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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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Sewing Basics: Easy Gather Method

Sewing Basics: Easy Gather Method

Sewing Basics: Easy Gather Method
One of the basic skills of sewing is gathering. It adds fullness to skirts, sleeves, necklines, aprons and many more things. It also looks great on pillows, totes and could be used as an applique. Yet, a lot of people, including myself cringe at the thought of a gathered dress. For example, take the Girls' Halter Maxi...
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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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Make a Pinkie Pie Halloween Costume Using The Beatbox Romper Pattern

Make a Pinkie Pie Halloween Costume Using The Beatbox Romper Pattern

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back here at Ellie and Mac to write 
another blog! It’s the first day of October and what else could I write 
about other than Halloween!!! Today I will be writing about a special 
Halloween costume I made for my baby girl, Aiyana. She is every bit a girl, 
as a girl can be and this year she wanted to be Pinky Pie from My Little 
Pony.
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The 90's Are Back By The Sewing Scientist

The 90's Are Back By The Sewing Scientist

If you have been to any major retailer or department store recently - you probably know that the 90's are back! Everywhere you look there's plaid flannel shirts, lots of black, combat boots, track suits, spaghetti strap dresses. I graduated from high school in 1994 and immediately got a job in a department store juniors department to pay my way through college. I'll never forget the countless hours I had to spend fixing spaghetti straps on hangers. Those things can become a tangled mess and I loathed it every time a new shipment came in.
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Hacking the Be Greater Top

Hacking the Be Greater Top

Hi Readers, 
It is Sequoia, from www.sequoialynnsews.com, again and I am sharing another hack with you. Fall is coming to Ohio pretty quickly, so I am showing you another great cardigan! This time, I am using the Be Greater Pattern. Yes, I know that is it a dress pattern. It's a hack, remember??? Basically anytime someone in the sewing world says they are hacking something, it just means they are using a pattern for one thing and making it into something else. This time a dress into a cardigan. 
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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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