Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Summer Sewing with Ellie and Mac

Aaah, summer!  I love these early days of summer when it’s not too hot and not cold…mostly the not cold part…I also love that it’s time to put away the bulky clothes and pull out the shorts and tee’s.  Or in my daughter’s case, the rompers!  She has some sort of love affair with rompers and would wear one every day of the week if she could.  So, when Lo from Seams Sew Lo put out the call for the Ellie and Mac Get Ready for Summer Tour…why, yes, please!  I’m super excited to be one of the stops on the tour!  Nay went round and round on what pattern she wanted most, and she landed on the Sunshine Romper.  I do want to add a disclaimer that I received the pattern for free, but all opinions in this post are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission when you order through my link.

This romper is super cute!  You have a one shoulder bodice with bubble shorts…and my daughter is crazy about these!  I think she has 5 of them now with at least two more that she wants before the summer fully arrives.  I even let her pick her own fabrics, and she went with a Peek A Boo Pattern Shop panel with red and blue solids. 

Ok, so this pattern:
  • Very large size range: starts at 2T and goes up to 12
  • One shoulder bodice with a strap option for the open shoulder
  • Bubble shorts
  • Two waistband styles
  • NO TRIM pages (can I get a woot woot!)
  • Layered printing so you just print what you need
  • A0 print shop pattern pieces so you can have the entire pattern at once
  • Step by step instructions with photos if you’re like me and need a visual
This pattern is designed for knits, and you really want to pay attention to the stretch recovery.  If you have a fabric with not so great recovery, the bodice will end up stretched out by the end of the day and there will be no modesty at all.

Like I said, we opted for a panel for the bodice front and went with solids for everything else.  I sized mine as an 8 with 10 length because Nay is in a weird in between size with her clothes.  It was a little long on her, but here in about a month, it will be perfect!

I usually measure her legs and cut to her leg for the elastics, but I went a little wider so that she would have some room to move.  She has a few that are cut to her leg width and loves them, but she wanted something a little looser about the legs since we’re going to a fair with her grandparents for the 4th of July.  I also opted for the straight waistband on this one but I still added the elastic to give it a little bit of structure.

This pattern is a pretty quick sew.  I think I completed this one start to finish in about an hour.  It was the perfect project to fit in between a meeting and having to pick up the kids…I had a total of 5 pattern pieces (6 if you use a shoulder strap), and with the no trim pattern pieces it was pretty fast work to piece together.  I think the longest part of the process was gathering my shorts so really fast sew, and I do see a lot of these making their way into our summer wardrobe here! 

Lindsey has some really great patterns for the summer so hop on over to Ellie and Mac Patterns and take a look at her entire collection!  She also makes boys patterns (my son is super upset that I didn’t make him something yet so I might be doing another blog post with some Ellie and Mac for him)!  AND all patterns are on sale right now, no coupon needed…just sayin’… 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Like I said, I’m just today’s stop on the tour.  Don’t miss out on the amazingness from the other ladies on the tour!  Here’s the schedule for the Ellie and Mac Summer Tour…oh, and a chance to enter for a giveaway to win $50 store credit to Ellie and Mac!
  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
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Thanks so much to Lo for hosting this tour and to Lindsey for sponsoring this tour!  Also, thanks again to you for stopping by and please take some time to check out the other stops on the tour!  You won’t be disappointed, and we’d love for you to come visit all of us!

Blessings and Happy Sewing,


  1. Oh I love the sunshine romper! It is so cute on her! Perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th!

  2. I love the panel choice, what an adorable pattern!

  3. what a super cute make!! From Robin Elkthunder

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