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