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)
Hello everyone! It’s Nellie from sewmessy.blogspot.com! I am guest blogging here at Ellie and Mac today and we are going to talk about a tough topic today. PANTS! Pants are pretty tough to sew and have them look perfect. Many people become discouraged and disheartened when sewing their own pants because there are so many things that can go wrong and there are so many kinds of alterations that can be done that it is overwhelming. Where do we even start?
First, we are going to start with a great pants pattern. The new Women’s Good Vibe Joggers. And these joggers are AMAZING!! Check out those adorable zipper pockets! And your choice of waist band? SA-WEEEET!
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.
Today I decided to modify the Go Exploring Cardigan (affiliate link) into a robe for my daughter. She has been asking for a robe and I wanted to see if I could make it happen with a pattern I already had. I decided to make the robe out of minky with a little bit of stretch so I knew that I would need to make changes to the pattern such as length, pocket placement, band length and...
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.