M4M Ella Sew-a-long :: Flutter Sleeve Add-On

May 19, 2017

Have you guys heard?  Made for Mermaids is doing a sew-a-long for the Ella + Mama Ella patterns all next week!  So fun, right?  Sew-a-longs are just a little way for hundreds of people to sew the same thing, at the same time, and feel like you have sewing buddies making the same thing alongside you…as well as get a lot of inspiration, tips and hacks.

I’m here to share one of the extras that is coming next Wednesday: a flutter sleeve add-on!

The transitional periods between seasons is usually pretty hard on me.  It takes a while to get used to seeing body parts of mine that have been covered up all fall/winter long.  The weather has been warming up and I’ve been rocking shorts and ::needing:: tank tops…but let’s be serious.  I’m not really ready to expose my arms completely yet.

So before I can go lift a thousand weights and have Michelle Obama arms, I’m going to disguise my upper arms with something a little sweeter.

I am seriously in love with our peonies bushes that bloom every year.  They smell SO GOOD.  And they’re gorgeous.  Plus, they matched my top.  So I was all “OMG, I’m totally going to take pictures with them in my hands!”

And then I quickly realized that it’s super hard to look natural, holding flowers.  Enjoy these photos, because it’s the best you’re going to get from me.  #sorrynotsorry

The Ella patterns got an update last summer and I was part of the reboot tester team.  You can see my original photos HERE.  The hem that I never managed to make during testing was the tie-front top.  I have this mild obsession with knotting my tops right now…so it was perfect that Ella already includes this in the pattern.  Because I love it.

The back neckline on the Ella patterns are a lot different than any of the patterns I currently own.  I tend to gravitate toward tops that cover my back, rather than reveal them.  But this low back (actually the “high back” option on the pattern) doesn’t make me feel like I’m just exposing all of my backfat for the world to see.  Because seriously.  No one needs to see that.

Covered and still sexy skin showing?  Yes please!

PS.  Isn’t this fabric so cute?!  I’ve been shying away from chevrons ever since they were EVERYWHERE, but this is a subtle version of them.  And I love the colors.  I mean, they match my flowers….hello!

Kayla from Surge Fabric Shop surprised me with a package that included both of these double brushed polys and I was so happy that I was able to use them for the cutest top ever.  Thanks Kayla!

Some links, perhaps?

Pattern: Mama Ella by Made for Mermaids (Flutter Sleeves, available at MadeforMermaids.com this coming week!)
Fabric: Chevron DBP + Burgundy DBP from Surge Fabric Shop

**As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Thanks for helping to feed my sewing habits!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

Go Team: Halloween

We are coming up on the end of my sharing train for all of the Go Team items I made during testing.  Which one has been your favorite so far?? With this release, we had a set of FOUR patterns all launch at once.  The Go Team Jersey, Go Team Jersey - Youth, Go Team...

Fabric for Pirates :: October 2021 Reveal

Woohoo!! It is reveal day for this month's Fabric for Pirates and, per my usual, I'm super excited to share what I made with the delicious fabric we sent out to everyone! Here are the specifics of the fabric we sent this month: BRUSHED SWEATER MELANGE Width: 58/60″...

Team Tie Dye

I'm bringing you some sunshine with my blue haired cutie in another one of the Go Team Jerseys that I made for him!  If you haven't caught wind yet, Patterns for Pirates just launched a set of four new awesomesauce patterns: Go Team Jersey, Go Team Jersey - Youth, Go...