Be Bold

I recently discovered Ellie and Mac patterns via this blog post. How lovely is this Be Bold top by Margarita on the Ross?? Gorgeous fabric choice!! The pattern was on sale so I thought I’d give it a go.

Be Bold is an off shoulder blouse/dress pattern for woven fabric. There are various sleeve lengths, body lengths and optional additions of a ruffle and/or a sash.

My first attempt was using fabric I repurposed from an old skirt. It was a dirndl with an elastic waistband. There was quite a bit of fabric once I took the waistband off. Its a pretty rose print so a summer top seemed perfect. I had to do the cropped version just due to the length of the fabric.

The top was so quick to make. I added ties to act as straps and Ive since elasticated the hem.

Its pretty but I havent found the perfect outfit for it yet.

My second attempt was much more successful.

Such a pretty fabric!

I did the tunic length this time and elbow length sleeves again. The top can be worn on or off the shoulder and the fabric drapes beautifully . Thanks to my “first draft” version this was a hassle free make with no issues at all. I’ve already worn it half a dozen times.

I really love Ellie and Macs patterns. Ive bought several others already. They are affordable and easy to follow . Like Patterns for Pirates, they have a variety of body types showcasing each pattern and come in a good range of sizes.

I can definitely see myself making this again in future!

In Other News

🍇The sewing room has had a little makeover and I now have a lot more space. Excuse the mess, I am not a tidy sewist! #sorrynotsorry

🍓I’ve been listening to many episodes of Love to Sew . Its an excellent sewing podcast presented by the wonderful Helen (of Helens Closet) and Caroline, founder of Blackbird Fabrics.

🍉 I actually bought plain fabric in my last haul. I know!! I’m shocked too😂. Watch this space to see what comes of it 🤗

Until next time

Happy Sewing/ Yarning /Living/Loving❤