Fireside Top

As you can see I have done a lot of sewing this past week. This is my second post in as many days. Again, Ellie and Mac came to my rescue! I recently received this gorgeous Poly Rayon Spandex fabric from Sly Fox Fabrics! Holy cow!! It is so much better in person.

Fireside 4x 12 Have you guys added mustard color to your closets yet? Because I seriously think you should. I know it is shocking that I went with a floral print but How was I suppose to resist this one? It is called Serenity. You can pick it up as just this print or in a bundle with modal jersey.

OK So now that pattern. Another Ellie and Mac for me! I am helping you guys out because their summer sale is still going on and everything is HALF PRICE!!

Fireside 4x 17

This is the Women’s Fireside Top. I loved the back cut out with a strap. I think it is a little different that some of my recent tops. It has a band from the scoop back to the V neck front. The directions were clear and my first even V neck looks great!  I made a few modifications and I will tell you about them as we go.

Fireside 4x 9

So the first thing I changed was to make the shirt short sleeved. It comes with a Dolman sleeve, but includes an additional pattern piece for a lower sleeve. It is summer so I didn’t use it. I added roughly 1.5 inches to the width of the Dolman sleeve and then hemmed the raw edge.

Next thing I changed was not including the side vents. This happened mainly because I forgot about them as I was sergering along and didn’t want to unpick the seam. I am ok with the result. 🙂

So do you love the Women’s Fireside as much as I do? Get your copy here while it is 50% off. The price is $4.48, but only for a few more days!! Hurry! Also all Ellie and Mac patterns are 50% off so snoop around and shop shop shop!

The fabric can be found here, but don’t wait to long. The great prints go fast!! Sly Fox is awesome with next day shipping!! Also while at Sly Fox sign up to win a serer…link is here.

Leave me a comment and let me know which pattern you are picking up! I would love to see what you are making!

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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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