My good friend and talented designer Olga of Coffee + Thread recently released a new sewing pattern, the Eleena Dress; and I'm participating in her pattern tour! I haven't sewn any clothes for my sweet girl in ages so this was a perfect opportunity to remedy that. The Eleena dress has a definite vintage feel and features an inverted pleat in the front, an optional collar, an invisible zipper closure, and 3 sleeve options - a long, cuffed sleeve, a short sleeve, and a flutter sleeve. I chose to make a short sleeved version minus the collar to keep things on the casual side. I also added a button placket and shortened the dress to a tunic length. My fabric choice - Swifting Flora Voile in Swell by Maureen Cracknell.
This was my first time installing an invisible zipper and it wasn't nearly as daunting as I'd imagined! The pattern instructions take you through the process step by step so don't be scared to give it a try. The end result is garment that is beautifully finished inside and out. All in all the dress comes together pretty quickly and would make a perfect Easter dress! The pattern will be on sale for $7 (regularly priced at $9) through March 7th at 11:59 PM EST.
Make sure to stop by and visit the other tour bloggers for more ideas and inspiration! You can also enter the giveaway below for a chance to win 2 patterns of choice from Coffee + Thread and a yard of fabric. Good luck!