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The $3 Maggie Mae Dress

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

Another warm weather piece finished for Pen! I put the final touches (hemmed the tulle and added the button closures) this morning on this Maggie Mae (by Shwin Designs) that I started sewing last week.

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

The fabric I used is a cheap quilting cotton feature frog princess themed print and I added a layer of tulle that I grabbed from a remnant bin at a big box store.

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

While the materials used are not nearly as fine feeling as the euro poplin I used for the dress I posted about yesterday. It works for a play dress. Especially consider I used probably $2.50 worth of the quilting cotton and the tulle piece was a quarter!

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

I modified the Maggie Mae by adding the waist bodice piece to the skirt instead of cutting two separate pieces, added extra width to the under skirt for french seams, and adding a tulle skirt that was 4″ wider for extra floaty-ness (if that is a word). Instead of the series of buttons on the back with a placket, I changed to three elastic loops closed with three gorgeous iridescent vintage buttons.

I actually REALLY like the look of a long series of interesting buttons on the back of dresses and that is one of the reasons why I initially bought the pattern. At this stage in Pen’s life I’m much happier with simpler closure options or none at all, which is why I deviated from the pattern.

Dressing a squirmy toddler needs to become a competitive sport!

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

Maggie Mae Dress // pensebrox.com

I still have another Glass Onion and Maggie Mae  ready for sewing. Hopefully I’ll get those finished up and the pile of upcycles I have cut this week.

Working on anything special this spring?

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