Welcome to my stop on Coffee + Thread’s Eleena Dress Blog Tour! I was lucky enough to be one of the testers of the super darling Eleena Dress back in January (you can view that post HERE), and today I get to share with you a different version of this sweet dress for the blog tour.
“The Eleena dress is a 1960s inspired A-line dress that features an inverted pleat and an invisible zipper in the back. There are three sleeve options to choose from – short set in sleeves, long sleeves with cuffs and flutter sleeves. The unique collar completes the look. It is available in sizes 2 through 12 years.” – from CoffeeandThread.com
For my first Eleena, I used quilting cotton and made them with long sleeves, so I decided to try a different version for the blog tour. For this version I decided to make the Eleena sleeve less and I wanted a more flowy look so I used some super soft drapey salmon colored rayon I picked up from Michael Levine Inc. some time ago. I bought it because it had a cute wrinkled texture, but they disappeared when I ironed the dress. *womp womp womp* – (I should have known better!). I also decided to use a simple lace collar instead of making one, and kept the invisible zipper (you know I love me an invisible zipper! 😉 ).
Isn’t it just super cute? She surely looks like she walked out of the 60’s!
I really do love this pattern, its an easy sew with great illustrations to help you along the way. It can be made with a variety of fabrics, but the best part is that you can mix and match fabric patterns with the panels for a more fun look (like I did in my first version). You can find the Eleena dress HERE on sale for $7.00 (regular price $9.00) through March 7th, 11:59 EST. And what’s a blog tour without a giveaway? Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win 2 patterns of your choice from Coffee + Thread and one yard of Sarah Jane Fabric. GOOD LUCK!!!
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Also be sure to check out the wickedly talented line up of bloggers on the Eleena Blog Tour too! :
6 thoughts on “Coffee + Thread’s Eleena Dress Blog Tour”
The lace collar is so pretty! And that rerun fabric looks super soft; I want to pet it. LOL! It’s beautiful 🙂
Thank you so much Rebecca =) Yes, I love Rayon its super soft!
I’m obsessed with this color and the lace! It is so soft and pretty. I just had an epiphany that this dress would look AMAZING in a pleated fabric! Need to do that asap!
Thank you Melissa! YES!!!! and MORE YES! pleated fabric would look so amazing!!!!
I love this dress so much, Candice! So beautiful and perfect for spring! Thank you so much for being on the tour!!
Thank you so much for having me Olga! This was such a pleasant sew! =)