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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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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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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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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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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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Sewing Workout Clothes That Rock

Sewing Workout Clothes That Rock

I was racking my brain to figure out which of the awesome Ellie and Mac patterns to sew up next. I had a few thoughts, but nothing felt right. Then, my husband found a used squat rack, weights, bar, and bench. I thought, “I’d better make myself some new workout clothes to go with the exercise equipment!”
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Myth Vs. Fact In The Sewing Room

Myth Vs. Fact In The Sewing Room

The art of sewing is often admired as a talent that only a few select can achieve. Often bystanders see it as a dying talent. However, most of this belief is due to myths that have been passed down rather than facts. Let’s discuss a few of those myths.
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PDF Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas

PDF Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas

Now let's get to why we are here. I know one of my addiction (besides fabric of course) is patterns and it can get complicated finding ways to store them. So I will be going over some storage solutions that I love to use and some other ways I think will keep you happy.  Let's start with PDF patterns, most pattern shops have most if not all their patterns in PDF format and that makes it easier for us as a customer to get them.
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How To Center Fabric Panels

How To Center Fabric Panels

Are you like me and have several fabric panels just lying around, waiting for the perfect project? I am going to assume I am not alone. I use a similar technique when I add vinyl to my projects, such as this Sweetie Tunic I made for Baby Girl here. The hardest part is choosing the right sewing pattern for the perfect custom fabric panel. Choosing a fabric or custom fabric panel, sometimes may take the longest in my sewing process. I have been known to change my mind at the very last minute.
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