I don’t make things for myself too often, but when I do I try to make a matching dress/top/skirt for my daughter. When I saw Elia by Little Lizard King, I knew that was a style we would both love and that would be perfect for the springtime weather and cooler evenings we’re experiencing.
For the girl’s Elia, the pattern is a mix between two other LLK favorites, the Glitz and the Leiden. Actually, the Elia tutorial showing how to mash the two patterns is free in girls’ sizes. I loved that in both the women’s and girl’s patterns you are able to use knits and a variety of woven fabrics. For the ones I made, I sewed with rayon for my first time. It feels so silky and soft and is a dream to wear! Our tops button up the back since they are made with a woven fabric, but the knit option does not have a back closure. I did want to note that the woven instructions for the Ladies Elia was not included in the pattern but is on the Little Lizard King blog as a pattern add-on.
I chose to make the dramatic high low hem with ruffles, but there is also a simple skirt (no ruffles) and a moderate high low hem. I love all of the options! You can also chose between two ruffle lengths for the sleeves. I chose the small ruffles on our Elias.
Elia will be a top that my daughter and I will wear as soon as it comes out of the wash every time! We love it so much, and I can’t wait to make more!
Could this dress (and the models) be any cuter? Shea reviews the Sedona dress by Little Lizard King and she found it an easy and versatile sew. Merav and Teronia both show how versatile it came be by adding pockets and sewing it tunic length!
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It has truly been a privilege to see one of our own reviewers sprout her designer wings and not just fly, but SOAR!!! Cassie Massolia is one of the up and coming designers over at Little Lizard King and you've seen her work in our Drop Waist Diva review! She's definitely one you want to watch so you can say you were following her work from the very beginning! It's our honor, as her Pattern Revolution family, to bring you our review of her newest pattern for Little Lizard King: Perfect Ten.