Eleanor is a sophisticated, fully lined, A-line shift dress. VIEW A has princess seams accented with tabs at the waist, straight short sleeves, and back zipper closure. VIEW B is the essential school girl dress with a pointed collar, pockets, slightly gathered capped sleeves trimmed with piping, and back button closure. The sleeves, optional piped Peter Pan or pointed collar, and optional pocket can be used with either dress.
Size Range: 6mo-6 & 7-14yrs. See Measurement Chart for correct sizing.
Printing Type: Unnested on Tissue
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium-weight woven fabrics such as broadcloth, chambray, corduroy, lawn, or pique.
VIEW A: Invisible zipper – see table; buttons (5/8”-3/4”) for tab – 2
VIEW B: Buttons (1/2”) – 4; corded piping for sleeve – 1 yard
COLLAR: Corded piping for Peter Pan collar – 1 yard
Featherweight fusible interfacing
Pattern Available in PDF Digital Download: 6mo-6 & 7-14yrs (Without Layers)
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AN APRON FOR ALL AGES
In our Eleanor Smocked Video Lesson, Susan shows you how to pleat your fabric with pleater dots or a traditional pleater. Even if you don’t want to add smocking, this video gives you a clear description on how to sew this classic apron dress.