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Getting ready for Summer blog tour


I have the absolute pleasure to be invited on the Ellie and Mac getting ready for Summer blog tour. Ellie and Mac have some amazing Summer patterns, you could literally create your whole Summer wardrobe just from their amazing pattern library. So Summer is just around the corner and Ive been busy with the Free spirit kimono making.

I was off to the White Island, Ibiza, at the beginning of May for my husbands birthday, so always in need of pool wraps, evening walks on the beach wraps and when your walking back from the bars at 4am and theres a chill in the air wraps, I looked for a simple but very cool Kimono pattern and the Ellie and Mac pattern is just absolutely perfect.


You can make any length you want really and because I’m a lazy sewer I decided that using a fabric that has strips on it so I can cut it quickly without having to mark anything out, this fabric was perfect. Its a chiffon type fabric, as you know Im not brilliant on my fabric knowledge, if it looks pretty and does the job thats the fabric for me LOL. I think I got the fabric from Tilly Bee fabrics Its a lovely aztec design and is light enough for the hot Ibizan sun but thick enough to keep the chill out.

The pattern itself is easy and yet very striking in appearance. It didn’t take me long to make this at all, in fact I think cutting it out took longer, no maybe overlocking (serging) all around the edges was the thing that took the longest, trust me to make a long one. I didn’t bother hemming it apart for the overlocking, because it didn’t really need it, it looks fine with the edging it has, even though there will be some hardened sewers out there tutting at me Im sure, I don’t care I think it looks good like that.


Right I have to make more, for a start my 23 year old daughter wants one to go on holiday and i might make one with a slightly heavier fabric so that its more of a wrap than kimono, for the UK summer, because apart for the one or two days of sun we get over the 3 months of summer the rest of the time its blooming freezing, or raining, or snowing! #britishsummertimeisashocker

Please have a look at all the other contributions to this fabulous blog tour, there have been some amazing makes by my sewing buddies and please check out this brilliant pattern but all the other Ellie and Mac patterns there is literally something for everyone, I have loads of their patterns and they are always well fitting and really fashion forward.

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Please visit all the wonderful bloggers on the Get Ready for Summer Sewing Patterns Blog Tour for some incredible inspirations.

  1. May 7th: Seams Sew Lo
  2. May 8th: Tenille’s Thread
  3. May 9th: Seams Sew Lo
  4. May 10th: The Sewing Goatherd
  5. May 11th: Aurora Designs Fabrics
  6. May 14th: Our Play Place
  7. May 15th: Sewjourns
  8. May 16th: Aurora Designs Fabric
  9. May 17th: QuiltsbyJoann
  10. May 18th: Liviality
  11. May 19th: Momma You Can Make It
  12. May 21st: Margarita on the Ross
  13. May 22nd: Sewing Blue
  14. May 23rd: Kathy’s Kwilts and More
  15. May 24th: Momma Newey’s Makes
  16. May 25th: Jot Designs USA
  17. May 28th: The Scatty Sewer
  18. May 29th: Granma Texas Sews
  19. May 30th: Fee Bricolo
  20. May 31st: My Sewing Roots

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