Today, I want to talk to you about the Be Adventurous Tunic, I love the 90’s Dress, and Memphis Top. These three patterns are all visually similar as they all have a gathered skirt and bodices that curve upwards. Shown in that order below. Please not that I shortened the skirt on the I love the 90’s Dress, omitted sleeve flounces, cut all sleeves to fit me at a ¾ length (not in any of the patterns), omitted center back seams if included in the pattern, and also made height adjustments to each pattern for my 5’ height.
Hi there! I am Manda from the blog Sewing Ambi and I am going to talk a bit about your height versus the height EAM patterns are drafted for.
For this occassion I borrowed my beautiful sister-in-law Leonie. From the moment the Tulip Tunic & Dress released I knew this was a perfect pattern for her. To proof it, I offered to sew one for her.
Bonjour! It is Lo, from Seams Sew Lo again! Do you love wine and need a fun Christmas sweater or dress? Well, here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own Wine Bottle Christmas Stocking Holder.
Great news is the Ellie and Mac has a FREE Christmas Stocking sewing pattern! It has an amazing tutorial as well. I, however, am not always great at following directions, so I hacked the the tutorial just a little. (Okay, maybe a lot)
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.
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.
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!