Dresses are always a must have in every girls closet, but I often take the easy route and sew up some in knit, it´s just quicker and I don´t have to worry about openings or small details. And for normal everyday wear it´s actually more practical, but from time to time I like to add a more polished one to her wardrobe, and the newly released Eleena dress by Coffee and Thread ticks all the boxes.
It features a perfect pointy collar and a central pleat that gives it the A line and movement girls like. I used a japanese cotton lawn with a little stiffness and a little swiss dots remnant for the collar. Because this last one was see thru and I didn´t want the seam allowances to show, I interlined it with a plain cotton, which led me to skip the recommended interfacing, hence the pushing lines around the collar. I also think it shrunk a bit with all my pressing: overpressing guilt again, ha!
This was my tester version with no adjustments, the fit was perfect for her as a size 5, though a little long because she is below the charted height and I actually didn´t correct it after because I like where it falls to give it a more traditional look. I´ve got another version with short sleeves coming soon.
She was not in the mood for pictures until I started doing some monkey business behind the camera, which totally made me lose a bit of focus and framing, but it´s worth it to have that smile captured.
The Eleena dress is still on sale here so check there for some more details and to grab one for yourself!