Reversible Dress- EAM

One Dress – Two Looks

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REVERSIBLE DRESS

As I was sewing this dress up, I was trying to coming up with reasons why I needed a reversible dress. We know I NEEDED it! I decided it would make the perfect day to night outfit. You can use bright cheery colors on one side and darker sexier colors on the other. Maybe you need it for travel. One garment in your bag, but two outfits. Lastly, I thought if you were like me and a messy eater…drip your soup at lunch…no problem. Just turn your dress inside out and you’re good to go! Ok, that was in a stretch, but it is so my life!

 

This is one side of my dress. I choose to make the mini version which is a actually a knee length. The midi version is several inches longer. I chose to color block my front bodice here.

The hot pink fabric is DBP from Sly Fox Fabrics and the floral print is from Sew Blessed Fabrics.

On the flip side…

 

I have to confess that this is a mistake. My skirt is attached incorrectly. It should have been split with black in the front or back and the blue as the opposite. It works out well though and it just looks colorblocked. This blue BP is also from Sly Fox and the watercolor looking print is from… gasp….Joann’s. I picked it up last Black Friday.

Ok Let’s talk pattern features…

Solid and color block options

Mini and midi length options

Reversible

Excellent twirl factor

No trim pattern pages for quick assembly

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience

Sizes XXS-4X. I sewed the 4X.

The Women’s Reversible Dress is available here. It is currently on sale for $3.85.

While at Ellie and Mac check out all the other patterns which are also only sale for 25% off.

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Lola Bottoms

If you are going to make some amazing pants- Make them in snake skin print!

5oo4 Lola 4X 8

These are the Lola Pants from 5oo4 patterns. A high rise, wide leg pant that is so popular this fall. The Lola will become your new favorite pant, but they can also be your favorite capris or shorts. I sewed up my fit muslin in a woven fabric to make sure the fit was spot on. These pants are drafted to be made for a very fluid woven fabric or a lightweight knit.

5oo4 Lola 4X 1

Here I am wearing a size 4 x. I did a fully belly adjustment. I honestly could have probably used a 3x with a belly adjustment because this knit is so stretchy. I would recommend doing a fit muslin with a similar fabric to what you plan to use for your finished piece. Pants can be tricky to fit so I suggest you do a muslin. This is a single brushed poly from Sly Fox. I love it, I wanted a dress made out of it, but since these are such great pants I am happy with them too! Here is the link to the fabric.

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In typical 5oo4 fashion there are loads of options with these pants.

  • Pants, Capris or Shorts
  • Belt Loops and Waist Tie Belt
  • Pockets
  • Woven or knit construction

I didn’t create belt loops or tie belt because I knew I wanted to pair my Lola’s with an extra wide belt. I am sort of obsessed with this belt lately!

Showing it with and without a sweater! Looks great for a variety of seasons which is perfect for Ohio.

Do you love Lola too? Here is the link to the ladies pattern. It is on sale for $7.95 right now!

I suggest any of more fitted tops from 5oo4 to wear with your Lola’s. I am kinda dreaming of making a Jessie in red Liverpool to wear with mine! Here are a few other Jessie’s I have made.

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SFFPromo 5oo4Jessie (10)Here

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Guest Blogging

Today, I am guest blogging on Ellie and Mac!! I am showing you how I did my first ever pattern hack! I am using the Be Mine Cardigan to recreate a ready to wear one I saw recently. Here is the original…

And styled differently…

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And it became this…

Here is the link at Ellie and Mac.

Also use my Affiliate Link to browse the patterns. They are all 25% off this month!

 

The fabric I used above is from Stitchin’ Pretties and using the code MEMONDAY you can save 20% off ALL DAY!! Check it out!

 

Tomorrow on my blog- Lola Pants. Here is a sneak peek!

5oo4 Lola 4X 2

Vintage Apron

If you know me, you know I love all things vintage and apparently that means aprons as well! This vintage inspired apron has now released from Rebecca Page Sewing and it is FREE!

RP Apron 5x 12 I used quilting weight cottons for the lower layers as well as the straps and used this great quilted scrap of fabric for the bodice and first apron layer. I think it is 100% adorable!

This apron is perfect to wear while mixing up a batch of cookies…RP Apron 5x 10

Perfect to wear while cooking dinner…RP Apron 5x 4

and even better while having a glass of wine…RP Apron 5x 12

The Vintage Apron comes in sizes XXS to 5X and would make a perfect gift for the upcoming Christmas Season! You can easily make it to match anyone’s favorite colors, fold it up in a basket with cookie mixes and gift complete!

RP Apron 5x 2

Remember the best part about it? FREE! Here is the link.

 

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My new bestie Olivia

Let me introduce you to Olivia! She is my latest make from Rebecca Page and I love her. RP Olivia 5x 1

I made the knit version and used both my serger and sewing machines. You also have the option of making your Olivia with woven fabrics and doing French Seams. 🙂 Up to you! The neckline is gathered with an elastic casing and I choose to do my sleeves the same way. The pattern has cut lines for both short and long sleeves so I split the difference and made mine around elbow length. I prefer this length come fall.

I did a 1 inch full bust adjustment on this pattern as I am just a bit outside of the size range. Since the pattern is similar to a very wide boat neck it was a little unusual, but it worked out well and I am happy with the outcomeEven though Olivia is a roomier fit I think it was the right choice because now I don’t have any weird pulling in the bust or under arm area. I also lengthened the bodice by 3 inches. I do this to almost everything I make because I will not wear tops that do not cover my stomach. One of the best things about sewing for yourself is making the adjustments which are needed. You shouldn’t apologize for it. I almost always add length even though I am only 5’1. I almost always have to adjust arms at the bicep and I almost always need a full bust adjustment. When I try on clothing in a store these are the areas that always annoy me. If you are going to the trouble of making your own clothes, you should feel good when wearing them.

This shirt is actually designed to sit on the outer shoulder. That would be awesome, but this girl needs a real bra with real straps. 🙂 I just cinched the elastic a little shorter and brought it all in.

RP Olivia 5x 6

Fabric Time:

This is another beauty from Sly Fox Fabrics. It is called Eminence Chevrons. Mary Beth, one of the owners, picked this out for me. She did a nice job! This isn’t my typical print and by that I mean it isn’t floral, but I love it anyhow. Chevron is always fun. I would have totally made it into pants if I had the patience to match  all the points. Speaking of matching, I can’t believe I didn’t get one single picture of my chevron matching on the sides. I honestly worked pretty hard to make that happen.

This is a DTY which is a little like ITY. I love the feel of it. Soft, silky, and cool. All good things in the summer. 🙂 I am linking you to everything that popped up with I searched Chevron over at Sly Fox Fabrics because there are a lot of really great options.

RP Olivia 5x 3

Pattern info time!

This is the women’s Olivia. Size range XXS-5X. Here is the Women’s Link Currently 25% off

There is a girl’s Olivia. Size range Newborn to girl size 12. Here is the Girl’s Link.  Currently 25% off.

Here is the Bundle Ladies and Girls Patterns  Save $7.60

Hope you pick up this pattern while it is on sale and match yourself a new bestie!

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EAM Back to School Blog Tour- Sitting Pretty Top and Wrap Skirt

Today it is my turn on the Ellie and Mac Back to School Blog Tour! I hope you are following along and getting some great new ideas for yourself and your kiddos!

I am sharing an outfit that will be absolutely perfect for mommas, teachers, librarians, or anyone who just loves new outfits!

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I sewed up the Wrap Skirt first and right away I knew I wanted to new shirt to share along with it. I searched the Ellie and Mac website for something I hadn’t sewn yet and decided on the Sitting Pretty top! The Peter Pan style collar screamed ‘school teacher’ to me!

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Let’s start with the Women’s Wrap Skirt! This is the ultimate in girlie! All those ruffles are amazing! The skirt comes in a short version as well as the longer version I am wearing. The size range is XXS-5X. I made a 5x.  It is held closed with an inside button closure as well as the adorable side ties! Don’t let all the ruffles worry you! You can quickly sew them on your sewing machine or serger! This was the first time I used my serger to gather and trust me it was so worth it! I finished my bottom edge with a rolled hem also done on my serger, but you can easily do it on your sewing machine! This skirt did take a few hours to make mostly because of the endless amount of ruffle! In my size the skirt required 11 sections of fabric! Don’t get me wrong it was worth every stitch!

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When I signed up to be apart of the blog tour, I knew I wanted to take my pictures at the library. As we were heading out the door, I got a call that my new glasses were in so I decided to take my photos in the next town over as the library is close to my eye doctor. Who would have known they had the children’s section decorated like Hogwarts!! Lucky me! BTW how do you guys like my new spectacles? Are they ‘teacher-ly’?

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Now let’s talk about the Sitting Pretty top! The size range is from XXS-4X. I am wearing a 4x. I added about 1.5 inches to both the front and back bodice pieces to get a little extra room in the belly. I also added about 1/2 inch to the fitted sleeve option. This is more of a slim fit pattern so bare that in mind and adjust according to your preference. This top features 4 options for the sleeves and I am wearing the 3/4 length fitted sleeve. The attached peter pan style collar was much easier than I had expected! Literally, it too about 5 minute to sew it together. I think it is an adorable finish in the contrasting black fabric. I used a scrap of ponte roma I had left over from my pants last week (or was it the week before) for the collar.  Yes, it was still lying here. No judging! This top came together in about 40 minutes and I was able to use my serger on the entire thing!

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Let’s talk fabric now! This is called Small Rose Dots in Black and it is from Sly Fox Fabrics! I picked up in late spring, I think, on a Sly Buy. I am so glad I got 4 yards because this skirt took about 3.5 of them! It is a double brushed poly and black in sadly sold out! I am linking you too the same print on a denim colored background though. 🙂 My main fabric for my shirt is also from Sly Fox Fabrics. It is a Tri-blend Jersey and I am not sure what the exact color is, but it feel likes the softest PJs in your dresser! Trust me! Here is a link to the current Tri-Blend options. While over at Sly Fox, sign up to win a serger! Here is that link! The Ebony Ponte Roma is from Stitchin’ Pretties. Have you stopped by and checked out their sale? 45% off 27 fabrics!!! I think that makes them under 4 bucks.

Today is the last day to take advantage of the 40% off everything sale at Ellie and Mac!!!

Pattern Links

Women’s Wrap Skirt- Click Here Sale Price $5.37

Sitting Pretty Top – Click Here Sale Price $4.77

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the Ellie and Mac Blog Tour! Please check out these other blogs and sign up to win!!

Visit all the bloggers on the Back To School Sewing Patterns Blog Tour Featuring Ellie and Mac and enter the giveaway to win a $50 store credit below!

  1. August 20th: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
  2. August 21st: Seams Sew Lo
  3. August 22nd: Momma Newey’s Makes
  4. August 23rd: Mama You Can Make It
  5. August 24th: DIYDanielle
  6. August 27th: Mijn11jes&ik
  7. August 28th: Tenille’s Thread
  8. August 29th: Make it Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier
  9. August 30th: My Sewing Roots
  10. August 31st: SequioaLynn Sews
  11. September 1st: Mijn11jes&ik
  12. September 2nd: Crafty Curly Couture
  13. September 3rd: Sew 4 Five
  14. September 4th: Our Play Place
  15. September 5th: Fée bricolo
  16. September 6th: Jot Designs (USA)

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Batwing Tunic and Dress

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Batwing!

EAM Batwing 4x 1

This Batwing style top is yet another release from Ellie and Mac! They are keeping me busy over here and my machines are always on the move. I think this may actually be my first ever woven garment! I knew the loose fit styling would make it easy to fit and comfy to wear.

EAM Batwing 4x 5

How cute is the back tie detailing? I like that it is just a ‘little something’ I used my tube turners to create it and I am telling you, AGAIN, they are worth their weight in gold! I styled my top with boots and a thin gray belt. Fall is coming and I am so ready for it! You have the option to sew up the arm holes a bit when constructing, but I didn’t I wanted my tank top to show. The little peek of lace is cute and I also have some neon green fabric I plan to make another tank out of to wear with this top. Neon anything usually isn’t my color, but the gray and animal print makes me happy!

Features 🙂

Batwing Bodice Style

Back Tie Detail

Tunic, Knee and Ankle Lengths

No trim pattern pages, for quick an easy assembly

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience.

 EAM Batwing 4x 7

I made size 4x graded to 5x and used the tunic length cut lines. This fabric is very lightweight and flowy which is perfect for this pattern. Let’s talk about MY fabric. I recently ordered this fabric from Fabric Mart. This is labeled Caution Yellow/ Graphite Gray and it is 100% polyester. I love a fun animal print!

Pattern Info:

This new release pattern is on sale until Sunday. The sale price is $3.85.

Here is the link to the Women’s Pattern.  You need it, no debating about it!

Also tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the 40% percent off Back to School Sale. Speaking of tomorrow I will be up for the Back To School Blog Tour! You won’t want to miss it, I promise!


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