have a bunch more planned in my head, including a few scrappy ones that will make perfect art aprons!


If you haven’t shopped the Wacky Wednesday deal before, here is how it works: At 12 noon CST (1 pm EST, 10 AM PST), Danielle will post the fabric for todays deal.

You will receive each of these 6 fabrics in your bundle.
If you would like multiple bundles the fabric is still on the bolt and will be cut in continuous yardage.

• FULL YARD Bundle (6 total yards)
• HALF YARD Bundle (3 total yards)

Be sure to be in the Whimsical Fabric & me Facebook group so you don’t miss out! These deals are usually good for 24 hours, but has been selling out quick lately!



Once you buy your bundle, be sure to come back and tell me what you are going to make with yours!