The Eleni Top from Designer Stitch

I “met” Ann from Designer Stitch while I was testing the Bridget for her and she’s so sweet. She loves sewing, designing, and helping women look/feel beautiful. Her patterns are amazing and I have been not-so-patiently waiting for her to release the Eleni* ever since she first started talking about it. I love it so much! I was going to buy it on release day if I hadn’t been lucky enough to test it.

IMG_2184

The Eleni* is an off-the-shoulder top/tunic/dress and she was even thoughtful and considerate enough to include modesty shoulder panels (not pictured in the fashion flat) for women who don’t want to bare their shoulders for religious/personal reasons.

17990219_1051735571594112_5827567315414493474_o

You can customize it so many ways: adding straps or the modesty panel over your shoulders; making it blouse, tunic, dress, or maxi length; adding a pocket to anything but the blouse; including the flounce; and accessorizing with the necktie.

It’s so light and breezy! It’s also fairly quick for a woven pattern because you don’t need to worry about any darts. I chose this rayon challis.

IMG_2129

Check out the way the flounce blows in the wind! I’m in love!

 

The rayon challis was a perfect choice for a hot morning at the playground. Just remember to use a new needle, staystitch each piece, and use a slightly smaller stitch length. Here and here are some other tips.

IMG_20170409_120552

This isn’t included in the instructions but here’s an awesome video Ann found that shows how you can add elastic to the sleeves to help keep your off-the-shoulder top off your shoulders (and the elastic doubles as straps so you can hang your top up!).

The Eleni is seriously a spring must-have! Buy it now* while it’s on sale.

~~this post contains affiliate links marked with an asterisk~~

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Eleni Top from Designer Stitch

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s