Eflorescent Celeste Knit Dress by Ashley Tu’avao

I am so honored that Ashley Tu’avao made this dress for Helena for my Spring Quilt Market booth. The fit and style are perfection for Helena and wooooow is the workmanship phenomenal. Aaaand I learned some new things are a sewist from her making this. So basically this was a win-win-win.

Like let’s talk about this Eloflex thread for a minute. I’d never heard of this and stretchable thread frankly scared me but now I must have this and try it. Check out this hem!!

So now let’s get to know Ashley a little bit more. She’s basically amazing awesome sauce, but here are her own words.

My name is Ashley Tu’avao.  I first learned to sew at the feet of my grammy and mom!  They taught me a love of learning new things and making things with your own two hands.  They both have made me many handmade things and I have realized that every time I see, wear, or touch these pieces, I remember how much they love me.  I have had so much joy in my life from sewing and creating things that I want to pass that joy onto others and so my small business, Lucky Lemon, emerged.  My truest love is quilting, but I have recently started sewing clothing for myself and others.  When I heard that Loved to Pieces was going to include knits, I knew that I had to get my hands on some.  There is nothing more fun to wear in summer than a comfy knit dress, especially ones that twirls!

The pattern I used is based on the Patterns for Pirates “Me Hearties” dress which can be found here:

Me Hearties Dress – Patterns for Pirates

I lengthened the bodice and the circle skirt slightly to make sure the dress was a little below Helena’s knees.  I used my Brother 1034D serger for all inside seams and my Brother SE-400 for the hems using a walking foot and a ball point needle.  For this project I discovered a new wonderful thread by Coats and Clark called Eloflex.  It is a nylon tread that has been working wonders for me lately!  The Eloflex color G75520 is a light aqua and matches Mathew’s Efflorescent Celeste print perfectly.  

If you are interested in checking out any more of my work, please see my instagram @luckylemonshop or my etsy shop at luckylemonshop.etsy.com.

And here’s the dress being all cute in my booth at Spring Market 2018.

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And here’s Helena werking it with her new stuffie named Chik-Chik.

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Thank you Ashley for your generosity in spirit and immense talent. This dress is definitely going to be a heavy-rotation outfit as long as Helena’s able to wear it. You rock!

 

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