This pattern includes:
- Newborn to 12 year old sizing
- XXS to 5XL sizing
- 18" Doll version
- Elastic casings or Shirring to give a unique look to each sew
- Elastic, shirred, or loose sleeves
- 3/4 length or short length sleeves
- Flowy Knit or Woven fabrics can be used
- Top or dress length (mid thigh, midi, or maxi)
For my first top, I used random really light woven linen from my mother-in-law's sister's stash she gave to me a few months back. Who knows how old this fabric is...
My second top I made from a fun medium silky fabric that was a cinch to sew up.
The shirring I made tighter, and the top I sized down to Small for a less-off-the-shoulder look.
I really like this look - and the first night I wore it out, I got compliments from several people - winner!
I like the flow of the sleeves - they're not too billowy, and perfect for warmer weather.
And as you can see, they pair well with jeans, skirts (like my Paige Pencil Skirt), and even casual pants, like my Pippas
Then I made the 18" doll version of both the Eloise Top and Maxi Dress. I didn't even need instructions at this point, as I'd memorized the Eloise pattern steps by this point - it's THAT easy!
The top is a great scrap buster, and stays on Stella without any issues.
Just make sure to iron the hem after sewing up the top to flatten it down, and it looks store bought.
So, if you'd like a flattering fun top and to learn a new sewing technique (or refresh your old technique), Eloise is for you!
Oh, and I ALSO sized down the 18" Doll Pattern to 60% of the original size, and I bring you Barbie sized Eloise!! Isn't it pretty??