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Printed Patterns Storage for Small Spaces

Printed Patterns Storage for Small Spaces

Here’s Livia from LIVIALITY.COM and am here today to share with you my method of assembling and storing my printed patterns.

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.
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Sunny Day Dress: simple hacks

Sunny Day Dress: simple hacks

Hello there! It’s Melissa again and I have a few modifications for the Sunny Day dress I would like to share with you. This is one of my most favorite Ellie and Mac patterns for myself. I wear one at least once a week. 

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. 
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How to make a Nursing Around The Block Hoodie

How to make a Nursing Around The Block Hoodie

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! 

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Ruffle Sleeve Kimono: How To Hack The Free Spirit Kimono

Ruffle Sleeve Kimono: How To Hack The Free Spirit Kimono

Hey everyone! I'm Stephanie, here to show you today how to turn the Free Spirit Kimono up a notch by adding a ruffle to the sleeve! & Just in time for Kimono Season! I keep seeing all these cute kimonos with ruffle sleeves. I sent it to Lindsey and she said, “I bet you can totally do that with our kimono!” and she was RIGHT! This was such an easy hack that keeps up with the trends!
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How to make a fox dress from the School Cool Dress

How to make a fox dress from the School Cool Dress

Hi everyone,

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 pieces

2. Take the front piece and search the middle of the armhole
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Sewing Workflow: Process & Organizing Tips for making the most of your sewing time

Sewing Workflow: Process & Organizing Tips for making the most of your sewing time

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.

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Hacking the Fall in Love Sweater

Hacking the Fall in Love Sweater

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:

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How to add dimension with applique

How to add dimension with applique

Bonjour! It's me again, Lo, from Seams Sew Lo! Almost two years ago, I made my Baby Girl a 3D Butterfly dress, you may see it here. Then I mader her a Ellie and Mac Unisex raglan with a another 3D Butterfly, here. She has since outgrown her gorgeous butterfly dress, so I decided to create her a new one and share with you on how you may make your own 3D Butterfly dress. Here is how to make your own!

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.
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Pattern Mashup: the Be Captivating with the Breezy Dress

Pattern Mashup: the Be Captivating with the Breezy Dress

Hi there, this is Manda from SewingAmbi again! This time I bring you one of my favorite sews of last year: a mashup of the Be Captivating Dress and the Breezy Dress

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!)

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Pattern Mashup: Ruched Tee + Be Captivating

Pattern Mashup: Ruched Tee + Be Captivating

Hi everyone! I (Sonia) have here today my favorite dress I’ve made to date, a mashup of the Ruched Tee and the Be Captivating Dress! This hack is quite simple, especially if you have already made the ruched tee once or twice, and are familiar with its construction. If not, don’t worry, it is easy! And the Facebook group is always here to help!
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Fabric Upcycling: how to dye fabrics

Fabric Upcycling: how to dye fabrics

Hi Guys, Sequoia from Sequoialynnsews here. Today, I am sharing an upcycle with a little bit of a flirty touch to it. First the upcycle part!

I drug out an entire tote of random lace curtains. I have these because someone said, “Since you sew, I bet you can do something with these.” That was at least 5 years ago and they have been hanging out in a bin ever since. In all fairness, I did hang one set on my French Doors in my pantry. My goal this year is to sew up some stuff that I have been hoarding for way too long. Enter stark white lace curtains. Stark white really isn’t a color I wear much and honestly it just screams, “I am a curtain!” So I picked out a few panels because if you are going to use up a bottle of dye you may as well dye several things! I picked this pile of curtains.

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Lucky Girl Lace-up Sleeve Hack

Lucky Girl Lace-up Sleeve Hack

I love a good pattern hack, and one that involves very little actual pattern modifications is even better! This hack is quick and easy, and gives a totally new look to the newly released Lucky Girl Pattern. So let’s get right into it!
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