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!)

Last, but not least!

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)!
Do not miss this opportunity, fill now the form below: your FREE pattern will be delivered right on your email, with all SergerPepper’s news, every monday!

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