Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Madrid Maxi and More!

The new Madrid Maxi and More from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop has 360 possible combinations!  I got the chance to test and play around with so many options before finding the combination that's perfect to build my wardrobe.  Here's a round-up of all the ones I made during testing.

Maxi A Line Skirt
3/4 Sleeves
Nursing empire bodice with binding

Double brushed poly from Elevated Fashion Fabric

Natural waist
A line Peplum
Half sleeves

Nicole Miller for JoAnns revisible rayon spandex (from the purple dot clearance bin!

Knee length (+3" for tea length)
Empire nursing bodice with binding
Half sleeve
Gathered skirt

Nicole Miller for JoAnns reversible rayon spandex (from the purple dot clearance bin!)

Then I found my ideal wardrobe builder that has just become a staple of my work routine!

I've gotten so many compliments as I debut one each day!

Half sleeve (slimmed down to fit snugger)
Nursing bodice with binding
A line knee length skirt
No pockets

I went nuts!

Solid double brushed poly and matching liverpool from Sly Fox Fabrics

Double brushed poly from Elevated Fashion Fabrics with a solid black double knit from

Double brushed poly from Elevated Fashion Fabrics

Double brushed poly from Knitpop

Double brushed poly from Surge Fabric

And then my favorite ... for when you need a little black (nursing friendly) dress!

Smokey crushed velvet from Elevated Fashion Fabrics

I got a little creative too and hacked the pattern to replicate a popular nursing friendly boutique design - check out my post on that here.

This is only four of the 360 possible combinations!  This pattern also has POCKETS! 

Pattern Stats - 
Maternity possible:  Yes!  No mods needed.   Amy (the designer) recommends the empire waist with the gathered skirt option.  

You can widen the skirt piece (it's drawn at 1.5 x bodice) to 2x the bodice width for more gathers.  I saw a lot of people trying it with the A-line skirt option though and it works!  Just be sure to lengthen if you need to.

Nursing possible: Yes!  Not a hack, it's built right into the pattern  The built in access is a single tear-drop.  For double access, you'll need to either cut openings and leave them raw (I tried, putting elastic around them anywhere but in the center as the pattern has it, will show through the drop layer).  My preference is to cut the underlayer to a v neck and leave it out of neckband.

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Pattern link: Madrid Maxi and More

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