The Eleena dress pattern from Coffee and Thread was released a month ago and I was lucky enough to be one of the testers. At the time I made a short sleeve with collar version that you can see here, but the dress has three sleeve’s options and it can be made with or without collar, so the tour was the perfect excuse (not that I needed one!) to try a different version.
Although, I was very tempted to make a version with flutter sleeves, I decided to make a dress that could be worn already and during spring. Maybe for Easter?
A few days ago I asked my girls what they wanted me to make for them to wear and unexpectedly M said she wanted shorts and tunics and F said dresses!! This was a bit of a surprise as it used to be the other way around! Where did my dresses, skirts and all the pinks lover daughter went? It is funny but sometimes my daughters seem to change personalities with each other, it happened before with other aspects of their personality! So a dress for F it was. 😉
Another thing I did with F was let her go thru my Pinterest board for kids clothes and ask her what she liked the most. I had another surprise when she started to point the more classic dresses. This might change next week, so let me enjoy while it lasts. 😉
This time, I didn’t made the collar, instead I used lace small enough not to cause any itchy but, still a nice detail. The only thing I changed in the pattern were the sleeves. Not that I don’t like the ones that come with the pattern, but I wanted something to be used now and during spring and while looking at some vintage patterns for another project, some had this kind of sleeve and I thought it would go well with the 60’s look of the Eleena. I personally like how it turned out, but I know I am partial. 😉
For F I made the same size as I had already made for M and I knew it would be above the knee, but I like it this way and I know that when it doesn’t fit her any more, M will wear it (or I hope so!) so I really don’t mind being already a bit short.
The fabric is a Liberty Kingly Cord from here, that I’ve used before and love the print and colours, just perfect for Spring!
Most important of all, F loved the dress and that is more than enough for me. 🙂
Now, the good news! The pattern will be on sale through March 7th and Olga is also running a giveaway – two patterns of choice and one yard of Sara Jane fabric. Couldn’t ask for better, right?
This tour is packed with talent, so please go check what everyone else is making because I’ve seen beautiful dresses already!