Ellie and Mac

Getting Ready for Summer Blog Tour

Temperatures are rising, everything is green, the sun is faithfully showing up every day…
It’s time to start the Summertime sewing and this Ellie and Mac Blog Tour is the perfect way to kick it off!! 😀

The Tee Dress has been in my to-sew list for quite a while and no better time than the present, right?

This dress is such a great wardrobe staple!
With three sleeve options (short, 3/4 and long) it can be made and worn all year round.

For my first Tee Dress I decided to use a floral mesh that I bought a couple of months ago because it was pretty and pretty fabric must be bought, right?

I figure that a Tee Dress in mesh would work out great as a swimsuit cover-up, for those times I go to the pool or the beach just to lounge or hang out, without having any intention of actually getting in the water 😉  And I must say that after it was done and I tried it on, I did a happy dance singing: I’m a genius, I’m a genius! lol



The only modification I did was to cut two backs because I wanted it with a higher neckline. The dress is size XL, graded 2XL at the hips.

This mesh isn’t so “in your face” see through and I really like the effect it gives. Especially in the skirt portion where it’s looser and there’s more fabric, it’s a kind of “now you see it now you don’t” situation. 😉

I like this dress so much that I cannot limit it only to the few occasions that I actually wear a swimsuit. I considered making another Tee Dress to wear underneath it, but I wanted to keep some of the transparency and the light flow of it.

I don’t have a proper slip to wear underneath (note to self: make a slip) so I dug a never used I.have.no.idea.why.I.bought.it tube dress out of the closed and voila!  Perfect match!

Soooo happy with it!
This is proof to my husband that impulsive fabric shopping is a good thing! 😛

The dress is very beginner friendly, simple and fast to make. If you’re a beginner I wouldn’t suggest using a flimsy lightweight mesh for your first one though, it was a bit finicky to work with.

I’d say my  summertime sewing started off on the right foot! 🙂
What about you? What are you doing to get your wardrobe ready for summer?

WOMEN’S TEE DRESS – Ellie and Mac

Please visit all the wonderful bloggers on the Get Ready for Summer Sewing Patterns Blog Tour for some incredible inspirations.

  1. May 7th: Seams Sew Lo
  2. May 8th: Tenille’s Thread
  3. May 9th: Seams Sew Lo
  4. May 10th: The Sewing Goatherd
  5. May 11th: Aurora Designs Fabrics
  6. May 14th: Our Play Place
  7. May 15th: Momma Can Make It
  8. May 16th: Aurora Designs Fabric
  9. May 17th: QuiltsbyJoann
  10. May 18th: Liviality (you’re here 😉 )
  11. May 19th: Momma You Can Make It
  12. May 21st: Margarita on the Ross
  13. May 22nd: Sewing Blue
  14. May 23rd: Kathy’s Kwilts and More
  15. May 24th: Momma Newey’s Makes
  16. May 25th: Jot Designs USA
  17. May 28th: The Scatty Sewer
  18. May 29th: Granma Texas Sews
  19. May 30th: Fee Bricolo
  20. May 31st: My Sewing Roots

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love it what an awesome idea to make a cover up. The tube top dress works perfectly under it too. Beautiful fabric choice!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you so much!!

  2. Wow! This is stunning!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. Looks great!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks, Libby!

  4. Joanne says:

    Looks terrific. Great write up.

  5. Oh this is fabulous! I love it was both a dress over the tube dress and a swimsuit cover-up! Great Job!

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