Then I’m Walking in Memphis…

My new dress is The Memphis by Ellie and Mac. I have been sewing a lot of Ellie and Mac lately because they sew up quickly and are always trendy. Also I have nagged Lindsey enough that she went up one more size to a 5X.

Features:

Four sleeve options

Ruffle skirt hem option

Lined bodice with back seam detail

No trim pattern pages

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

Memphis Ellie and Mac

This pattern has a fully lined bodice and a gathered skirt. It sewed up quickly which is always a win for me to be honest. I doubled the length of my sleeve ruffles and folded them in half so it wouldn’t show plain white on the inside to get this look. That made them extra full and extra girlie. This fabric is also extra girlie. 🙂 Plus I got to sew up some more Sly Fox DBP for this one. Honestly, it has been a pleasure to sew with.

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Take notice of the flooding in the background. Our weather is protesting spring and we have been having a lot of wind and rain. Here is where the wind pics begin.

Crazy hair and squinty eyes ahead. Proceed with caution. 🙂

Why yes, I am driving the train with my eyes closed.

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Dear Wind, Please stop, you are ruining my pictures! Thanks.

Memphis Ellie and Mac

Eyes open, Hair please calm down.

Memphis Ellie and Mac

Do you guys know the song walking in Memphis? No? You should…here are the lyrics!
This pattern is currently on sale so pick it up for a steal.
Walking in Memphis
Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
W.C. Handy, won’t you look down over me
Yeah, I got a first class ticket
But I’m as blue as a boy can be
Then I’m walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?
Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered ’round his tomb
But there’s a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room
When I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?
They’ve got catfish on the table
They’ve got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven’t got a prayer
But, boy, you’ve got a prayer in Memphis
Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said
“Tell me are you a Christian child?”
And I said “Ma’am, I am tonight”
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
Was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel?
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel?
Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Songwriters: Marc Cohn
Walking in Memphis lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

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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