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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Ever So Lovely "Eleanor" by Honeydew Kisses Patterns

I haven't done any pattern testing here lately, and as much as I needed to say no and work on the pile of other projects I have going right now, I just could not say no to this particular pattern. The Eleanor by Honeydew Kisses Patterns is seriously like 1,000 options in one pattern. Fortunately, after the holidays have passed, I realized we were also in desperate need of some long sleeve winter dresses. So it was a win, win... I get to test a pattern and hang a lovely little long sleeve dress in the closet. Score! I give you Eleanor...

So let's talk about a few of the options, I chose to make the long sleeve dress version. But, there are also options for flutter sleeves, short sleeves and three-quarter length sleeves! Oh and you can even layer the flutters with the other sleeves. I sized up on my sleeve length to a 4t and I honestly probably would have been fine with the 3t sleeve length, but this way we have room to grow for next year. The sleeve is gathered at the top and finished with a lovely bias trim on the sleeve.

I made the dress length, but there are also options for tunic length, bubble length romper and a pant length romper! You can keep the dress simple, as I have done here, or add a single or double ruffle to the bottom of the hem line. Measurements and instructions for all of the above included in the pattern!

I used a lightweight pink corduroy with fine gold metallic dots and accented with gold sparkly buttons on the bodice. The pattern has instructions for a lovely placket on the front bodice that is completely optional for the dress and tunic versions, but needed for the romper versions.

The back of this dress is both gorgeous and unique. A fun cross over style allows enough ease for taking the dress on and off without the front placket. The back has a straight bodice line, while the front has that gorgeous curve to the bodice. There is also an option for pockets on the outside of the dress or romper if you would like to add a fun accent fabric to your piece. 

Let's talk pattern details... Talia's patterns are always well laid out and very detailed with clear photos to take you step by step through the pattern. Also included in this pattern are layers so that you can print just the sizes you wish to print! The cutting chart provides measurements for any rectangular shaped pieces so you can save on ink and paper there too!

The pattern ranges from sizes 12 months all the way up to 12 years in the dress/tunic and a size 8 in the romper. The pattern is available in the Honeydew Kisses Pattern Shop! Run and grab your copy of Eleanor today!

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