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Perfecting The Fit Of Your Good Vibes Joggers

Perfecting The Fit Of Your Good Vibes Joggers

Hello everyone! It’s Nellie from sewmessy.blogspot.com! I am guest blogging here at Ellie and Mac today and we are going to talk about a tough topic today. PANTS! Pants are pretty tough to sew and have them look perfect. Many people become discouraged and disheartened when sewing their own pants because there are so many things that can go wrong and there are so many kinds of alterations that can be done that it is overwhelming. Where do we even start? 

First, we are going to start with a great pants pattern. The new Women’s Good Vibe Joggers. And these joggers are AMAZING!! Check out those adorable zipper pockets! And your choice of waist band? SA-WEEEET! 

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How to do a Full Bicep Adjustment

How to do a Full Bicep Adjustment

Hey lovely Seamstresses! I'm Sequoia, and I am back from SequoialynnSews. Today, I want to talk a little bit about sewing for the plus size or curvy body. A few days ago, I polled 10 awesome ladies who you see burning up the boards in the PDF groups. These ladies all look amazing and they are all curvy! The group ranged from the smaller end to the larger end of what can be considered plus size. What I asked of them was simple - Tell me what adjustments you are making to get your clothing to fit so well. Several of the are just grading between a few sizes while other gave me a list. Both of these are perfectly acceptable. It would be very rare to buy a pattern and it fit perfectly without some adjustments unless it is drafted to fit your body. 
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Holiday Ready With This Pattern Hack!

Holiday Ready With This Pattern Hack!

That’s how the Be Amazing and Sitting Pretty Top mash up came to be.  However, she wanted “a fancy something” at the neck so I finagled a little bit of a change on the collar to accommodate the fancy that she was looking for. 

The first thing I did was take a look at the bodice on the Be Amazing, and I shortened the Sitting Pretty so that it was the same length.  I did do some merging at the side seams so that the waist was the same width as the original Be Amazing bodice.  Nothing too fancy.  With the top being knit and the bottom being woven, I decided to add a little extra support by adding some clear elastic  around the waist.

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How to turn your Go Exploring Cardigan into a robe

How to turn your Go Exploring Cardigan into a robe

Today I decided to modify the Go Exploring Cardigan (affiliate link) into a robe for my daughter. She has been asking for a robe and I wanted to see if I could make it happen with a pattern I already had. I decided to make the robe out of minky with a little bit of stretch so I knew that I would need to make changes to the pattern such as length, pocket placement, band length and...

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Circle skirt to Tree skirt

Circle skirt to Tree skirt

I have a new little tree that I got for my daughter but no tree skirt! I wanted to try and make it myself, and a certain big box fabric store is selling kits, but I didn’t want to pay the price of the kit! I thought to myself, a tree skirt, how can I easily get a pattern? Duh, use a circle skirt pattern and adjust for tree measurements! Knowing the diversity of Ellie and Mac’s patterns, I looked for one that had a circle skirt in the pattern. I landed on the Be Smart Jumper because there were both girl’s and women’s sizes to work with and adjust to my tree. 
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Change up the Fall In Love Sweater

Change up the Fall In Love Sweater

I've had the Fall In Love Sweater Pattern in my downloads for a while now, but had not had the chance to sew it up. Recently I finally made the sweater and it was love at first stitch. I love the fit and banded hem and sleeves. Here's the first one I made and since then I've made three more. 
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How to upcycle an Unisex Beatbox Romper

How to upcycle an Unisex Beatbox Romper

First things first. Head over to Ellie and Mac to get the Unisex Beatbox Romper Pattern. If you have a large print or image on the shirt, you will get more of the print/image on the larger sizes. But have fun. You can use as much or has little of the image as you want. This is the shirt that I’m using for this demo. I suggest reading the instructions before getting into this is your first time making a baby romper.
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Get Inspired! 12 Unique Tie-dye Shirt Designs You Can Make Now

Get Inspired! 12 Unique Tie-dye Shirt Designs You Can Make Now

Tie dye can be a crowd pleaser for all ages. Gaining popularity in the free-spirited 1960s, it still has the hippie sentiment attached to it today. Times have changed, however, and the styles that go with tie-dyeing have also evolved.

As a mom of a four- and seven-year-old, I was looking for different crafts I can make with my children and for my children, and I stumbled upon tie-dye. I now love to break out my supplies and tie-dye shirts on occasion with my kids. They can also be given as gifts and are easily customizable to suit any preferred style.

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How to create a boy's fall/winter capsule

How to create a boy's fall/winter capsule

Today I'm going to share with you how to create a boy's fall/winter capsule wardrobe using Ellie & Mac patterns. Capsule wardrobes are all the rage right now, and I personally love the idea because it makes it easy for my husband to dress our boys and still end up with something that matches! There are a couple different ways to plan out your capsule wardrobe: 
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Turn the Be Rad Hoodie into a Dino Sweater!

Turn the Be Rad Hoodie into a Dino Sweater!

I'm going to blog about my latest creation for the youngest son: a dinosaur sweater that I made of The Be Rad Hoodie pattern (maybe a link to the pattern?), I’m gonna tell you how I did this so that you also can make such a cool sweater for your son or daughter ;-)
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How to Measure Yourself

How to Measure Yourself

One of the perks of sewing your own clothes is getting a custom fit! This is something you can’t get with RTW (Ready To Wear) because it is impossible for clothing manufactures to measure and cut for every single person that will purchase their clothing.

Measuring is the KEY! And accurate measuring is paramount! Inside every Ellie and Mac pattern there is a wonderful, detailed measurement chart and some instructions on how to measure.

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Some True Beauty sewing fun

Some True Beauty sewing fun

Hi there! This is Manda from sewingambi.wordpress.com. Today I want to share the True Beauty Dress with you. Last summer when the pattern released and I tried it on, it became a favorite to me! I love the look and the way it looks on almost every body type.
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