Monday, February 16, 2015

February MAGAM Decided

The "Frankenpattern" theme for this month's MAGAM Challenge is one I suggested to SarahLiz as a possible theme for the future.  I'm very excited that it came up so quickly!  But alas, it has taken me awhile to decide on what my Frankenpattern would actually be. After sorting thru my patterns, I have determined what my little pattern monster project will be for this month.

Since Mother Nature seems to have forgotten to bring Winter to California this year, we are skipping from Fall to Spring.   As a result, I'm going to combine the top of Simplicity 1607:

With the bottom of New Look 6224:

For the top - I'm going to eliminate the waistband and instead lengthen the top portion about an inch. I like the skirt on the New Look pattern better than the drop yoke, 80's style skirt on the Cynthia Rowley pattern so I'll be using that as the bottom half.

I've read other reviews on that the straps on the Simplicity top can be a bit of a nightmare so I'll keep that in mind with my practice muslin

Here's the fabric I've selected (from the stash of course!):

This is a Celtic print cotton that I picked up at a quilt guild garage sale last year.  There is about 8 yards of it so if I do mess up on the straps, at least there will be enough left over to try again.

That's it for today - wish me luck with those straps!

Happy Sewing everyone!



  1. This looks like quite the undertaking Star. I wish you lots of success. Although I fully trust you will work it out! 8 yards can accommodate a few flubs.

  2. This looks like a great project, well thought out. I'll be following along!

  3. This looks like a major task with the bodice top style and that fabric!! but I know for sure you won't be fazed! And it's going to look awesome. Looking forward to seeing it done. Oh and thanks for just rubbing it in that you are in need of summer dresses In February ;) Haha :)x

  4. This is sure to challenge you in a good way! I'm looking forward to seeing it. My own MAGAM is still awaiting yet another alteration.

  5. I thought that was a celtic print - it's gorgeous and just right for the dress idea.

    Your climate is much like ours - fairly mild- not worth investing much time or effort into winter sewing.

    1. Thanks SarahLiz. I wish our climate was different. So far I haven't been able to wear any of my sweaters this so called winter.