Well, well, look what we finally have here? A post! I can’t believe I have stayed away from my blog for this long!
I didn’t really intend to. Winter happened and my enthusiasm to take pictures of my creations kind of dipped. I also did not sew all that much for my daughter this Winter; I have actually been sewing more for myself of late!
As my daughter nears 5, she is beginning to get a little partial to dresses, especially the twirly kind. Until now, she didn’t really care this way or that. As long as the fabric had some cute creatures, it was good to be sewn! So now I am actually beginning to enjoy this newfound taste of hers. It’s so satisfying to sew something that your kid really looks forward to and is bound to cherish.
So as per request, I recently made a pretty Spring dress for her. It seems like eons since I sewed any dresses! It’s mostly been tunics here, so this change is refreshing 🙂
The pattern is from a Japanese-English book called ‘Stitch, Wear, Play’. It’s my second make from the book. The minute I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it in this pink gingham that I had been hoarding for so long. The gingham is an organic fabric from Cloud 9.
I love the simplicity of the pattern and how easy it is to make! Of course, this goes for most Japanese patterns.
I have always loved using buttons in my garments, especially cute, bright ones. So this pattern was the perfect playground for me!
For the first time ever, I even set out to make a matching headband for the dress!
Now, this really is my favorite outfit for V! Can you believe given the simplicity of the outfit, that I had to bring out my seam ripper a dozen times during the making of this dress?! I was thrilled to have finally finished the dress, but imagine my horror when I realized that I had attached the skirt inside-out to the bodice! But I guess that’s possible given the reversibility of the fabric, isn’t it? Let’s not blame it on my inattention 😉
It’s a pity though that V has never been able to wear this outfit other than for this photoshoot! Right after the day of the photoshoot, the weather took a turn for the worse and it feels like winter all over again! Ugh!
I just hope Miss Beanpole doesn’t decide to get any taller before the sun peeks out again!
I also hope to be more regular with the blog now. It feels really good to be back! I have quite a few things lined up for Spring – Summer, so I have good reason to visit this space more often 🙂
Have a wonderful rest of the week!