Ellie and Mac Get Ready for Summer Blog Tour

It seems like just yesterday I was sewing hoodies and long sleeve tops.  But yep, school is almost out for the summer here in the south.  So bring on tank tops, swimsuits, and shorts sewing.


To better prepare everyone for summer, Ellie and Mac is sponsoring a month long Get Ready for Summer Blog Tour.  I wanted to try something a little different for this summer.  I bought a lot of wovens on clearance at the end of last summer, and they have been calling my name.  I used the Ellie and Mac Be Bold (affiliate link) pattern to make this fun and airy crop top.


The Women’s Be Bold contains options for bikini and crop top lengths along with top, tunic and dress lengths.  The crop length actually calls for elastic to be used in the bottom hem, but I chose to leave off the elastic for a less fitted look.


I chose the optional ruffle to add to the crop top for a little more interest.


And what’s a pattern without multiple sleeve lengths???   This is the elbow length puff sleeve.


The fabric is from Hobby Lobby’s spring apparel line from last year.  I bought it with a kimono in mind due to its sheer nature.  But I simply layered a bandeau bra underneath this top to make up for the sheerness yet keep the coolness factor in this Tennessee high humidity summer.


Although I paired it with skinny jeans today, I have a plan to make some high waisted shorts to wear with my Be Bold when summer kicks into full force.


Be sure to check out this woven pattern as a great option for summer when paired with the right lightweight fabric.


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: Momma Can Make It
  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

Plus, enter for a chance to win a $50 Shop Credit to Ellie and Mac here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until next time….sewing and sipping,



13 thoughts on “Ellie and Mac Get Ready for Summer Blog Tour

  1. Beth Blanchard says:

    What a beautiful top! I really am loving the off the shoulder designs this year. I am thinking this will be one of the next patterns I purchase.

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