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Sew Along with ALD -- Going Home Sweater

Hello, all! I'm Laura and I usually blog at

This month I'm here on the Amelia Lane blog to host the October Sew Along!

For October, we’ll be sewing the Ellie and Mac Going Home Sweater (my afflink). It's a total staple pattern with so many great options. There's a cowl or neckband, sleeve lengths, cuffs, a waistband, top, tunic or dress!. I love this fit of this raglan pattern too.

OCTOBER15 gets you 15% off at Ellie & Mac if you need to pick up this pattern! It's a quick sew so you can catch up anytime this week!

Come join us on Facebook in the Amelia Lane Designs Facebook Group. Check the pinned announcements to find a link to each day's sewalong post. I'll also be updating here every evening during the event.


For this sew along our schedule will go as follows:

Day 1: Print your pattern and make any adjustments you need. Pick your fabric and thread.

Day 2: Cut your fabric.

Day 3: Shoulders, Sleeves and Sideseams

Day 4: Neck Options

Day 5: Hems and Cuffs

Day 6: Catch Up Day!

Day 7: Share your makes!


Happy Monday! Today, we'll be doing the basic pattern assembly and making decisions on fabric.

First, what size are you making? It's a good reminder to measure yourself or your model before each project.

I like to print the size chart and draw on it so I can get a visual of what sizes I'll want to print and consider grading.

This pattern includes layers and trimless pages, so check the size chart and choose the sizes you need. You can check the boxes of only those sizes you need and eliminate a lot of the “line soup” on the pattern.

Also, Ellie and Mac patterns have A4 and US Letter lines, so it's helpful to turn off the one you're not using to avoid confusion.

Before you hit “Print,” double check that your printer is set to print at Actual Size or 100% Scaling. I usually print the first page and double check the test square to make sure it’s printing correctly before I print the entire pattern.

Assemble the pattern by lining up the edge of one page to the line on the previous page. I used a blue highlighter to mark what I'm talking about.

Once your pattern is assembled, cut the pieces out. Make any personal adjustments to the pattern that you need for your best fit.

Now the hard part! Selecting fabric! So many choices!

That's it for Day One! If you run into any troubles, comment below for help!

Make sure you're a member of the Amelia Lane Designs - Fabric Chat group too and post your day's progress on the Day One Post in the event to enter to win!


Welcome to Day 2! Yesterday we got everything ready to go for today's task, so this one should be pretty quick and easy.


We're on to day 3!


It's Day 4!


We're in the Day 5 homestretch!


Ok! It's Day 6! Today is your day to sew and catch up with the SAL for the week. Be sure to post your pics as you go on each day's post in the main group to be entered to win!


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