Phew weekend’s almost here, It’s been a crazy last week with friends visiting, a birthday celebration, and some non-stop sewing. But I can’t wait to tell you all about what I am going to be sharing today – I made a maxi! my first ever!


This is the Talia Fitted Dress* released yesterday by Laela Jeyne Patterns*.  Talia has a fitted bodice with a scoop neck or a soft V neck in the front and a round neck or a deep V in the back. The beautiful fit in the bodice is achieved by bust and waist darts along with an invisible zipper on the side. Can you see my invisible zipper in the pic below? ( I hope not! :))

The Talia Fitted Dressflows into a flattering A line skirt that can be made in tunic, mini, knee length, midi or maxi lengths. Additionally It has some really great hem options like the shark bite hem (tunic and knee length) and the faux wrap (maxi length).


I am not entirely sure of the fabric content of my dress, it feels like rayon challis, frays like chiffon, and has a lovely drape and weight. It is extra special to me ’cause my mom sent it to me from India.


My original plan was to make a shark bite hem tunic which I might or might not have pleaded Marisa to include in the pattern but that drapey floral fabric suckered me into cutting it to maxi length and I couldn’t have been more pleased with it. It makes me look taller than I am doesn’t it? For reference I am almost 5 feet tall (short?)

I lined the bodice completely but left the skirt unlined but the pattern includes pattern pieces and instructions for both partially and fully lined dress.


The Talia Fitted Dress* can be a gorgeous cocktail dress, a stylish date night dress or a sweet sun dress based on your choice of fabric and length. Check out all the amazing tester versions in the listing for more inspiration or come join the Laela Jeyne Patterns  Facebook group to get the latest scoop on new pattern releases and sales.


To celebrate the release, The Talia fitted dress* is currently on sale for $7 (regular price is $9.95). Some more details on the pattern:

  • It comes with clearly written instructions along with color photos or technical drawings.
  • Includes instructions to make  the dress partially or fully lined along with fitting adjustments, blending sizes, and shortening or lengthening the dress/tunic lengths.
  • It prints in layers, so you can print only the size you need, a feature i have started to appreciate more and more.
  • Has been extensively tested and ranges from women’s sizes 00 to 26
  • Trimless pages for US and A4 paper
  • A0 print shop copy file

Also just released is the new  Tula A line dress* (on sale for $7) with great options to make in tunic, or dress lengths with feminine flattering neckline styles and a zipperless option too! Don’t forget to check out all the tester images in the listing and in the FB group.

Or get the Talia and Tula bundle* for only $12, this is a great price and this pattern doesn’t disappoint!

All other Laela Jeyne Patterns* are on sale for 30% off too!

And that’s it for today, Happy Weekend and Happy Sewing!

*If you buy the pattern through one of my affiliate links, I get a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you and you will help support my blogging adventure. Thank you.

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