This is week one of the 52 Week Sewing Challenge. The requirement as to sew someone warm or soft. Challenge Accepted!
Ellie and Mac has yet another release on the market.
Introducing The Going Home Sweater
Another one with loads of options which is why I like them. I sewed this one up in a few hours start to finish. I did a Full Bust Adjustment, which was a new challenge for me. Raglan sleeves tend to throw a wrench into things, don’t they? I followed a tutorial I found online and it worked out fairly well. I think if I make another one I will add another inch in the bust so it fits a little looser.
I choose the tunic length, but you could also make a shirt or a dress with this pattern. My sleeves are elbow length, but as always you could do short or long ones. The long sleeves have a band. You can also make a cowl neck option.
Does this fabric look familiar? I just used it! I am kind of in love with it. I now have two super cozy shirts with it! You can read about my Nora here.
You can pick this pattern up from Ellie and Mac here. There is a 20% off sale happening right now too!!
The crazy weather in Ohio has been locked inside as I have become a wimp when the temperatures drop. I even wore this one out for The Sawyer Brown concert on Saturday night. I grew up listening to them and still love them. You know them right? Maybe my video clip will help.
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I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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