sexta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2016

THE ELEENA DRESS BY COFFE AND THREAD

Today I’ve got a beautiful dress to show you: The Eleena Dress!

This is actually the first dress I’ve sewn for Teresa for quite some time as she isn’t much into dresses anymore. And you know what? She is in love with it. She might even go back to liking dresses again just because of her new Eleena…


PATTERN: The Eleena Dress by Coffee and Thread. This is such a cute little vintage dress! I love it! This kind of dresses were very popular in the sixties and I even got an old pattern – sent all the way from New Zealand by my friend Constança - for a very similar design. But vintage patterns come in one size only, so I am glad Olga decided to launch the Eleena Dress so I can make it in every single size I need! Plus, the Eleena has some really nice sleeve options – flutter sleeves, short sleeves and long sleeves – and that makes it perfect for every season. There is also an option for a pretty collar and a contrasting central panel that will allow you to play with fabric. The dress is quite a-line shaped so it swings beautifully. I think that little detail was actually the one that made me want to sew it for my kids…
 
 
 

Since I had already seen so many amazing versions of the “original” dress (check #eleenadress on IG to be amazed), I’ve decided to play a little bit with the pattern and make something slightly different… I started with the collarless long sleeved version with continuous front panel and then hacked it a little bit: I’ve cut the skirt into two pieces and used a bright yellow contrasting piece of fabric for the bottom part, replaced the back invisible zipper for a big and long exposed zipper and the lining for a little neck facing (because my chambray is quite stiff and I thought the lining might make the top part of the dress too bulky), I’ve lengthen the sleeve a couple of inches (about 5cm) to properly accommodate Teresa’s very long arms and shorted the overall length again about a couple of inches as I like my kids dresses to be quite short.




FABRIC: Denim chambray and solid yellow cotton, both from my local shops (chambray from Feira dos Tecidos and Solid Yellow from Park dos Tecidos). I´ve got this thing for color blocking… I just love these simple designs in nice bright contrasting colors! But in Portugal, especially in winter time, kids wear mostly dark colors and sometimes – especially when I look at school or birthday photos – I feel like my daughters look  a little bit like aliens… I just hope they will not be traumatized adults because I make their clothes! But I am almost sure they will only wear black in their teens!

Don't forget to check out the other creations on the tour:

February, 22 
February, 24
February, 26
February, 29
March, 2
March, 4
March, 7
 
The Eleena dress is on sale for only $7 until March 7th and you can get it here! 
 
Olga has also put together a great giveaway were you can win Coffee and Thread two patterns and one yard of Sara Jane fabric.Try your luck on the Rafflecopter!
 


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24 comentários:

  1. Beautiful dress my friend! Elas vão ter é memórias felizes das costuras da mãe! ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Patrícia! Espero bem que sim... E que continuem a usar roupas coloridas!

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  2. The dress is so cool and the photos are just great!!
    I think your daughters will love to see themselves in those photos ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much Maria João! I was such a pleasure to share the tour day with you. I loved your Eleena!

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  3. I am so in love with this dress, Marta!!! This is stunning! I want one for myself :). It is so so beautifull, just striking!!! Thank you so much for being on the tour!

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    1. Thank you so much Olga for this wonderful pattern! I guess you need to think about a women's version, right?

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  4. I love you. Seriously i do! This dress is sooooooo perfect. My fav so far. And the photoshoot is super cool
    You rock.

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  5. Ahhhhhhh this is soooooo good in every possible way!! The fabrics, colors, that zipper, that wide yellow hem piece, the photos, the fit. Just plain perfection!!! SERIOUSLY!!!

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    1. Thank you Mie! Your blue Eleena was a great inspiration and one of the reasons I decided to try this pattern.

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  6. Oh my! Absolutely brilliant. Impeccable. Superb. Wowzers, I just love it.

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    1. Thank you Karly! Your comments made my day!

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  8. Manzoni (T.S.) disse...
    Love this dress so much!
    The yellow band is absolutely perfect (in the best non-predictable way ever). This winter I've been sewing lots of grey - I should have added a it of yellow <3

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    1. Ana Sofia, grey and yellow might be my favorite color combination. You should give it a try!

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    1. Thank you so much Kirsi! Did you know that one of the comments my daughter got when we were photo shooting was that she looked very chic? What a coincidence!

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  10. I love that color blocking...it's perfection!

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    1. Thank you! You can't go wrong with color blocking, right?

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  11. What a fun Eleena! Love it! Gosh your daughter is gorgeous :D

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  12. Tão giro, Marta! E descobriste o lugar ideal para o fotografar! :)

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  13. Marta the yellow and blue dress is so beautiful. This is stunning!

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