Eleena Dress Turned Top

Happy Monday, everyone!  I am so excited for my good friend Olga of Coffee and Thread.  She has just released her newest sewing pattern and it is adorable!  I am joining several other bloggers for her Eleena Dress Tour. The Eleena dress will be on sale for $7.00(regular price $9.00) through March 7th, 11:59 EST, so this is a perfect time to grab it.
While the Eleena dress is perfect as is, I decided to adjust it into a top length for Ainsley, and she loves it!eleena11
I paired the Eleena Top with a pair of Clover Shorts and a cute wooden handle bag using the leftover scrap fabric.  I am hoping to post the bag as a free tutorial in the future!eleena2
The collar on this dress/top is so fun and 60’s inspired.eleena8
The kelly green fabric is a kona cotton and the insert fabric is actually home decor fabric with embroidery on it.eleena1eleena10eleena9
If you want to adjust it to a shirt length, simply hold the pattern piece up against your child and determine where you want it to end, but add length for the hem.eleena6eleena4
Now, we just have to wait for spring time!eleena3eleena7eleena12eleena13
Thanks so much for having me, Olga!  I am sure this pattern will be a success.
Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous and inspiring bloggers on the tour!
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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4 Responses to Eleena Dress Turned Top

  1. Olga Becker February 29, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    So so pretty, Haley! The fabric is perfection! I love everything about this outfit! And of course you made a purse to go with it! 🙂 so awesome Thank you so much for being on the tour!

  2. Audrey February 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    This is probably the perfect fabric choice for this pattern! I love what you did here! The photography is stunning as usual.

  3. Jenya February 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Perfect fabric choices for the dress indeed! I did not realise there was embroidery on the fabric for the pleat. Love it, absolutely love it! I think this pattern works really well as a tunic.

  4. Jodi March 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    I love the patterned inset!

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