Givin’ you the Cold Shoulder

So I pushed my comfort zone a wee bit with this one! I can’t say I have ever worn a cold shoulder top like this, but I feel so petty in it.

Introducing The Cold Shoulder Top from Ellie and Mac.

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So installing bands is sort of my nemesis. I 100% hands down prefer the banded look over hemming because with some top stitching it looks so much neater and professional. But this top has a lot of banding. 🙂

Fold, Press, Quarter, Pin, Repeat X’s 3

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This would be such a pretty photo if I didn’t have a boob necklace….This is life!

My top is one of three bodice options. I have the mini dress length on over my jeans because it feels more like a tunic to me. Measure the length before you slice into your treasured fabrics for a dress. There are lines to adjust for height included. Keep in mind, I am only 5’1. I used a 3/4 length sleeve which doesn’t feel too hot for summer with the open shoulder styling. Also to note:  I almost always do a bicep adjustment on EAM patterns, but this one didn’t need it due to open concept design. My fabric is from Ms. Rosa over at Sew Blessed Fabrics. My amazing tan lines are courtesy of wearing The Sunny Day Dress.

 

So let’s talk about features for this one…

Three sleeve options – Short, 3/4 (like mine), and Long sleeves

Sizes XXS – 5X

Banded top, cinched tunic or mini dress length options

No trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly. Watch a video here.

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


OK! Are you ready to give the world The Cold Shoulder? Here you go!

The Women’s Pattern It is on sale for $3.85.

Do you guys remembered when I mentioned the Back to School SALE the other day? Everything is still 40% off at Ellie and Mac.

Here is also the link to check out the Sunny Day if you want sexy tan lines like mine.

Sunny Day it is on sale for $5.37

 

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Beautiful Day

Today is a beautiful day and it’s perfect for The Beautiful Day Top!! Again Ellie and Mac is on it with this one! Sizes ranging from XXS to 5x and it is loaded with options.

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I feel like this top, in this fabric, is screaming SUMMER!! This top is so cute with it’s flouncy sleeves and twirly hem!

I love the hi lo style of the skirt which is why I have been making quite a few of them lately. This top came together so easily, but plan ahead so you have enough room to cut the larger back skirt piece. A little blog reader insider info…I didn’t hem a single stitch on either of them tops!

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I have seen around the sewing groups that some people are over floral prints, but I am just not there yet. The navy and white gingham print with small floral clusters is so cheery. I got this fabric at Sew Blessed Fabric.

 

And because one is never enough…I have a second top to share.

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This Beautiful Day Top has the added sash, tied backwards. Had I noticed the “white out” spot, I wouldn’t have turned it. However, this is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t leave fabric in a window for 10 days. Sun bleached spots. Thankfully only on the sash, the top was safe!

So the pattern features:

Three sleeve options

Hi-low full twirl skirt

Tie belt

No trim pattern pages for quick assembly

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

 

OK Time to Shop ~~ Currently on Sale for $3.85

Beautiful Day Women’s Top Pattern here

Also don’t forget the Ellie and Mac back to School Sale where everything is 40% off !!!

Print Fabrics from Sew Blessed

Solid Pink DBP from Sly Fox Fabrics

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24/7 I am living in this top

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It is super pretty right? I am loving this one and living in it 24/7 because it is the 24/7 top!! So this is an awesome top to make with either yardage or small leftovers. The top is designed for knits and the bottom is even more versatile because you can use knits or wovens. That’s pretty fantastic to me!

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I have already made two tops and I think I will need a few more. I have a stash of small cuts that this top will be perfect for! The only adjustment I made was adding about 2 inches to the Dolman sleeve to fit my bicep.

This top features:

Dolman style bodice

Short sleeve

Hi Lo hem

Center back pleat

Color blocked style

The sizes range from XXS-5X. For reference I made the 4x graded to a 5x.

 So this pattern is on sale until Sunday the 22nd. The sale price is only $3.85!! Also while you are shopping, take a look at all the patterns which are already marked 25% off. Use code HOT15 to save an extra 15% off. 🙂 You are welcome!

Here is the link to the 24/7 top!!  Click and save some cash!

 

My thoughts: This one sewed up very quickly. I printed, taped, cut, and assembled in about 2 hours! I used my serger for the seams and didn’t finish the bottom edge of the top. It is knits and I didn’t want to mess up the curvy. with a woven, you will need to finish it. This is super easy for all skill levels! You can do it!

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OK fabric time…

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Both of these prints are DBP from Stitchinpretties.com 🙂 Join their Facebook group Stitchin’ Pretties to stay in the sales loop!

The dot print is called Gracie and you can get it here.

The bottom print is called Juliana and you can get it here.

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This great floral print is from Rosa at Iamsewblessed.com Also join her Facebook group Sew Blessed Fabrics to keep up with stockings and sales.

 

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Sunny Day

SUNNY DAYS, SWEEPING THE CLOUDS AWAY

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OK, so that is wishful thinking as a storm is rolling through as I type this. 🙂 Such is Ohio weather in June. Alright. On to the pattern. 🙂 Big surprise, but I am sticking with a good thing. Ta-Da!! Another pattern from Ellie and Mac. This time it is the latest release called Sunny Day.

As you can see, I made two lengths in two totally different types of fabrics. First, I made the Striped version. This is the knee length option. It is super comfy. This striped look a little trippy in pics, but thankfully not as much in person.

I got this fabric from Ms. Rosa over at Sew Blessed. ITY is so cool and silky and dreamy! I have been hoarding this for a few months now. I loved it so much. I can’t wait to make a little cropped cardi to wear over it! I made this version in testing and the tank straps were slightly widen in the final pattern. Just so ya know! 🙂

 

The second version I made is the mini version. Woot! Woot! I’m wearing a mini dress…over leggings, of course!

This is actually a couple inches shorter than the mini length because I only had 2 yards of this adorable humming bird print fabric. I got it from Ksews.  The wider straps in this version cover my bra straps much better! This on sewed up quickly wish is one of my favorite things about sewing Ellie and Mac patterns.

This top is assembled with the “burrito roll’ technique which means no binding! The pattern has great directions for this and a video clip as well. So 6 pieces and you have a top! This pattern also has optional pockets. I was lazy and didn’t make them, now I regret it. I may open up the side seams and put them in. I love pockets so why I didn’t put them in…no idea!

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This pattern comes in sizes XXS-4X. I made the 4X.  lengths are included in the pattern- tunic, mini, knee and maxi length. Perfect length for whatever you want!

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Chico is back 🙂

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Pattern Women’s Sunny Day. It is on sale for $3.85. Also don’t forget that the summer sale is ending on Saturday and patterns will no longer be half price. Don’t forget to pick up a few! Here is a link to all things Ellie and Mac. 🙂

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Showing you my terrible skin because my earrings are AMAZING!!! I love when I can wear these little beauties!

 

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Apple Cardigan and a sneak peek

This quick entry is just to let you know that The Apple Cardigan is on Sunshine Sale today only until midnight. This is my second one and I love it as much as the first one! I will show you both today to remind you how amazing it is!

Ladies size 0-30 with or without an included FBA. I made one with short and one with  long sleeves. These are both the shorter length version but you can make a knee length option.

This burnt orange floral fabric is Liverpool from Iamsewblessed.com. I wasn’t sure how Liverpool would work for a cardigan, but it feels nice and drapes neatly too! I am slowly falling in love with all things Liverpool.

Here is the link to the floral on black version in my past post.

The sale runs until Sunday at midnight EST. Click the link. Use the coupon code “sunshinesale” for ladies at $6 and girls at $5 or “sunshinesalebundle” for the bundle at $10.

Here are the links!!

Ladies 

Girls

Bundle

Remember the Sneak Peek Promise… The green striped brushed poly from Sly Fox Fabrics! Follow my blog so you don’t miss it!BSD Apple Sophia 24-28 13

 

 

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Helen

It has been awhile since I tested with Diby Club, but this one was worth the wait! Trust me! Let me show you Helen, beautiful Helen.

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Yea I know, I kinda love it also.

This dress comes in maxi, knee, and mid thigh length. There is a slit up the sides of the longer two lengths. I took several inches off the length of this one, but left the slit at the same height.

This was the first time I have sewn a garment with dolmen sleeves, but it made this one a fairly easy construction. I did find the sleeves a little snug in the blue dress so you may want to do a bit of measuring if you have larger arms. It is a personal adjustment. I nearly always need to make it. I adjusted that in the next one. 🙂 DIBY Helen 30-28 12

This is the full front bodice option. I love how quickly this came together. Well written directions make the casing come together quickly and you can choose buttonholes or grommets.

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This beautiful fabric is an ITY from Iamsewblessed. It is gorgeous. It feels amazing! I need more of it! Now Helen 2.0.

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OK Helen 2.0 is kinda amazing as well. I shortened the mid-thigh an extra 3 inches so I could wear it as a top instead of a dress. I honestly have no place to wear a short dress. 😉

Did I mention the pockets in this dress? They are large! Roomy enough to tuck in my phone, my keys, and my hands. 🙂 All dresses need pockets. Why don’t all dresses have pockets?

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So let’s talk fabric. This amazing Zebra with gold foil ITY came from Sly Fox Fabric. It is a new release from Sly Fox Fabrics. You can check it out here. You need it! Trust me! I have a little bit left and NEED to use it ASAP! You also need this pattern. You can pick it up using the links below.

OK So now that I talked you into Helen, you can get it here.

 

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