Be Confident Tunic/Dress

So Ellie and Mac has done a little update on the Be Confident Dress.2018-08-17 23.20.19This is the first time I have sewn this pattern as it wasn’t in my size range before. I love when something is updated for plus sizes!

2018-08-17 23.01.59In typical EAM style, this one sewed up very quickly and looks lovely. It comes with 7 different skirt length options so you can choose your style. I made two of them to share with you. The Pink Camo print is the tunic length hi-lo top and the floral is the petite length hi-lo skirt.

Here is a side by side. The Petite dress length comes almost to my knees at the shortest point so I can wear it with or without bottoms. The bodice is nicely fitted without being too snug and the banded tank sleeves gives it a nice quick finish! Below is the side by side back view.

So in the update the size range was expanded. It is now ranged XXS to 4x. The fit has been adjusted for a better fit as well. The pattern pages are now trimless and available in A0 format. Also the instructions are in a better format keeping up with the new EAM standard.

So let’s talk amazing fabric! Both are from Sly Fox Fabrics and both are wonderful to sew with. The Camo in Blush is a lovely Spun Poly. This is the first time I have sewn with it and it sewed up like a dream. It has wonderful drape and excellent twirl qualities! Here is the link to all things camo over at Sly Fox Fabrics. I also linked to the Camo in blush just above. The floral print is Monet in Olive. The muted tone of Poly Rayon Spandex is perfect for fall and is going to look perfect under a cardigan this fall.  The Monet is no longer available as I have been hoarding this one for months. Here is the link to all the the Poly Rayon Spandex at Sly Fox Fabrics. If you have been reading my blog long, you know I have used several of them.

Since this pattern is a rerelease if you already have it, you can download the update to your account. If you now see what you’ve been missing, you can purchase it here.

Women’s Be Confident Pattern is available here. It is currently on sale for $3.85. Also the Back to School sale is still on and everything is 40% off on the site!

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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