Does any one else feel like this summer has been crazy busy? I signed up for a variety of Back to School tours to keep me motivated during such a hectic time of year. This is tour is sponsored by Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns.
Can you believe I have been sewing PDF patterns for 4 years but I have never sewn an Ellie and Mac Pattern? A bit about the company and their designer, Lindsey Essary,
As with any first run on a pattern Sweet Pea got to pick her fabrics, she opted for a lightweight but bright fabric that makes a great transition for the Vermont/ New Hampshire leaf peeping season we are approaching. I was a bit disappointed that I could not convince her she needed sleeves but the sleeveless will get tons of use with sweaters and can easily be layered with a turtleneck underneath if she wants.
This pattern was shocking in how easy it was. The instructions were clear and concise and the pattern pieces for the size 4 that I made (sizing up to give Sweet Pea more of a chance to wear it since she opted for sleeveless). I used a serger for construction and opted for my daughter’s favorite top stitch (zigzag) in red thread that she picked out. This is definitely a nap time sew as sewing with the serger took roughly 25 minutes. I was a tad concerned about the method of making the points for the “shark bite” part but as stated earlier, Lindsey walks you through clear instructions for a nice clean point.
Sweet Pea loves that its a top that can be worn with shorts, pants or with wool tights. It made her feel like a princess while being comfy and casual and allowing for lots of play! Even though this was my first Ellie and Mac pattern, I will definitely be making more of this top and more from their catalog.
If you’re late joining the tour; 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!
- August 20th: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
- August 21st: Seams Sew Lo
- August 22nd: Momma Newey’s Makes
- August 23rd: Mama You Can Make It
- August 24th: DIYDanielle
- August 27th: Mijn11jes&ik
- August 28th: Tenille’s Thread
- August 29th: Make it Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier
- August 30th: My Sewing Roots
- August 31st: SequioaLynn Sews
- September 1st: Mijn11jes&ik
- September 2nd: Crafty Curly Couture
- September 3rd: Sew 4 Five
- September 4th: Our Play Place
- September 5th: Fée bricolo
- September 6th: Jot Designs (USA)
*A special thank you to Seam So Low for compiling and hosting this back to school tour.
*I received this pattern free for blogging about it and this post may contain affiliate links.