I've needed a couple of quick but fancy dresses for work lately so I dusted off an old favorite, the Breezy from Ellie and Mac.
I think I have almost every Ellie and Mac pattern. Not only is the whole site on sale several times a year (right now 40% off!), they do $1 patterns rotating on Wednesdays.
Their patterns are simple, which makes them easy to play with and make all sorts of fun mashes.
For these though, I just needed something quick I could whip up the night before for an important meeting at work.
The only addition I made was mashing the Paige sleeves from M4M just like I did with my mashed cowl neck dress (instructions on how to do it in this post).
This double brushed polyester is from Elevated Fashion Fabrics.
I attached the flounce sleeve to the Breezy sleeve at elbow length. The sleeves look kind of like a 70s bell sleeve but keeps them out of the way.
The Breezy dress turned out so great, I made another the next night out of Scuba I found on the 70% off rack at JoAnns. I wanted the sleeves even further out of the way, so I attached them above the short sleeve line on the breezy sleeve.
I'm sure I'll be adding to this post because I won't be able to resist making more! The whole dress including the sleeves takes less than an hour and I get so many compliments!
Here's my original Breezy from a lightweight sweater knit I got from Girl Charlee. This was meant as a muslin but it turned out so great that it's a go-to for winter and fall at work now too!
Pattern Stats -Maternity possible: The skirt has room to get you by for awhile. After that you might raise the waist to an empire and lengthen the skirt.
Nursing possible: Pull down access only - easier if you lower the neckline.
I've been making a lot of Ellie and Mac patterns lately. The 2XL fits me well, I only adjust a tiny bit for height. The overlapping pages give me confidence that I assembled them correctly and leaves me room to do that tiny height adjustment! They're almost always having a sale. Patterns release at a discount, on top of the sale price! So they're usually $3.85 on the day I blog them. On Wednesdays, the patterns rotate through being on sale for $1 (Wacky Wednesday).
Here are some of my other blog posts about Ellie and Mac Patterns.
|Be Smart Jumper|
|Day to Night top/dress|
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Pattern link: Ellie and Mac Breezy Dress