Garden Party Dress by Ellie Inspired

Today we are featuring a lovely dress pattern by our affiliate Ellie Inspired. You can enter to win a copy of this pattern at the end of this post, and be sure to check out the Ellie Inspired Patterns Group where Laura will be posting 50% flash sales every day this week for the Summer Sewing Spree.

Today, I get to share my adorable Garden Party Dress by Ellie Inspired. This dress features a lined bodice with a button placket and a pleated skirt.  It also has a contrast skirt band and the option of making cap sleeves or a sleeveless version.  When I saw the cover photo for this pattern, I knew I wanted to add sleeves.  I love the classic look of this dress!

One of the best things about Ellie Inspired patterns is the construction.  You will end up with a nice looking garment on both  the inside and the outside.  The bodice lining is hand stitched to provide that professional finish.  

Here are some other details about this pattern:
*12 pages of instructions with accompanying drawings for making sizes 1 - 12
*Pattern pieces for the bodice, collar, and sleeves
*Pattern layout chart
*Measurements for the skirt, contrast pieces, and the necktie
*Charts for fabric requirements and finished garment measurements
*Photos of completed dresses for inspiration

This dress is rated as an intermediate level pattern.  The steps involved in making this dress are not difficult but you should have some knowledge and experience with sewing.  I made the button placket but snaps could also be used as an alternative.  Even if you've never made pleats before, the instructions are well written and easy to follow.

I made the size 6 and it's a perfect fit.  My daughter wore this dress all day and I couldn't stop thinking ....How precious! Be sure to get Ellie Inspired's Garden Party pattern and make one or more for the special girl(s) in your life.  

Happy Sewing!

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