Pattern Testing

My Version of the Eleni Top From Designer Stitch Patterns

Front View with Bow

Front View with Bow

Hello!

I recently saw a pattern tester call that I just had to answer.  It was for Designer Stitch Patterns Eleni Top/Tunic/Dress.  This pattern has so many different design options that the possibilities are endless.  You have the option of making it into a top, tunic or a maxi dress and also different sleeve options.  Oh and did I mention that there is a flounce option too?    This pattern was just released and will be on sale for an entire week.  You can get your PDF of the Eleni top HERE.  Here is my version of the my version of the Eleni Top from Designer Stitch Patterns.

 

Pattern Design Options

Pattern Design Options

You can make this as a long sleeve, short sleeve, 7/8 sleeves and a tiered sleeve option.  You can also add a flounce option to any of the mentioned options.  For the lengths you can make this as a top, tunic, knee-length or a maxi.  Who doesn’t need a new dress?  Then you can add an optional neck tie, waist tie or straps to the top.  Lastly, there was a shoulder modesty cover added for the ladies that do not want their shoulders exposed.

I chose to make my Eleni top using this beautiful Ankara Fabric I purchased from a group on Facebook.  This is 100% cotton fabric that is very suitable for this top.  The pattern calls for light weight fabrics and I thought this cotton would be perfect for it.   I decided to make a size 5 and I made mine a sleeveless option.  I also cut my elastic at 35 inches.

 

Full view of Eleni top with necktie

Full view of Eleni top with necktie

 

I love the necktie option and decided to tie in a bow in the front.

 

Back view of Eleni Top

Back view of Eleni Top

Close up of Eleni top

Close up of Eleni top

 

Eleni top with Necktie tied back

Eleni top with Necktie tied back

Here I decided to tie the necktie to the back.  I love the way it looks.  I think it looks like a custom-made choker.

Close up back view of Eleni top

Close up back view of Eleni top

 

 

This pattern is so on trend and the instructions were very simple to follow.  I am so in love with the Eleni top and I plan on making several different options.  I think I might make the long sleeve option next and then probably a dress.  What do you think of the Eleni top?

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4 Comments

  1. Shelah

    April 21, 2017 at 8:46 am

    2 thumbs up!!! I love this top. The material is so vibrant and the fit is perfect!

    1. Johanna

      April 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thank you so much! I love this fabric too. I can’t wait to make more.

  2. Abbey

    April 21, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    This came out nicely! Does the pattern include a shelf bra?

    1. Johanna

      April 22, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Hi Abbey. Thanks so much. This pattern does not come with a shelf bra. If you are sew savvy enough, I’m sure you could add one. I just wore a strapless bra with mine. The pattern also comes with strap options so you could wear a regular bra as well.

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