Little Ellie Dress....Pattern Testing....

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I got an opportunity to test out a really cute pattern for Wink Designs.  She has a shop on Etsy with a good selection of really well thought out patterns. 

This pattern is called the "Little Ellie" dress.  There's no buttons, no zipper.  Really, how easy can that be!  The round yoke collar is put together very creatively - with great instructions - so all your edges end up finished inside.

I used a chevron from Robert Kaufman that I had been hoarding for exactly the right project.  In fact, I had no idea what to do with this fabric until this pattern.  I used linen for the collar and hem.

While constructing the dress, I was certain that I had cut the wrong size, that the collar would never fit over her head.  In fact, I was halfway through, and I seriously considered picking out the whole thing and starting over.  Well, yeah, no reason for that.  It fit fine.  Goes over her head without a tug.  I guess I overestimated the size of my kid's head....

A very cute dress....easy to make and I'm sure we will get a ton of use out of this in the warmer summer months.


  1. This is really cute! Im putting it in my etsy favorites for when im ready to buy more patterns!

  2. I love your blog's new look; it is really lovely!!!! Also that dress, your daughter seems to like it very much!!!!