Pattern Test: Maggie Knit Top and Dress

by | Jan 16, 2017 | Clothing, Girls | 0 comments

Originally Posted Friday, November 25th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope everyone has enjoyed time with family and friends and been able to do a bit of reflecting on the good things in your lives.  Top in my list are my husband, my kids, my faith, and my sewing machine. That last one was a bit tongue in cheek, but I am grateful to be able to sew-for the challenge and satisfaction I get from tackling and completing a project.  And seeing those projects be used and loved! Anyways…time for another pattern test!  A slim fit knit top, tunic, and dress.

I decided I wanted to test this pattern even though I kind of have a go-to t-shirt pattern because I thought some comparison might do me good.

The Maggie top doesn’t have many bells and whistles, but is a solid pattern.  I helped in the pre-testing phase as well as the testing phase.  Here are some specs about the pattern.

Pattern Specs:

Pattern: Maggie Knit Top and Dress

Designer: Bellan Sunshine Designs

Style: Slim fit t-shirt

Fabric: Knit (Doodles collection from a year ago)

Size Range: 6 mo.-12

Size made: 5 blended to 6 for length

Lengths: 3 (shirt, tunic, dress) shirt length pictured

Sleeve lengths: 3 (short, 3/4, long) long sleeve pictured

Sleeves cut on Fold: yes

Alterations/Hacks: No

Clear Instructions: Easy to follow with illustrations

Seam Allowance: 3/8″

Layers: yes

Trimless: No

You can buy it at Bella Sunshine Designs (affiliate link)


Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. This helps fund fabric for testing and reviewing patterns, and paying down student loans for my husband’s training. Regardless, I only recommend what I believe is quality.