Winter Wear Designs

Deck the Closet

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Time for another Winter Wear Designs Blog Tour!

This time I’ve tackled a pattern that I’ve had my eye on for ages, but never got around to making it.
Another reason why I love joining the tours, it’s an extra stimulant for crossing items from my to sew list. šŸ˜‰

The Magnolia is such a great and versatile pattern. It’s a fit and flare that comes with Dress and Top options.

It’s a bit overwhelming the number of options, isn’t it?
I don’t want to miss any, so this is copied from the website:

  • Fit: Fitted through the bust and then loose swing fit through the hip and thigh.
  • V Neck or Scoop Neck
  • Tunic or 2 Dress Lengths
  • Short, 3/4, or long sleeve
  • Optional back insert
  • Optional color block front with optional front pockets
  • Optional side seamĀ pockets
  • Top length has optional straight cut that results in a slight handkerchief hem, Ā a shirttail back hem that combined with the straight front gives a high low effect, or a shirttail front hem that combined with the shirttail back hem gives a scooped hem front and back.
  • The dress length has an above knee length and a knee length.Ā  The front has a slight curve that combined with the plain back slight curve will give a straight hem when worn, or a straight hem that when combined with the back insert has a high low hem.

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to make, but at the end I went for the High Low Tunic with boat scoop, long sleeves and back insert. OMG, I love it so much! Why did I wait so long to sew it?

You might have noticed that there’s something different on my version though… šŸ™‚
If you’ve been here before, you know how much I love playing with patterns.
This time it’s a mash: Magnolia + Alpine!

The AlpineĀ is a super cute Fingerless Gloves pattern with the lengths:

  • Mitten
  • 3/4
  • Elbow
  • size range from 8yo to Adults

I’m super happy with the results, perfect for the current season and weather. It makes it extra cozy!

This is the easiest and simplest mash ever.
I made the Magnolia and the Alpine gloves (mitten) as per instructions, except for hemming the sleeve and adding band to the mittens, and sewed the gloves to the sleeve as I would a band.

That’s it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! šŸ˜‰

The fabrics I used are both Crepe Scuba from Stof-inc. It’s one of my favoriteĀ fabrics to work with, and this green floral is just dreamy!

This back insert is <3!

Now I may be tempted to add Alpine fingerless gloves to all my tops and sweaters. I’m weird when it comes to socks and gloves and kinda only wear them out of necessity (while secretly hating them), so fingerless gloves are my go to. Way less restrictive!

Did I mention the gloves are FREE?
You need a code that can be found at the WWD facebook group.
Woot! Woot!

And on that happy note, here are some goofball Livias trying to showcase the mash lol:




Get inspired to deck your own closet with all these inspirational posts!!!
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  1. I love it with the thumbhole cuffs. So good!

  2. You are so cute and your Magnolia turned out so great!

  3. Looovvve your hack and fabric choice!

  4. Deborah says:

    What An original combo!

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