Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sleeveless Dress.

Okay, I promise I won't start every post with complaints about my photos BUT I just have to assure you that it is not your vision that is going while looking at this post....most of these photos are slightly (motion) blurred, ha. It was of course a bad idea to photograph a very happy little lady inside (less light, lower shutter speed and allll that stuff I just learned at my photography course) but hey....we live and we learn, right! And I did get that gem of a photo below which I absolutely love so at least there is that!


This dress is pattern i from a Japanese pattern book called Sew Sweet - Handmade Clothes for Girls by Yuki Araki. 
I was immediate attracted to this style in the book which is the first (and only so far) that I have made from this book. Only because it is a new book to me not because there is anything wrong with it, ha,


The dress is made for her two year older sister but when she realized that there was new books and ice-cream involved as payment for the photo shoots (we did 3) that day she begged to get in on the fun. And hey....it fits her quite well.
The biggest size in the book is for a 120 cm tall child (and that is what I made) and W is 123 cm. E here is 113 cm tall.

I only changed ONE thing from the original pattern - I added some more width to the bodice (not the yoke).
I simply did it by putting my pattern pieces to fold as usual and then moving both front and back out 4 cm (1 3/4") from the fold and then cut. It simply gives some more gathering and width to the dress.


The yoke is made from this light blue chambray from Kaufman and the flower fabric is this loooovely soft and drapey viscose that I bought a while ago from Fabric Mart for an undetermined project for myself but then W asked so nicely for it and I feel like the more they are involved in what I make for them, the bigger is the chance that they will wear it. I think I need to start hiding the fabrics I want for myself, ha.


I don't think there is a single photo without her making a funny face.


Told ya :-)

Thank you!

18 comments:

  1. Funny faces are the best! ;-) the dress is sooooo cute!

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  2. I love her funny faces! The dress is great, and styling and photos are so much fun!

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  3. I like this kind of pictures much more.... so much fun! Nice styling! The dress is very cool!

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  4. Oh I love this dress so much, it's been on my long to do list of japanese sewing and now it might have gone up on that list! Love the photos so much and kitty cat is the cutest. Silly faces are the best.

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  5. Where did you buy those cat tights??

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    1. They are from H&M ....together with the cat ear headband :-)

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  6. Oh this girl... She's so adorable, Love all her funny faces! <3 <3 And the dress is beautiful. I really like the little extra width you gave it, worked perfect! It's such a cute style, I may have to buy this book. :)

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  7. Best photo shoot ever :) <3 She is the cutest! And the dress too, of course. :) Now off to get that book. I need some faux flap pockets. Now. :)

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  8. I LOVE her faces. They made me smile! I love those pocket flaps, and how cute that she picked that fabric out of your stash and was part of the process. (also...best tights ever).

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  9. The dress looks great! and the photos are so adorable and funny ;-)

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  10. Awwww... I didn't notice any blurriness because the photos themselves are so sweet.

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  11. The photos are perfect! Adorable dress and really cool styling.

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  12. I love your Photoshop Mie! And the dress is really cute. I must make one for my daughters too.

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  13. The dress is so cute, it matches her funny faces! With such a great model, no one notices the blurriness.

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  14. This is just the best all around!!

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  15. I am drawn to those pockets ♥♥♥♥

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