Monday, April 15, 2013

Wilma's dream dress

Don't say I did not warn you (in THIS post) that another item made from a Japanese Sewing book was coming up. Aaaaaand here it is.
It is even so super coincidental that this dress fits perfectly with Project Run & Play's fourth and final week's theme: Spring Formal Wear. So this post will be linked to their sew along link party.


Japanese Craft book. Girl's clothing #2890. By Akiko Mano
It is from this book and yes that is that dress from the cover.

Bubble dress with a completely simple upper bodice and some cute side pockets. And yes thank you for noticing how the squares on the pocket and flap matches up. Usually I forget those small details before I am half way through sewing it. 

Oh, and I guess I should explain why this is Wilma's dream dress. Okay, it might be a slight exaggeration but she has been asking me to sew her something in this fabric for a long long time. And this fabric combined with a princess type of dress will always be a winner for my little-getting-SO-big-and-starting-in-Kindergarten-soon Wilma. 
This fabric has woven in some type of fibers that gives the fabric a shiny surface effect. Quite cool. Hard to see on these photos though, argh!

The dress can totally be used without the belt and I am kind of annoyed with myself for forgetting to take a photo without it. Oh well!

I will try to stay away from those books for a little bit to not tire you out...but I am not promising anything!!

Please click HERE to see which link parties this post is (going to) participating in.

24 comments:

  1. Super cute! Wilma looks great! Does it have a seperate bodice attached to a skirt?

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  2. This is so cute. I love the fabric.. And your daughter is adorable.

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  3. This is such a gorgeous dress, the fabric is beautiful & a lovely belt choice.

    Mae

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  4. I'm just as addicted to my Japanese sewing books! Love what you've been sewing up!

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  5. Very cute! I'm scared to try Japanese patterns, but you make it look so easy. I bet it isn't, though, it just your mad skills that make it look that way!

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  6. This is so beautiful! Amazing fabric - that had to be some task matching up the seams and the pocket pieces! It paid off, this is absolutely gorgeous. :D

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  7. What a fun dress! Great job lining up that plaid.

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  8. I love this dress, both fabrics and pattern are amazing!
    Tx for sharing!
    MammaNene

    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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  9. Great job! I love it. You make me wish I owned your Japanese Sewing book. Another great success. It looks like the perfect fit for her personality. This week I did a church shirt for my son (http://shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com/2013/04/common-axis-top-and-happy-birthday.html) and it was fun. It seems like you enjoy sewing for your daughter as much as I do.
    -Al

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  10. I love it! Props for sewing with scary Japanese patterns...I'm too scared! My first time here, loving your projects!

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  11. Gorgeous fabric and a beautiful dress, Mie!!!

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  12. Just found your blog through the link party. I love this dress and hope you keep making clothes from Japanese books. They are so lovely and inspiring. I am looking forward to checking out your blog more.

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  13. I am visiting you from Sew Country Chick. This is so cute. I love the plaid and the pop you added with the neon belt. My post about teaching your children to sew in the form of a Summer Sewing Camp:
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/04/summer-sewing-camp.html

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  14. Oh I adore this! I just got my first japanese pattern book and I'm dying to dive right in. This just feeds my fire :)

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  15. So cute, Mie - and I love the colors on Wilma.

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  16. Waw, this is stunning! I made this dress a few times when Norah was younger, and it is still one of my favorite patterns. I love the belt you added!

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  17. Really cute! I love bubbles on little girls, I just did 2 the other day for my daughter.

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  18. I love the bubble dress and I love the colors! This is a great summer look. Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party with free patterns from the 1st of the month to the 10th that I’d love for you to check out. See you soon!

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  19. This is SO adorable! I've had a men's plaid shirt I've wanted to refashion for a while and you've given me some great ideas! Stopping by from the Sew Can Do link up :)

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  20. I need to get my hands on one of these Japanese craft books---everything I see made from them is ADORABLE like your dress! So cute!
    -liZ

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  21. So cute! I love dresses like this...simple yet so interesting and beautiful. Great job! Thanks so much for linking up at Much Ado About Monday!

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  22. Oh this is lovely! Love the check print, I would never have thought of using this for this pattern - but it looks wonderful. My daughter wants me to sew this dress from this book, but I suspect what she really wants is the little wooden dog in the photograph! I think she believes I can magic up the whole she-bang!

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