I’m really working on loving my body and appreciating all my curves (and rolls) after having 3 babies but honestly, it’s hard. I was browsing Pinterest one day and saw this beautiful, curvy woman rocking this lace tunic with two high slits. I mean this woman was rocking the hell out of this tunic and when I saw her, I knew I needed to have one for myself. Thank goodness for the new Slash Tunic pattern from George & Ginger!
Have I mentioned that I’m a lazy seamstress? Ok, so I’m not really lazy—just limited on time because, well, life. When I saw this pattern I thought it would take forever because it had 3 pieces just for the front.
I was wrong.
The Slash Tunic comes in 3 lengths with 2 options for the slits—those feeling a little more risky vs the more conservative bunch. It also features 3 sleeve lengths and a hood as well.
When wearing this I feel absolutely amazing. I’m really feeling navy blue this season and lace is always a favorite of mine. I got this fabric locally for super cheap and couldn’t be happier.
From pattern cut to completion it took about an hour. The longest part was in hemming the slits which I hated because I’m super lazy. But this was a straightforward and easy to follow pattern. I would say it’s probably a 3 on the scale of 1-10.
Definitely a 5 out of 5 needles. Fabric choice makes this easy to dress up or down. Grab your pattern here and give it a try for yourself!
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Can I be honest? Making clothes with lining is not my strong suit. And by not my strong suit I mean I typically don’t make clothes that are lined. But then I saw the 90s Dress by Ellie & Mac and I knew I had to make a change in my sewing life.
This dress is the cutest thing this season. The bodice lined and the skirt is unlined. The dress features a curved hem with hi-low options depending on your bodice options. There is one option front and two options for the back and one skirt option.
Constructing The Pattern
On a scale of 1-10 for ease it’s about a 6. You have to gather both of the skirts and attach the lined bodice to both the arms and skirt. That can be kind of hard if you aren’t a pro. Outside of this, it’s really easy and I’m no longer afraid of sewing with lining!
This pattern earns 5 needles! It’s a pretty fast sew, not too hard, and incredibly cute!
Grab your pattern here!
About a year ago I joined a blogging tribe started by one of my sewing buddies. Since then, I’ve gotten pregnant, started this blog, been sewing up a storm and had a baby–in that order ha! Now that things are finally settling down, I’m joining these ladies for their blog prompts!
Sunday Lately #146
My bank account. I checked that baby this morning and boy have we been eating out a lot! Our bank account is totally telling on us right now and it needs a rest. This week I’m back to meal planning and prepping dinners for 2 weeks at a time. Both my pockets and waistline need this!
My blogs. Things over here, The Crunchy Mommy and Aaronica Cole are looking might desolate! I’ve got deadlines coming up and maternity leave is just about over! Time to shake things up on all my sites and finish this year out strong! I’m working on editorial calendars now along with photography calendars since that’s what really holds me up.
My workout regimen up! Yeah baby! Mama is cleared for workouts and I really want to get back to the healthy lifestyle I once embodied. This means I’ll be fighting for tester spots bc I’m going to be a skinny bitch but whatever!!! I’m also shaking my head that it took me so long to break out my Silhouette Cameo to make vinyls for shirts!!! I finally sat down and watched a YouTube video that broke everything down that I needed to make this happen. I mean seriously, how lazy was I being?!? I made the kids some shirts this week to celebrate Halloween–the vinyls are 30% off at Thread & Grain so get on grabbing those! How cute are they though?!?
A million dollars. Ok, but really I want to get back on track with everything from our homeschool schedule to eating right and making time for all the kids. I know, a lot. Totally doable though!!! Homeschooling kids of totally different ages can be difficult bc of the activities available for each of them so it’s a juggling act.
Positive vibes only. Its Q4 and I’ve got some great goals for myself that are specific to all parts of my life and I don’t need people telling me that it can’t be done. I need encouragement and positivity only! Oh and caffeine ha!
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Moment of truth: I used to hate dresses growing up. Like despise them. I was teased terribly because of my legs and even as an adult I find those insecurities creeping out. But the Dashing Dress by Ellie and Mac seriously makes me forget about how self-conscious I am!
The Dashing Dress
This is probably one of my favorite shorter dress patterns. I love an interesting neckline and this delivers that perfectly. It’s not quite a Peter Pan collar but it has that feel to it.When I was asked to test it I got super excited because one of my style inspirations, Ashley Nell Tipton (I love you girl!) wore something similar to this during her season of Project Runway. It’s such a feminine look and it really makes me feel beautiful!
This pattern was incredibly easy to understand and put together. The Dashing Dress paper pattern construction took about 10 minutes. Trimming the edges took the longest since there really aren’t many pages at all.
Piecing It Together
From cut to finish the Dashing Dress took all of maybe an hour. I was rushing to get photos of this before the sun went down and I made it lol! Fabric choice makes a difference in the time it takes to make the dress. Slinkier fabrics definitely take longer.
This pattern gets rated a 5 out of 5 needles for the ease of construction and that it looks great on all body types!
Grab yours here!