But all the ones I've made so far are really for fall and winter, so it was about time that I hacked it for summer - right! (click the links to grab the first Magnolia hacks: Cowl Neck and Chest Pocket)
Since peek a boo shoulders, often called 'cold shoulder', is all the rage. I figured why not have a Magnolia with a cold shoulder. BRILLIANT!!!! Huge thanks to Girl Charlee for this amazing Olive Green Knit - this color is all the rage and I love how it goes with everything, perfect capsule fabric.
This hack is super simple - like crazy simple, but if you want to make it even easier, use the sleeve from the Boho Breeze.... look at me saving you time and energy! ;o)
If you don't have the Boho Breeze to use the sleeve, here is how to alter your current Magnolia sleeve pattern piece.
- Trace your sleeve pattern piece.
- Measure down 1-1.5in along the fold edge, and mark your pattern piece. (the range allows you to show more or less shoulder for the look you are most comfortable with)
- Draw a line straight across the top of your sleeve, and cut off the top of the sleeve cap.
- Hem the top of your sleeve by folding 1/4in to the wrong side and then again 1/4in.
- Press well.
- Top stitch along the fold with a long straight stitch or a double needle.
- Serge or finish the raw edge of your armscye.
- Match the sleeve cap to the armscye right sides together, match the outer edge and along the curve and pin in place.
- Sew together making sure to back tack at the top of the sleeve.
- Press the seam allowance and the remaining part of the armscye to the wrong side and pin in place.
- Top stitch with a long straight stitch or a double needle.
- Finish constructions as per the instructions.