I recently had the pleasure to pattern test the new Eleena Dress pattern by the talented Olga of Coffee + Thread.  I was immediately drawn to the vintage look and feel of the dress and I knew that I had to sew one up for my daughter.


I really like all of the options this pattern offers.  It has an inverted pleat that can be one cohesive color or a fun dramatic accent color.  It also has an optional collar, an invisible zipper and three sleeve options – a long cuffed sleeve with a short sleeve, and a flutter sleeve.  I chose to sew a  sleeveless summer version ( that we had to photograph in the snow.)  My daughter can’t wait to wear it in warm weather!
This was such a fun and easy dress to sew.  I love the pop of color that the invert offers.


I can definitely see more Eleena Dresses in my future!  There is one more day left on the tour, so go and check out all of the amazing seamstresses at Coffee and Thread .  I’m sure you too will be inspired to give the Eleena Dress a try.