Saturday, November 23, 2013


I had the privilege to test another pattern, the Madelaine Shirt by the designer Parnuuna of sewing patterns. You may remember the bright pink Lucinda skirt that I tested earlier this year. (View here: Pink Happy Thoughts Lucinda Skirt)

The new design is the Madelaine raglan sleeve shirt with beautiful lace on the lower sleeves that is extra long so it can be scrunched around the wrist. The shirt features a tantalizing applique of your choice of Ravens (I reduced my Raven by 25%) and body and upper sleeves of the shirt is made from jersey or knit fabric. (Pattern link at bottom)

Fabrics used :
*Black knit jersey from
*Black knit lace from
*Stripe knit jersey for raven from

 *I used the size 40 for my model.
 *Available in a large range of  Sizes: 34 – 50 (European sizes)
 *Found sizing for my model to be true to measurements given.

Digital Pattern Details: 3 PDFs:
 *A 18 pages Pattern + 1 test page – ready to cut out when assembled.
 *A 31 pages step-by-step picture tutorial to guide you through the whole       process.
  *An 8 pages printable description

The Madelaine t-shirt design is appealing by 16-year-olds in vintage high-tops, to the 20somethings or even the more mature group who wish to look fashion forward. If you're looking for a T-shirt alternative, this knits-only pattern is a fantastic option. It comes in a large range of sizes (34 – 50 European sizes) to suit many figure types. It can be worn with jeans or the complimentary Madelaine skirt, also available at for free. (pattern link at bottom)

       This pattern features many options such as having two different Raven applique’s to choose from or no applique at all. The separate sleeve pieces could be pieced together to make the sleeve in one fabric instead of the lace and fabric combination. The pointed hem can be changed to a round or straight hemline based on your preference.

     The instructions are very detailed with photos for every step. Trust me there is no guess work with these instructions! Any beginner that is comfortable sewing with knits would be at ease on this pattern. It's easy, fast and you get such a fabulous and professional looking result.

The big pattern companies could take some tips from BeMyGoth designer!