Hey all!!! I'm sure you've caught wind of the incredible new Spring Dress Collection set to release March 30th, but just in case you missed any of the sneak peeks- we'll be blogging about each new pattern for the next several days! We'll be sharing our inspiration for the design, detailing all the great features and options included in each pattern and of course sharing some gorgeous modeled photos to showcase the beautiful new styles coming soon to VFT!

First up in this mini blog series is the Elodie dress pattern! Elodie was, again, inspired by my sweet girlies! They have a million and two night gowns that all have illusion necklines and sweetheart bodice overlays. Seriously, I counted yesterday. I think that style just tucked itself somewhere in my subconscious and then started knocking back in January when we started planning a collaborative effort for spring looks. Because we know you sew these beautiful garments for little girls that love to play and be adventurous, we included an "everyday" option for non-sheer fabrics. The everyday option is great for showcasing your favorite quilting cottons or apparel fabrics!

Another great feature included in the Elodie dress pattern is the sweet puff sleeves. Every princess needs a good poofy sleeve! The pattern uses french seam construction to keep a sturdy seam and clean finish inside and out. 

To step up the sweetness, we've included detailed instructions for sewing *and* tying this beautiful, big bow sash. There's a special design to this sash that will have you smiling ear to ear when sewing. 

If sheer fabrics are a new substrate for you, or make you feel slightly intimidated, we've included a long list of helpful tips to set you up for success. We also suggest using 1/4" Wash Away Wonder Tape to help set the fabric in place and prevent any shifting while sewing. You'll want to use that same tape when setting the zipper in place for a super fast and easy zipper installation! 

Now that you've got a closer look at the great features and design elements included in the Elodie, check out these incredible tester images for the new Elodie dress in girl's, baby and 18" doll sizes!

Be sure to tune back in tomorrow to see a closer look at another great pattern from the Spring Dress Collection. Follow the entire mini blog series and you may see a giveaway at the final post!




March 30, 2017 by Cassie M