Floral Spring Dress

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So despite all of this snow on the ground, I am so ready for spring. And while it may not seem like it, spring will be here before you know it. I recently found this amazing brushed hacci fabric from Sly Fox which I used to make this fabulous floral spring dress. It was my first ever purchase from the company and I was so thrilled to to find out they were local and instead of paying shipping I could pick up my fabric for free! Score! Add to that, I got to pick up my fabric at their offices and see rolls and rolls of beautiful knit fabric. I was seriously in fabric heaven. They even told me that if I call in, I can come shop at the office and checkout there too! I almost died…seriously. Read on for more about my first spring post.

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Pattern Description: The women’s Breezy top & dress pattern by Ellie and Mac. The pattern is extremely versatile, with a peplum, mini, petite, dress and tall length option. The pattern also has several options for sleeve length. I cut the dress length with the long sleeves.

Pattern Sizing: The pattern comes in sizes XXS – 4XL. I cut a medium, which was perfect.

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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked exactly like the photos.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Was this project beginner friendly? I’ve done several Ellie and Mac patterns and one thing I love about them is how simple they are. They are very beginner friendly and if you’ve been sewing for a while, you can usually sew them up without needing to reference the instructions at all.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My favorite thing is how simple and easy this pattern was to sew up. It took me maybe an hour. My favorite part about this dress, is the high-low effect on the sides of the dress. LOVE it! I think it shows just enough leg!

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New skills learned on this project? Nothing I haven’t done before but I did get to practice doing a curved hem. I have always struggled hemming skirts and dresses that are curved. This time I used my wonder tape to hold the hem in place for me until I was ready to sew. This made it much easier but I still need more practice. How do you do your curved hems? Leave your favorite helpful tips and tricks in the comments below.

Fabric Used: As mentioned above, I used this beautiful brushed sweater knit, or brushed hacci. It’s not a heavy sweater knit, so I figured it would make the perfect spring dress. Not to mention the awesome floral print. By far one of my favorite fabric purchases to date.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 1.5 inches to the bodice. I’m a tall girl so I like to make sure my finished garments hit where they should. So yeah, I extended the bodice a bit, which turned out to be a great call.

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Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely. I really do love this pattern. I could see me making a short sleeve or sleeveless version in a light weight knit for the summer. I’ve actually already made another one in navy. I didn’t extend the bodice and the fabric I used was a bit more of a structured knit. So the bodice fits me closer than this version. I absolutely love it and the fit. I still need to hem it, so it’s not ready to share yet. But once it’s all done I’ll be sure to share!

Conclusion: Love, love love this pattern and dress. Can’t wait to make even more.

Make sure to 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.

  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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    1. Thank you! It’s VERY comfy. This was my first time using brushed hacci, but it won’t be my last. I was so amazed by the softness of this fabric!

    1. I loved it. The pattern was so quick and easy and the finished product was amazing. I’ll be trying the peplum length next!

  1. This dress is amazing on you! and that print…it’s wondermous! I love love your outfit! Who cares about snow when you look that hot?

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