Summer is here with Ellie and Mac

Summer is here with Ellie and Mac

It's that time of year again. Temperatures are on the rise, bugs and wildlife are about and you need a new wardrobe to cope with the heat. Ellie and Mac's Getting Ready for summer blog tour is just the place to find great summer friendly options for the kids and yourself. Take  Stroll with us as we stop at a few talented seamstress's blogs and discover what they are sewing up for summer. 

We are luck enough to be filling two spots in this tour between Elizabeth and myself. I can't wait to see what she creates to inspire us. For now you will have to hop along with me as I try a new to me pattern... The Woman's Discovery Tee. 

You may have noticed from recent blogs that I am all about color blocking right now. Something about this Design technique has just been speaking to me and this pattern is no exception there. When we were told we could pick any Ellie and Mac pattern I was all over this one. And luckily I got my first pick!

I knew I wanted to use one of our in-house panel for this top and finally decided on a hufflepuff panel out of my stash. I had a scrap of a cram and gold feather print left over from who knows when but I remember I got it at hobby lobby (I think). I was unfortunately out of solid white or even ivory dbp until my next box gets here so I opted for a random grey and black stripe that was hidden in my stash. my stash is large enough to loose things in and yet I feel like I'm always out of something, how that works I have no idea!

The Discovery Tee comes with several sleeve options which allow for all season use. I am making the short sleeve version for myself because, the less clothing the better during summer in the Midwest. 

The pattern features layers and surprisingly wasn't a lot of pages to print out ... Both major bonuses in my book.  Construction is simple and easy as well making this a for sure future use pattern for me. Print to finish it only took me  about 40 minutes to create this beauty. I love a stylish and quick sew and if I can use scraps that makes it even better!

I really debated with my self on adding length or not and ended up choosing not to. I made a medium as designed with no alterations. My next one I think I will add a little length , I have a fairly long torso and find this to be something beneficial for me in most tops. In medium or high waisted pants I don't think it would be an issue but in a regular rise jean I would likely feel like I need to pull it down all the time while chasing toddlers. 

So my verdict on this top is: Win. 

I like the fit and love the design. Everything printed easily for me and there were no wasted pages. Instructions were easy to follow and the pattern pieces are self explanatory enough you don't  need the instructions if you happen to be a semi experienced sewist.









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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  • Livia

    Seriously love this shirt! What a great job!!!

  • Alyssa Wesselmann

    I love this! Your accent fabrics really add to the overall Hufflepuff look and feel. The gray and black stripes match the badger’s face! Great job! Does this pattern use the same pattern pieces for both the front and back or does it have seperate pieces for each?

  • Kimberly McQueen

    Oh, I love so much about this top! The panel, the coordinates, the colorblocking! It looks amazing on you! I really need to start looking at making myself some more tee’s….

  • Elizabeth Blanchard

    I love the color-blocking detail of this pattern. Your fabric choices are perfection!

  • Robin Elkthunder

    Wow! Awesome panel! I really need to make this pattern! I REALLY need to add more staples like this to my summer wardrobe!!

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