Ellie and Mac Women’s Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern Review

Seams Sew Lo review of the Ellie and Mac Women's Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern.

Ellie and Mac's Women's Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern
Ellie and Mac's Women's Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern
Ellie and Mac Women's Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern Review
Ellie and Mac Women’s Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern

I actually made this Ellie and Mac Women’s Tulip Dress sewing pattern last fall for a girl’s trip to San Diego. Normally, tight fitting dresses are not in my rotation of outfits. However, I thought I would try the Tulip Dress, as it has side ruching.

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Women’s Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern by Ellie and Mac

The ruching helps distract from any imperfections (spanx help too, lol). It came together fairly quickly. I figured the dress would take quite a bit of time to sew, however, I made it in less than hour. The Tulip Dress sewing pattern comes with several options: Short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, long sleeve and it also comes in tunic or dress length. I chose the 3/4 length and dress length. You may find the Ellie and Mac Tulip Dress sewing pattern here.

Women’s Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern by Ellie and Mac

Although, I may look tall in this picture (skin tone shoes are supposed to make you appear taller, did it work?). I am super short, I am only 5’0″ tall, so I did shorten the dress just a little. At first, I was a little concerned I had shortened the dress a little too much. When I finished the dress one early morning, I tried it on and asked my husband if it was too short. Let’s just say, the dress was quickly on the floor. LOL!! I am not sure if I actually ever received an answer to that question.

Back of Ellie and Mac Women's Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern.
Back of Ellie and Mac Women’s Tulip Dress Sewing Pattern.

The back of the Ellie and Mac Women’s Tulip Dress sewing pattern has a back seam to give a better fit.. I could have paired up the floral fabric a bit better. I will work on that next time. You may remember this fabric from my DIBY Marjorie Dress I made. One of my favorite dresses! If you have been a follower of my blog, you may have noticed, I have lost quite a bit of weight and unfortunately the Marjorie dress is now too big for me and I am swimming it. It is okay, I have more of this fabric from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics! I loved it so much, I believe I bought 10 yards of the fabric. You may also remember my Ellie and Mac Women’s Leggings I made with this fabric as well. They are worn A LOT!!

Women's Tulip Dress By Ellie and Mac in So Sew English Fabric
Women’s Tulip Dress By Ellie and Mac in So Sew English Fabric

The hubby and I are leaving for a cruise soon and I was trying to decide what to pack. I made this Tulip Dress for the fall, with the darker colors and the 3/4 length sleeves. What do you think, could I wear it on a cruise or should I try fit in time to make a new one in short sleeves and summery fabric before we leave?

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Hi I'm Lo and I love to sew and I also love to play with my two children! I am a work at home Mom of two toddlers.  I never planned on staying home with the kids, however when I was 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, Little Dude, I was unexpectedly let go from my corporate job.  With a newborn and a tough job market, I decided to buy a Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine and taught myself to sew. I would like to thank the many bloggers, youtube videos I have watched and PDF pattern designers for all their help. With a degree in International Business from Blaise-Pascal University in France I decided to open my own business, an Etsy shop.  I started making baby leg warmers and then added embroidered bodysuits.  I was so busy I couldn't keep up and had to seek out third party help. After my second child, Baby Girl, life became super busy.  There is something about little girls clothes that makes them so much fun to create.  I started venturing out to more articles of clothing.  It has been a fun adventure. I am learning as I go.  I sometimes skip steps or take short cuts, sometimes I take a long road to get where I need to go.  I don't think sewing needs to be perfect, I think it should be fun!!

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