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Eleena Dress Pattern Blog Tour

 

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Good Morning!  Today I get to join the Blog Tour for the fabulous Eleena Dress Pattern by Coffee & Thread.  I tested the pattern, so this is my third Eleena (see my post here on my tester versions).  The linen version I made has been one of my favorite things on Lucy Lately!  I love the collar and the pleat and the shape of the dress…the pattern is just perfect and I love that the simple fabric highlights the beauty of the pattern lines.  Here’s a pic in case you missed it (full post here)

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I digress…anyways, I wanted to make something different for the tour, so I decided to try making the Eleena in knit.  The weather has been nice here and I’ve been in the mood to sew some outfits for Lucy’s summer wardrobe, so I used the short sleeves.

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To accommodate the knit, I cut the seam allowance from the neckline and used a knit ribbing for a binding.  I also omitted the zipper but did leave a little opening in back for ease in dressing.

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Other than the knit modifications, the only other change I made was shortening the dress a bit…I tend to like her dresses a bit on the short side.

This dress really has some unexpected twirl to it, which is a huge selling point for Lucy 🙂

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I think this dress will get a lot of wear this summer…I’m a little sad to have made this pattern with no collar (because I love it so so much!), but I felt my fabric choice didn’t work well with a collar…I usually don’t pick such busy fabrics, but I tried to step out of my comfort zone for once 😉

The Eleena dress is on sale for $7.00(regular price $9.00) through March 7th, 11:59 EST and Coffee & Thread is also running a giveaway for two patterns of choice and one yard of Sara Jane fabric

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Head over to Coffee and Thread to enter and don’t forget to check out the other fabulous participants on the tour…

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7 thoughts on “Eleena Dress Pattern Blog Tour

  1. Oh please step out of your comfort zone more often! This dress is gorgeous! Love this fabric. I love it how you try and sew everything in knit! How did you finish the opening at the back? I want to steal this idea!

  2. I love this sweet knit version! I’m always nervous to try knits, but this is just too cute that I might have to give it a go, too. And your little model is so adorable!!

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