feito com muito amor pela mamã #06 [KCW & Sew Japan with Mie: a japanese dress for future-Olívia]

maio 27, 2016

This project started long before this season Kid's Clothes Week challenge was launched.
I fell in love with the fabric, bought it, went home very happy and grabbed all my pattern books, choosing what to do with it. It was the perfect fabric for a dress with frilled shoulders (dress A from the book Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids by Ruriko Yamada). Let me add an important detail: the smaller size featured in the book is still a way too large for my daughter... So, this project was kept untouched, until this KCW challenge was launched. Is there anything more future related, then a dress for future-Olívia?

Although I own several japanese pattern books, this was my first japanese pattern project. I enjoyed the way the pattern pieces are presented: several pattern pieces are common to different garments. I have the feeling that this helps to enlarge my "sewing mind", showing me possibilities to pattern hacking / modifications to use in the future...

I am also submitting this project to the Sew Japan with Mie series. It was not in my plans, I had planned to sew a different japanese dress for Olívia, but the Future theme of the KCW changed my plans :)

I have been through a tough week, with moments of pain and lots of fever, but I managed to finished the dress on time (the two buttons and the bottom hem were hand-stitched today while waiting for the doctor's appointement). Now, all we have to do is wait for the future to be present and the dress to fit my girl! I increased the length of the bottom hem, to shorten a bit the dress... I hope that she will be able to use it already during next year's summer.


pattern: dress A from the book Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids by Ruriko Yamada
size: 2 (which does not mean 2 year old. It corresponds to 100 cm height)
fabric: 100% cotton, from a local store here in Aveiro *

* While writing this post, I tried to find out more details about the fabric (designer / producer)... And I noticed that it is the same pattern from Susanna Tana Lawn from Liberty Art Fabrics!!!!



The good news for my japanese pattern books: the Sew Japan With Mie is a year long series. This means hopefully I will be using you a lot more and sewing other japanese patterns soon, since I am very happy with this first trial!
It is very easy to participate in the Sew Japan With Mie series, you just have to link up something you have sewed in the last month from a Japanese pattern (or Japanese fabric) in the end of each Sew Japan With Mie series post. Check here the last one.

I have other projects for the Kid's Clothes Week, but I don't think I will be able to finish any of them before sunday... But... The future will bring new babies <3 (but I am not the one pregnant yet)! Wait for the tiny clothes :)

Wish you a wonderful time dreaming with fabric and sewing :)

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10 comentários

  1. Love it! Both fabric and book! That's on my listo too (my gigantic list!). E que jardim bonito por trás. ;-)

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    1. Que bom ler este comentário, Patrícia :) Obrigada!
      A minha lista também é gigante (maior que a lista, só mesmo o monte dos tecidos...). O jardim é da responsabilidade do homem cá de casa. Beijinhos.

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    2. ah ah ah bem visto! talvez o monte de tecidos seja mesmo maior que a lista ;-) temos que ir às compras um dia as duas para aumentarmos o stock ;-) beijinhos Carla!

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  2. I have this pattern too and it never excited me until I saw yours. Fabric really adds something special to a garment!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Shawna :) I'm glad my post helped to look at this pattern with new eyes. (I like this fabric so much, I think it would add something special for almost any garment!)

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  3. I have this pattern too and it never excited me until I saw yours. Fabric really adds something special to a garment!

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  4. Awww, thank you for the nice introduction to our series and thank you for linking up. Your dress is beautiful and I was eagerly nodding my head when you said that several pattern pieces could be used for different items would enlarge your sewing mind. So very true!! I can't wait to see what you make next month :-)

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    1. Thank you dear Mie :) I will try to sew something for myself next month [or the month after...]
      Thank you for your inspiration and nice comments :)

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  5. Such a beautiful dress. I look forward to seeing what else you make from your Japanese sewing books! They are totally addictive :)

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    1. Thank you Marisa ♥
      I am working on a new japanese project, but I am the slowest sewist ever (doesn't help that I always have more than one project in progress...)!

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