Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School with Ellie Inspired

Have you seen Ellie Inspired's Back To School pattern release?
If not, you are missing out on a bunch of very cute patterns. As always, the patterns are illustrated and come with clear instructions.
And... they are all size 1-16!


The Best Friend dress is a super quick sew. 
It features dolman sleeves and has a loose fit. 

The School Days skirt pattern is two patterns in one! I chose the ruffle version and paired it with the Lil Bluebird top. It also comes with a stripwork version. 
But what's even better is....
there are built in shorts! 


I fell in love with this pinafore! It is so sweet. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can be made for everyday wear or fancy for a special occasion. The pinafore has pleats that open up into a full skirt. It has a zipper closer in the back. The included blouse pattern has a button front and can be worn without the pinafore.
To round out the girls' patterns, Ellie Inspired is working on up sizing her Mary Mack pattern all the way to size 16.  Also, check out the Sweet Pea coat for the perfect jacket for fall.

We can't forget about the boys!

This sweater was super fast to sew up. We choose a light weight knit that is perfect for cool summer evenings and those early fall days. The cuffs and neck are finished with rib knit. The pattern also comes with a sleeveless version. 

Charlies is a classic button down shirt that features long or short sleeves. The back of the shirt has two pleats.

 The Play Ball Raglan is so comfy. This pattern is an oldie but was increased to size 16. If you own the old version you can purchase the new sizes here.

The Jammin Hoodie  has also been up sized to size 16.
Girls' patterns....check
Boys' patterns....check
Backpack and lunchbox.....check, wait, what!
Yep, there is a new pattern for a backpack and lunch box.

You can check out all the Back to School goodness on the Ellie Inspired Facebook page.
Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ellie Inspired Smock-a-long and Grace & Me's Jody's Summer Frock

Back in June the very talented Laura Johnson from Ellie Inspired Patterns hosted a smock-a-long. Not only did she teach us how to smock but she also gave us a free dress pattern! Smocking has always been on my sewing bucket list. I have always loved smocking but I have been terrified to try it. I jumped in with both feet and I must say I am very pleased with my results.
I am already planning baby girl's next smocked outfit. 
But, if that wasn't enough cuteness, check out this.
Grace & Me a division Ellie Inspired is releasing Jody's Summer Frock pattern for 15" and 18" dolls. Jody's Summer Frock is a doll sized version by Grace & Me of Ellie Inspired's Nonie's Girl and Nonie's Baby. The pattern is full of detailed photos and step by step instructions to help you complete your outfit.
Jody's Summer Frock is a lined, sleeveless dress that also comes with and adorable bolero pattern.
No details of the beautiful pattern are lost with the ribbon detail and pleated skirt.
 The pattern can also be made in two different lengths and includes an attached petticoat/lining. 
Baby Girl was very excited to not only have a new dress for her but also one for her big baby! 

Jody's Summer Frock is now available on Pixie Faire! Get your copy today.