The Eleena Dress Pattern Release

I am so excited to announce that the Eleena Dress is now in the shop!  I have been posting sneak peeks on Instagram and today I can finally show all the beautiful dresses made by my testers.

The Eleena dress is a 1960s inspired A-line dress that features an inverted pleat and an invisible zipper in the back. There are three sleeve options to choose from -  short set in sleeves, long sleeves with cuffs and flutter sleeves. The unique collar completes the look. The Eleena dress is available in sizes 2 through 12 years. This is a confident beginner friendly pattern.

This was the first dress I made, and  it has become one of the  most worn by my daughter. My goal was to create an interesting, timeless look, but also a dress that's not constrictive and comfortable to wear and play in.
The talent in the testing group was amazing. I don't  know how I lucked out with the most skillful, and talented group of ladies to work with. Love all the dresses they made. I thought I would group the dresses based on the sleeves option. Of course every dress can be made with or without the collar. Let's start with the long sleeves option  The sleeve is gathered at the cuff. The cuff can be made in contrast fabric.

Images belong to Candice Ayala, Les Reloux, Tone (IG @tonesewandso),  La folie sewing boothSew Shelly SewMichelle Evans

Images belong to Creative Needle and Threads, In a Manner of Sewing, Nelleke, Crafty Biggers, Rita Pirolita

Images belong to: Sew Shelly Sew, Frances&Suzanne, Kristi, Loka Kid

Images belong to The Life of Compulsive Crafter, Bonnie and Lottie, Carrie (IG @ourthankfulhearts) Pearywinkleoriginals

Let's move on to flutter sleeves. Aren't they fun! They are very versatile too - perfect for summer but also work great in winter with a shirt underneath.

Images belong to Bonnie and Lottie, Just Add Fabric, Mgeni (IG @sansahash), Sally, As it Seams

Last, but not least the short sleeve. Love all the versions! 

Images belong to BoevendeMiley and Moss, Green DoodlePlus Two is Five, Heidi (IG @novemberpilot)

Images belong to Fairies Bubbles & CoCP, Made by Sara, Carrie (IG @ ourthankfullhearts) Sew Happy Sew 

To purchase the Eleena Dress go HERE. It's on sale for $7.00 (regular price $9.00) till Friday, January 29, midnight EST. Thank you! 

I have also created a Coffee + Thread Facebook group. Come join in the fun. I would love to see your creations!  


  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations and as always, your photos are amazing!

  2. Congratulations Olga!!! it is a lovely pattern, so many fantastic details! I can't wait to make one.

  3. Big Congrats my dear! Love this dress and can't wait to make some spring/dinner versions. :) Thanks for having me as tester. xoxo

  4. Congratulations! A lot of hard work has paid off :) What a gorgeous dress :)

  5. Beautifully designed pattern.
    Deborah Devine

  6. So many incredible versions. Big congrats on an amazing pattern and good luck with the release!

  7. I love all the options! Great pattern and leaves a lot of space for creativity. I loved the look with a belt as well!


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