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Style Comparison: the options & differences between three fashionable tops

Style Comparison: the options & differences between three fashionable tops

Today, I want to talk to you about the Be Adventurous TunicI 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.

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How to adjust any pattern for height

How to adjust any pattern for 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.

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How to make a secret Wine Stocking Sweater

How to make a secret Wine Stocking Sweater

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)

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Holiday Ready With This Pattern Hack!

Holiday Ready With This Pattern Hack!

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.

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Circle skirt to Tree skirt

Circle skirt to Tree skirt

I have a new little tree that I got for my daughter but no tree skirt! I wanted to try and make it myself, and a certain big box fabric store is selling kits, but I didn’t want to pay the price of the kit! I thought to myself, a tree skirt, how can I easily get a pattern? Duh, use a circle skirt pattern and adjust for tree measurements! Knowing the diversity of Ellie and Mac’s patterns, I looked for one that had a circle skirt in the pattern. I landed on the Be Smart Jumper because there were both girl’s and women’s sizes to work with and adjust to my tree. 
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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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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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Stockings that bring Santa to the yard

Stockings that bring Santa to the yard

I love the look of the vintage quilted stockings, the culprits of my obsession are exhibit A and B from pinterest. Just look at them in all there Christmas Carol feel glory. How can you not want some in your home. They look so cozy in the soft glow of the christmas tree, fireplace or even the continuous video of the yule log playing on the t.v. While I love the quilted style of those antique christmas treasures, the colors and fabrics are lacking. At least I really wanted an easy way to get the simple christmas-y style, of days long since past, but with fabrics I loved. This is where the FREE Ellie and Mac Stocking pattern comes into to play. I took this super simple pattern to make a set of personalized christmas stockings for my geek family. Bonus points for the fact that these are a quick easy sew and make absolutely perfect last mintue gifts…(especially since they fit a bottle of wine perfectly for the wine lovers in your life ;) )
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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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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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