Hey y’all, it’s Jackie. I must admit that today’s sewing project is the first patterns I’ve made from Ellie & Mac. I don’t know why I took so long to try their patterns, but I’m glad I did! Cold shoulder tops aren’t always my jam, but these particular Women’s Cold Shoulder Pattern and Girls’ Cold Shoulder Pattern spoke to me. I liked that the Women’s pattern didn’t just look like the sleeve cap was cut off. Instead, the shoulders and neckline were shaped so that the openings are more fluid and natural. The women’s neckline and shoulder are formed by the binding strips, whereas the girls’ version has a shoulder seam separating the cold shoulder from the neckline.
I made the women’s version in a burgundy colored rayon blend knit. I am loving this color for Fall! The drape of the fabric works so well with this pattern, especially with the delicate neckline. I cut a medium for the bust and sleeves and blended to a large at the waist and hips. As usual, I added length to the sleeves, although not by much. I chose the banded hemline rather than the cinched tunic since I know that tunic length is not flattering for me. I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
For Miss 10, I made a size 8 based on her chest measurements. I chose a small scale floral rayon blend knit for hers. We chose the long sleeve version with a ruffle hem for a little extra length in the torso. She loves the flowy, floaty nature of the top. It’s a perfect top to transition from late summer into fall.
Miss 10 still thinks that her Mama is cool. She listens to my fashion suggestions and gets excited about chances to dress similarly. I don’t know how much longer that will last, so I’m going to keep creating opportunities to do so without being over the top. Many thanks to Ellie & Mac for creating designs that help me do just that.