I feel so cute and down right scholarly in this dress!
This is the new, updated Dashing Dress from Ellie and Mac.
New in the update, a circle skirt option!
I used a purple and black plaid ponte from The Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe. I like using ponte to dress up any pattern for business.
For the collar and cuffs (not part of the base pattern) I used a scrap of black double brushed poly. I gave it a stiffer look with some iron on interfacing. I secured the point of the sleeve cuff with black Kam snaps.
I've been making a lot of Ellie and Mac patterns lately. The 2XL fits me so 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.
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