This has been one of the biggest challenges for me since I started sewing.
I would love to be able to use the hanging method, but my storage space is very limited and with the number of patterns I print, it would, unfortunately, not be viable.
The best solution I found was to use plastic sleeves and ring binders.
I decided I wanted to try making a version that didn’t have a lined bodice, with a hemmed neck and sleeves. I know those sound like a lot of changes, but I knew it would turn out okay.
First to adjust the bodice, I mashed the Sunny Day Dress with the Watch and See Dress.
Every clothing sewist knows how important it is to make the most out of any great pattern. The Ellie and & Mac Around the Block Hoodie is no exception. Its fun and unique colour blocking allows for endless creative opportunities in itself.
But, I wanted to take it a step further. I wanted a nursing hoodie pattern without buying a nursing hoodie pattern. The Around the Block just seemed to scream it from the rooftops – “UHM, HELLO! HACK ME!”
So I did. And now you can, too!
Here is Lesley alias Frullemieke from the blog https://frullemieke.blogspot.be again for my second blogpost as EAM blogger.
You know me from the Turn the be rad hoodie into a dino sweater hack
and today I’m gonna show you how to hack the girls school cool dress into a fox dress. I wrote a tutorial with steps on how to sew your own fox dress.
Here we go:
1. Print and tape the pattern and cut out the pieces2. Take the front piece and search the middle of the armhole
Hi, there! Kim, again! I’m so excited to be guest blogging here at Ellie and Mac again! We’ve had a few changes this year in our household routine with one of the biggest things being me going back to work full time. Exciting? Yes! Scary? Yes! Totally cutting into my sewing time? Absolutely completely yes! So, now that I get a grand total of maaaayyyybee one or two good sewing days a month, I realized that I really need to get my act together and get organized. Now, I realize that there are a bajillion ways to organize projects, and I know that everyone has a way that works for them. BUT, I found that this is what works best for me so I figured I’d share what I do to put my sewing projects together into mini-kits so that I can grab and go when I get a moment here or there to sew. My very own sewing kits.
Hello dear blog readers, Annick here from Flaxfield Sewing.
I want to tell you about my love for the "Fall in love sweater", a super comfy sweater, beautiful in its simplicity. The fit ans shape are just perfect for every woman.
Although I find the simplicity beautiful, I still wanted to add something special to the pattern. After a search on my favorite source of inspiration "Pinterest", I fell for this sweater:
First thing you need is an excellent free standing lace (fsl) embroidery design. I purchased the fsl butterfly embroidery in this tutorial from artapli on Etsy. Once you have it downloaded to your machine, the next thing you need is water soluble stabilizer. The quality of the stabilizer truly matters with free standing lace. I prefer to use Vilene Water Soluble Stabilizer. I cut two pieces slightly larger than your hoop of the water soluble stabilizer and double them up inside the hoop. I always double up my stabilizer for my free standing lace projects.
So lets start this project together! We begin with measuring our chest, waist and hipsize to determine the right size. For the best fit, you do this every time you start a new sewing project. That way you will never be surprised with the fit after you are done sewing. Then we print the bodice and sleeves of the Be Captivating Dress and the skirt of the Breezy Dress. Let's cut and paste the pattern pieces really quick (thankfull this can be done in a breeze!)