Madelaine Shirt – BeMyGoth – Pattern Testing

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You know how much I love raglan sleeves, true? I’ve told it so many times… With my daughter’s Shirts With Skirts FREE pattern, for example, that I’ve used for this three polo refashion colorblocked dress.
I think they enhance your shoulders look, and it’s a plus for moms too (…asymmetrical cardi, remember?)! So, when Parnuuna asked me to test her Madelaine Shirt pattern (I already have tested her Lucinda Pencil Skirt too), and I’ve seen it was involving raglan sleeves, lace and a gothic applique, I’ve immediately answered yes!

Serger Pepper - Pattern Testing - Madelaine Shirt - BeMyGoth

Then I started to think how could I “make it mine”, because the red and black version she was showing was really pleasant and I had to find something different but goodlooking as her…

I was going to use a striped jersey, at first, but I thought it was going to loose some raven detail (as I had chosen the Big One… the pattern includes two different applique shapes, and detailed instructions that guides you through this process: it was my very first time with fusible web and it came together in a breeze!)
Then I’ve seen one of the TV episodes of the italian X-factor selections, where Asia Argento – Dario’s (the Horror Filmmaker) daughter – was wearing a black shirt with a front fuchsia neon applique… and it was love at first time!

My Madelaine Shirt was born!

… just to realize I had just done a dress with the same (or nearly) color combo o.O

The other stunning detail are

  • the half lace – half fabric sleeves
  • a pointed front hem.

I think it’s a pattern you can reuse and reinterpret so many times in a huge variety of ways (and, for a frugal mom, this is a big plus, indeed!)

You really should pay Parnuuna a visit, on her BeMyGoth site you can find her original sewing patterns (and a lot of them are FREE), tutorial and sewing tips and tricks.

She’s such a nice person, and a great indie designer (plus she made an elephant version of my tailor’s ham that is soooo fashion!)

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I’m working on my new FREE pattern (hint: it’s a girl!), and it will be one more time for subscribers only (like I did for the Eriqua dress, that you can still download if you’re a subscriber)!
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  1. elisa masi November 25, 2013 at 13:03 - Reply

    Really cute ,and great job isn’t easy to sew that fabric

    • Mamma Nene November 25, 2013 at 23:02 - Reply

      Thanks Elisa! Ti dirò, è stato anche divertente! Alla fine non ho faticato più di tanto!!

      • pinparent November 29, 2013 at 02:44 - Reply

        Great pattern. Super cute. I just joined the Blog hop with Journeys at The Zoo. Following you, can you follow too?

        • Mamma Nene November 29, 2013 at 11:14 - Reply

          Thanks, Pinparent!
          I’m following you back with pleasure, on both bloglovin’ and FB!

  2. Kimberlee November 26, 2013 at 02:23 - Reply

    I love this! It turned out really well and looks great.

  3. Amy Mayen November 26, 2013 at 18:11 - Reply

    I’ll tell ya again, I love your top! I sewed with stretch lace for the first time this week, and now I’m obsessed.
    PS wish my butt looked that good in jeans!! Lol!

    • Mamma Nene November 27, 2013 at 10:42 - Reply

      Great amy! I was a little scared from elastic lace, but now I love it me too! …can’t wait to see what you made with lace 🙂
      …ehm.. how can I say you “thanks for liking my butt (in jeans)!” without being rude??? LOL

  4. Jenya November 27, 2013 at 12:47 - Reply

    Cool, the appique really stands out. You do know how to work the camera 🙂

    • Mamma Nene November 27, 2013 at 15:44 - Reply

      Thanks Jenya… I’m still trying to figure out what am I supposed to do in front of the camera… and play with a 10 sec timer of a poin and shoot doesn’t help!
      thanks for your sweet words, though!

  5. Pam @Threading My Way January 3, 2014 at 08:05 - Reply

    I agree with you re the raglan sleeves, Irene. I think they’re very flattering. A great top!!!

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