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Back to School with Ellie and Mac

Back to School with Ellie and Mac

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

 Hello everyone!! I am so happy to be participating in this Back to School with Ellie and Mac post.

 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).

However, that does mean back to school sewing for a lot of you, and first for me. Although we live in Florida, dress code requires short sleeve shorts and the have to be below the tush. I found this out in July.  This means a lot of her tops and dresses are off limits.

As I embark on my ambitious, slightly insane journey of making something different for her to wear all 180 days of school, Ellie and Mac is definitely on my short list of fast, easy and fashionable style patterns. Lindsey has several patterns that work great for school.  My three go to are Teacher’s Pet, Discoverer Tee, and Going Home Sweater. They are prefect for everyday use.

My very favorite one is the Teacher's Pet. It offers two options, a romper (with or without ruffle) and a bubble jumper dress. I always make the bubble dress because it is just so adorable and versatile. 

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

Rockin' Stitch Teacher’s Pet

 

The square bodice is perfect for smaller graphic panels and even infant size panels.

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

I'm in Trouble Panel Teacher’s Pet

 

But my absolute, favorite thing about it is how easy it is to layer. Add a short sleeve tee for warmer days or long sleeves of cooler days with a pair of leggings and I have the ideal outfit for my very active 4.5 year old.

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

The Discoverer Tee is also great for panels with its arched, color blocked bodice.  It features 2 sleeve lengths (short and long) making it the great shirt all year round.

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

 

Pink Mermaids Teacher’s Pet

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

Skulls & Roses Discoverer Tee

 

And last but not least we have the Going Home Sweater.  Options, options, options!!! I love patterns with multiple options.  It features, 3 sleeve lengths (short, 3/4, and long), shirt, tunic and dress lengths, and regular neckband or cowl. So that means you can make 18 different styles with one pattern!! My daughter chose the long sleeve tunic with a cowl. It’s so chic and ideal for school. It looks great with leggings.  If you haven’t notice, Saya lives in leggings. 

Back to School with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

 

Going Home Tunic Sweater

 

Well, there you have it, my go to back to school patterns. All the graphic fabric I used is from Snowy Owl Custom Fabrics. Courtney runs a great fabric group with great customer service and fun prints. The quality of the fabric is fantastic and offers several different fabric bases. 

 

I am super excited to announce a great giveaway. Lindsay has kindly donated two patterns of your choice and Courtney has very generously donated a $30 gift certificate to use at her shop to one lucky winner that will be chosen on September 16th. Just comment below which 2 patterns you think will back great for back to school and which fabrics you would to use for your chance to win!!!!

 

Disclosure: Giveaway is not associated with Facebook. Winner must be a member of both Ellie and Mac FB Page and Snowy Owl Custom FB Page to qualify. This post includes affiliate links.

 

Hope all your kiddos have a great school year.

 

By: Maggie Bernabe

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Comments

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Oh, the Undercover Hoodie with the Linus quote panel and the Discoverer tee with the penguin panel and coordinate!

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I love the going home sweater and be adventurous tunic in SOC floral bucks.

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Undercover Hoodie in SOC Cotton Lycra with Magic School panel and the Be Confident Top in SOC Bamboo Lycra.

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Undercover Hoodie in SOC Cotton Lycra with Magic School panel and the Be Confident Top in SOC Bamboo Lycra.

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Discoverer tee in upcoming Garfield fabric and zip it jacket in marvel stained glass

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Discoverer tee and zip it jacket are great school staples

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She looks adorable!

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Teacher’s Pet and Undercover Hoodie in the ice skating penguin fabric… almost winter here anyway!

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sweetie pie and 90s dress with the penguin fabric

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Favorite Ellie and Macs are the school cool and the going home sweater 😍
And I love the lilo and stitch and the rose fabric

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I would make the backpack/daypack with the snowy owl little coordinate and I’m not sure what to coordinate with yet 💕

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