It’s Wacky Wednesday time over at Ellie and Mac once again! The Tulip Dress and Tunic (affiliate link) is one of the stylish patterns on sale for only $1. I purchased the pattern last time it was on Wacky Wednesday because I love the style. However, I do not typically wear form fitting dresses. This one was too cute to pass up. Now, I am upset that I waited so long to make it!
I chose to make the long sleeve version of this dress. I used a 2.5 yard cut of double brushed poly from JoAnn and had a little bit left over (to be used for raglan sleeves on a top, no doubt). One thing I enjoy about Ellie and Mac patterns is that they aren’t jammed packed with options. Sometimes it is nice to buy a pattern and only have to choose sleeve length or dress length.
The back is not cut on the fold which allows for a sway back adjustment if needed. I think I could have used a little more sway back due to my waist to hip ratio. That will be something I address when I make this pattern again.
The front is two solid fronts with gathering on opposite sides to make the tulip hem.
Overall, this pattern is such a steal at $1.00 today (Wednesday, January 23rd). So head on over and check out the Tulip Dress and the other great patterns on sale.
Until next time…sewing and sipping,