Ellie and Mac Blog Tour – The Dashing Dress

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Welcome to the Ellie and Mac Get Ready for Spring Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo!  Today, I am featuring the Dashing Dress.  This dress features a peter pan collar and a beautifully flowy gathered skirt as well as your choice of 3/4 or long sleeve.  The Dashing Dress is available in sizes XXS – 3XL.  You can find the pattern available for sale here.

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I made the size small and it fits wonderfully without any adjustments (my measurements fall right into the small size for Ellie and Mac Patterns).  Personally, I love how the waist isn’t fitted but you could easily add clear elastic to the bodice/skirt seam to pull it in for a tighter fit.  I chose the 3/4 sleeves because I would like this dress to transition into spring (and maybe even summer).  The fabric that I chose is light and airy enough to wear anytime.

I made this dress with a single brushed polyester fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby a few months ago.  I was sweating while cutting it out because I knew I had only enough to cut one and I hadn’t seen this fabric in my recent trips to HL.  I was hoping that I could get this cut out without making any cutting mistakes.  Thankfully, I didn’t need to worry because I had enough with the 3 yards that I had and I didn’t make any cutting mistakes.  The black is a DBP (double brushed polyester) from So Sew English.  I think this dress came out wonderfully and I can’t wait to show it off.

I took a few pictures with my hair down and then I decided that it showed off the collar more if I pulled my hair up so into a bun it went.  Either way this dress is perfect for a day at the office or a night out on the town.

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Please visit all the stops on the Get Ready for Spring Blog Tour featuring Ellie and Mac spring sewing patterns (35% of right now), hosted by Seams Sew Lo. Do not forget to enter the giveaway below too!

  1. February 3rd: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
  2. February 4th: Seams Sew Lo
  3. February 5th: Violets and Jewels
  4. February 6th: Threadistry
  5. February 7th: Mama Can Make it
  6. February 8th: My Crazy Crafty Beautiful Life
  7. February 9th: Aurora Designs
  8. February 10th: Flaxfield Sewing
  9. February 11th: Floral and Flannel
  10. February 12th: FABulous Home Sewn
  11. February 13th: Minns Things
  12. February 14th: Our Play Place
  13. February 15th: Tenille’s Thread
  14. February 16th: Seams Like Style
  15. February 17th: Hutsepruts
  16. February 18th: Candi Couture Designs
  17. February 19th: My Sewing Roots
  18. February 20th: Manning the Machine
  19. February 21st: Stitched by Jennie
  20. February 22nd: Kathy’s Kwilts and More
  21. February 23rd: Sewjourns
  22. February 24th: Mermaid Mama Designs
  23. February 25th: Fee Bricolo
  24. February 26th: Oak Blue Designs
  25. February 27th: Big Fly Notions
  26. February 28th: Sewing Blue

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16 thoughts on “Ellie and Mac Blog Tour – The Dashing Dress”

  1. Hahah I am with you on the sweating part when cutting into the fabric! I like your fabric choice and the fact that you can dress it up or wear it more casually! The fit looks comfortable as well and you look fabulous. This top is right up my alley of flowy knit tops… I will check it out!!


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