Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coffee + Thread Pattern Review - Eleena Dress

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted here. Between life, kids, work, school, and a divorce, last year came and went so fast. Just because I haven't been posting much here doesn't mean I haven't been creating. You can stop by my Instagram and Facebook to see what I've been up to.

I started this year by jumping back into testing. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this pattern. It is the 60's inspired Eleena Dress with clean lines and the cutest collar from Coffee + Thread.

 The Basics:
  • Sizes 2 - 12
  • 3 sleeve options: Flutter, Short, and Long
  • Options for collar or no collar
  • Contrasting center inset or all one fabric

I tested the Long sleeve, size 12 with a leather collar for my very tall 8.5 year old. The only change that I made was to remove 1.5" from the length (she was that much shorter than the size 12 measurement).

I used leather for the collar to make it a little more fun but still keeping with the same awesome look that Olga designed.

The main dress fabric is from the Red Tag table at Joann's. The brown is Broad Cloth, and the Leather is a remnant from Joann's. Yay for good deals.

The long sleeve option is perfect for the cold months and is so stinkin cute as well. ;)

The back has an invisible zipper closure with the absolute best invisible zipper instructions I've ever used. This was my very first truly invisible zipper and I will never install one any different. Woohoo!

     The Eleena Dress is on sale through Friday, January 28th for $7 so don't miss your chance to get this adorable dress on sale.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll try to keep up with posting this year.


  1. This is so pretty! And I'm so impressed that you worked with leather!!!!

    1. Oh, thank you!! It was a first for me and I love how it came out.