So….at last! a Sewgirl beginners stretch jersey project- its been a long time coming. A nice and snuggly garment inspired by my trips to the beach and wanting to feel cosy when I go for my sea swims (yes you heard right!) I’m planning on swimming through the winter….hmm! We will see if that happens.
So what can I say about Maisie? Its comfy, cosy, oversized so lots of room for lumps and bumps (and I have my fair share of those!). Its got easy peasy raglan sleeves -yay! This pattern gives you options to make it in a choice of two lengths -a dress or top, with either side or patch pockets and a hood or high neckband, lots of choices on offer with this one. I popped a choice of pockets because I LOVE POCKETS! There- I said it.
Fabrics suitable for this garment: Stretch! So think sweatshirt fabric, terry or loop back jersey is perfect too. Medium weight stripy jersey is also fab, but make sure its not too lightweight, you need something with a bit of structure to it. Try sourcing one from The Cornish Haberdashery -they have some nice coloured jersey knit stripes. Any knit fabric is good too, for the orange jumper top I used a cable knit fabric by Minerva.com and its great!
So here is a chart with all the info you need about sizing, finished garment measurements and fabric requirements.
This is how to make Maisie Top or Dress.
Tips: I find it really helpful when sewing bulky fabrics to use a Walking Foot. This is not a ramble whilst you sew – ha ha! Its an attachment for your machine which has a rolling mechanism under the foot to help move the fabric along and it looks like this one, but don’t worry, if you haven’t got one.
Also its a good idea to pop a jersey or ballpoint needle on your machine. It prevents snagging the elastane fibres in the fabric. You can get these from Minerva.com or your local sewing store.
First prepare the PATCH POCKETS, if you are doing side pockets go to the next step.
6 thoughts on “MAISIE SWEATER DRESS & TOP”
That looks so cosy. Fantastic.CaroleSent from Samsung tablet.
Flaming puppy destroyed half my patten I only got front, hood and inserted pockets left I only left the room to answer door
So I will have to buy the pattern again as its so easy and fun to wear in all sorted of fabrics
I got half of one all ready cut out
Do you want a free download? If so email me at info@sewgirl.Co.uk. You can print off just the missing bits ?
Nots it’s ok sorted it with roll of wrapping paper and one I made before so all good now but thank you
Btw I feel your pain! ☺️