Test and overview of Madison, a new Mummykins and Me PDF pattern
Short, long, and puff sleeve options are included. The top of the sleeve can be gathered or pleated. The long sleeves include slit detailing. For the test, I sewed pleated short sleeves.
The pattern is designed for light to medium weight wovens. I used an Art Gallery cotton, Greeka Roz, from the Skopelos Collection by Katarina Roccella. I purchased my yardage from Punkin Head Threads through Laura's Facebook group.
Both timeless and trendy, Madison's look is one I'll sew again and again. I was originally turned on to this pattern because it's a great basic for school uniforms. But (SIGH) those are a bit boring. I'm glad I went with this fun print for testing. There will be plenty of time for solid white, light, grey, or navy blouses in my future.
Can we just stop and marvel for a moment at how well the pattern placement is on my placket? I would love to tell you my secret to a wonderfully pattern-matched placket. Truth is, I just got really lucky. REALLY LUCKY. I only had 1 yard of this print which was not enough fabric for fussy cutting. Hot damn, it turned out well, though! I couldn't be happier.
Hop over to the other testers' blogs for more Madison eye candy and inspiration-