Outfit of the Week - 1 February 2016
This week's outfit is Pauline Alice's Eliana Dress. Here's what inspired the outfit:
Pauline Alice's Eliana dress is a semi-fitted, easy-to-wear dress that is gathered at the neckline and at the waist. There are two options for the sleeves: sleeveless or long, raglan sleeves. So, it's a great all-season pattern! The waistline is gathered either with elastic or grosgrain ribbon, and you have the option of a front or back opening with ties - a feature that I absolutely love!
Lightweight, drapey fabrics (both wovens and jerseys) work best with Eliana. Based on the inspiration images, I've recommended a few of our cotton batistes, viscose and modal challises, and jerseys. Some of these fabrics are new: we've received some new fabrics from Atelier Brunette! Two of the new fabrics (shown below) are modal challises (modal is a varient of viscose). They're absolutely lovely: light and silky. See how they fall in soft folds in the photo below:
Atelier Brunette's Summer Swoon Modal Challis and their Lili Modal Challis
Atelier Brunette's modal challis is very different than their viscose challis: the viscose challis (shown below on the right) is much heavier. However, it is still relatively lightweight and drapey, and would work well with this pattern. On the left below is another new Atelier Brunette - their Bye Bye Birdie Black cotton batiste. I love the design! Batiste is a lightweight cotton, just slightly heavier than voile or lawn. Again, this would work well with Eliana.
Atelier Brunette's Bye Bye Birdie Black cotton batiste and their Halo Blue Viscose Challis
Eliana can also be made in jersey, and below you'll find three of our jerseys:
Black Aurele viscose jersey, paisley viscose jersey, navy Rosalie viscose jersey
Finally, what would Eliana look like made up in these fabrics?
Pauline Alice Eliana Dress
£12.50 (£11.25 until noon on Monday!)
Sizes: 34 to 48
Level: level 1 (Pauline Alice's easiest difficulty level)
Reviews: 2 reviews on PatternReview.com; both are positive!
Similar patterns: Sewaholic Nicola; Sewaholic Saltspring; Vogue 9124; Vogue 1379