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Transition Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall with Ellie and Mac

Transition Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall with Ellie and Mac

Fall has been my favorite season my entire adult life. Something about transitioning from the heat of summer to a cooler fall, full of color, really just brings me so much joy. As a seamstress, however, seasons changing can make me sad if there’s a piece of clothing I’ve made that is too summery for fall for either myself or my daughter. So, to combat those woes, I’ve learned some fun, easy tips for extending a summer wardrobe into the fall. My top tip is to Layer. Layer. Layer. Do not be afraid of those layers and today I’m going to talk about some great Ellie and Mac pattern pieces for layering.
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Be Mine Cardigan Sewing Pattern Hack

Be Mine Cardigan Sewing Pattern Hack

Hey guys! I'm Sequoia from Sequoialynnsews and I'm back with another guest blog post here at Ellie and Mac.Today, I am hacking my first ever pattern and showing you how! Recently, I saw an adorable cardigan at a local store. I snapped these pictures back when I was writing my last guest post about mixing patterns. You can read it here. So here are my inspiration pictures.  
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How To Add A Mesh Overlay To A Circle Skirt

How To Add A Mesh Overlay To A Circle Skirt

Bonjour! C’est moi encore! (That’s French for Hello! It’s me again!). I am Lo from the Seams Sew Lo Blog. You may remember me from Easy Costume Ideas and How to Center Your Fabric Panel blog posts I have written for Ellie and Mac in the past.
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Refashion The Unworn

Refashion The Unworn

Hello! I'm Diana and today I'll be sharing some ideas to shop your closet and refashion unworn items. If you're anything like me, there are two things we in the sewing community like to "collect": sewing patterns and fabric! I have recently gotten into online fabric auction sales and noticed how dangerous it can be to my pocket.
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Getting Smart with a Command Center

Getting Smart with a Command Center

In this generation we have all sorts of modern day devices, smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, smart computers and tablets..even smart cars. All of which are designed to make your life easier. The technology can be set up to alert you for everything and anything. If we, in this generation can get smart about scheduling Dr. appointments, PTA meetings, kids sports games etc, why not get smart in our sewing space as well.Make our space work efficiently,to make our lives easier.
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Hot Tulip Skirt Hack

Hot Tulip Skirt Hack

Hey everyone! I’m Stephanie, guest posting on the blog today to show you how to turn the Tulip Dress, one of my favorite Ellie and Mac patterns, into a flirty little tulip skirt!

Take your Tulip Dress pieces and find where it starts to curve out for the hips. In the photo below it is the area marked by the seam gauge. The higher or lower you go determines the rise of your skirt and is totally up to you! I like mine to go up to my belly button.

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Back to School with Ellie and Mac

Back to School with Ellie and Mac

 As we get ready to start school here on Aug 10th, I stop and think, “When did this happen?? When did my chubby cheeked baby girl become a PreKer??” Queue the cascade of tears. By the time this is posted, Saya will be starting her 3rd week of Prek and hopefully I have stopped crying (I won't hold my breath). 
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Sewing Hack: Good Sport Tank

Sewing Hack: Good Sport Tank

Hey there, it’s Melissa again and this time I want to talk about the modifications I’ve recently made to the Good Sport Tank (affiliate link). I absolutely love this tank and helped to test it. The only issue I had was the lower arm that exposed a little more than I was hoping for. I know it looks amazing as it’s drafted, but I wanted to try for a little more coverage. To do this, I decided to mash two patterns and adjust the armscye.
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Tatum Tank Hoodie Reinvented

Tatum Tank Hoodie Reinvented

Hey there, it’s Melissa again and this time I want to talk about the modifications I’ve recently made to the Tatum Tank (affiliate link). I absolutely love this pattern, as does my little guy, but sometimes I like playing around with a pattern just to see how it could be a bit different.
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All About Prints

All About Prints

Hi Ellie and Mac Readers,

I am Sequoia and I normally blog over at Sequoialynnsews.wordpress.com. Today, I am guest blogging here at Ellie and Mac and I am talking about prints. More specifically, I am here to share my tips for mixing them! 

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Clean the Clutter: Organizing a Neat and Tidy Work Space

Clean the Clutter: Organizing a Neat and Tidy Work Space

Ever search for an essential sewing notion, wondering...Where did I lay that down at? I have a few tips to get your space neat, and tidy for a serene sewing alcove.
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Upcycle & Hack: Your Way Into An Eco and Budget Friendly Wardrobe

Upcycle & Hack: Your Way Into An Eco and Budget Friendly Wardrobe

Upcycling – there are oh-so-many reasons to do it! It is eco-friendly, good for the wallet, and most importantly, fun! I'll focus on the fun part of this experience: the Sewing!

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