Our new Youth and Adult Morgan patterns are just dreamy! Morgan features a sweetheart style crop, top, dress, midi, AND maxi option! Morgan is a fitted, knit, peasant-style pattern packed FULL of options. The front bodice features a lined soft sweetheart neckline. You can choose between a ruched front with a tie detail or a plain front if you prefer a simpler look. Both front and back bodices include a band. For dress, midi, and maxi lengths, Morgan offers a simple gathered skirt. Looking to mix it up? You can also use the tiered skirt option! Morgan also includes short flutter sleeves, long flutter sleeves, elastic hem short sleeves, 3/4 length, and long sleeve options!
As usual, we could not resist serving up a few hacks! Aaronica, Livia, and Kelly have some simple hacks to elevate your Morgan even more. Check out their modified Morgans below for some inspiration:
Hi everyone, Kelly here with a simple hack for the Morgan Sweetheart pattern. Are you wanting to sew up a top but still love the look of the tiered dresses? Why not try out a peplum top! These are very easy to sew up – there are no changes made to the pattern pieces at all.
For my first version, I used the ruched bodice with long flutter sleeve (which I left unhemmed) and the “top tier” pattern piece from the dress pieces. I gathered the top of the top tier as shown for the tiered options, and then sewed the tier straight to the bodice with a 1/2″ seam allowance. You can hem the bottom by turning the hem 1/2″ to the wrong side and edgestitching in place, or you can leave it as is if your fabric doesn’t roll (like I did here). This is a great babydoll look with a flirty length.
For my second peplum version, I used the simple bodice, 3/4 elastic hemmed sleeve, and this time I added the dress waistband and again the top tier of the dress. For this style, follow the pattern and tutorial as is for the tiered versions – you’re just finished once you’ve sewn on the top tier! Again, you can hem your top by turning the hem 1/2″ to the wrong side and edgestitching the hem in place, or you can leave it as is if your fabric doesn’t roll (like I did here).
These are fabulous options if you’re looking for a little more coverage but don’t want a full-length dress. I hope you have a chance to sew up a few to add to your wardrobe!
Elastic Ruched Bodice Hack
How fantastic is Morgan?
No matter what options you pick, you’ll always end up with a beautiful and dreamy outfit.
And talking about options… if you can’t decide between the plain and ruched body, this hack may be for you!
Maybe you want a more subtle ruching, or perhaps you’re not a fan of the ties; you may even be feeling a bit lazy and just want a quicker way to get that cute detail on your bodice… all great reasons to use this elastic method.
What you’ll need:
- Morgan Pattern
- Sew your dress/top with the plain bodice as per pattern, try it on, and decide how much ruching you’d like to have.
In my case, I decided on 3 inches.
- Cut elastic to the size you want your ruching to be and pin it vertically to the center of the bodice.
- Now using a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine, sew the elastic to the wrong side of the bodice, about 1/8 of an inch away from the edge.
- To do that, stretch the elastic, making sure not to stretch the fabric.
- If the elastic has grown a bit, hit it with a bit of steam with the iron, and it will shrink to form (I love that part, it’s like magic! :D).
- That’s it; you and your Morgan are ready to go!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
Morgan + Scarlett Mash / Scarlett Skirt Hack
Words can’t even express how much I love a sweetheart neckline. It’s such a classic neckline and can be anything from sexy to flirty to fun and everything in between. When Megan made the Morgan pattern, my heart literally swooned. And while I love the tiered skirt look that’s really in for fall 2022, there’s nothing like adding a little fitted spin on things!
I love mashing patterns–especially the mermaid patterns. These tend to blend so easily. I chose the Scarlett as the bottom because the ease in the pattern is similar to that of the Morgan AND because there’s some quality slit action (thanks Michelle!!!). If you don’t want to use the slit option, that’s ok; this mash will still work.
What you’ll need:
- Morgan Pattern
- Scarlett Pattern
- Fabric with 4-way stretch (I’m using cotton lycra)
- 1/4 inch elastic
- Sewing machine
- Serger (optional)
Flip your Morgan top right side in and Scarlett skirt right side facing out.
With right sides together, line up the side seams and clip. Find the middle front and middle back of the skirt and top and clip.
Sew together evenly stretching the Morgan top to the Scarlett skirt. Rock this like that beautiful person you are!
This is seriously an easy mash that is really fast and gives the Morgan a completely different look. For this tutorial, I used the mini length with a slit that was in between high and low. I love that this fabric is giving peak autumnal vibes. Styling this look is really versatile. While here I paired it with some clogs (which are so in this season), in real life, I put on some sneakers to run carpool. Having the shoulder portions down gives it a little bit of a sexier look, while having them up gives a more sweet feeling.
Is this a mash that you plan to do? If you do, be sure to tag me!
We hope you love, love, love the Morgan patterns just as much as we do! We’ll be featuring Morgan for our October 2022 Sew-a-long! If you’re struggling with what fabric to use, head over to the NEW fabric section of the site that has been curated specifically for this pattern!