Monday, August 18, 2014

Ellie Inspired Back to School

I had the privilege of getting to test a couple of the patterns for Ellie Inspired Fall 2014 Back to School line. These were both very cute and versatile garments, and just what I needed to get in the mood for fall sewing.

First up is the Best Friends Dolman Dress.

The best thing about this dress is how quick and easy it is to sew!  This dress can be finished cutting to hemming in about an hour.  It comes in two lengths, the dress length and a shorter tunic length.

The neckline on this tester version was a bit wide.  This has been adjusted in the final pattern and the fit is great in the final version.

Personally, I don't like this on Anne as much as other things I have made.  I think this dress looks so much cuter on the bigger girls.  I am tucking this pattern away for a bit.  When Anne get bigger, this style dress will look great for fall over some fun leggings.

Next is my new favorite pattern from Ellie Inspired--The Primary Pinafore and Blouse!

This pattern comes with TWO pieces, the button down, Peter Pan collared blouse, and the fully lined, pleated pinafore.

I love this outfit so very much because it reminds me of things I remember wearing as a girl.  Like so many of the pieces in the Ellie Inspired collection, it is classic without being old fashioned.

The blouse looks great on its own over jeans too!

Laura from Ellie Inspired has hit it out of the park with this collection.  I own so many of her patterns, and love how well the tutorials are written and how polished the finished pieces look.  Please take the time to look over her Etsy shop.

Anne and I can't wait to see what is coming next from Ellie Inspired!

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