This next dress I got the pattern from another Japanese Pattern Book:
It kind of reminds me a an old diner's waitress uniform, but cuter.
I got this fabric from one of my lovely sponsors, Marie Madeline Studio. Don't you love the miniature scallops!? They also have a red and pink combo.The scallop is one of the few decorative machine stitches that I use frequently, like here. I used dupioni silk for the accent fabric.
The buttons are vintage glass buttons that remind me of little cherries.
I used dupioni silk for the accent fabric.
I'm glad that Divine still likes to wear things I make.
How long do you think that will last?
I want that dress!ReplyDelete
I love that so much! I bought that book a while back, specifically for that pattern. But I still haven't even traced it. So much to sew, so little time.ReplyDelete
Love the scallops! And my mom made me clothes (with my input) up through my wedding dress, so hopefully you have many more years of sewing for her.ReplyDelete
GORJ- I want one for me!!!ReplyDelete
my daughter doesnt wear the things i make her and she's 5
This might be one of my favorite dresses you have made!! It is perfect!!ReplyDelete
I love using the scallop stitch as well, in fact I made sure I would have one on the machine I bought! :) It may be an all mechanical bernina, but it can do a mean scallop (and everything else functional)! The dress turned out really cute.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous as usual. Any tips for sewing Japonese patterns?ReplyDelete
Love the detail you add to everything you make. The subtlety of the design scallops you added makes the dress beautifully crafted and unique.ReplyDelete
She looks like the kind of girl that will love the things you make until she can start making them for herself. I am so thankful my oldest turned out like that, her grandmother and I kept her clothed until she learned herself. I remember giving her a school budget that allowed for fabric or clothes. She was very modest and found that she could purchase fabric and get exactly what she wanted. She is working on her New years party dress right now. (and pajamas for her new little sister for Christmas)ReplyDelete
So sweet! I love the buttons and the mini scallop fabric and your machine scallops. I actually tried to scallop something on my machine the other day b/c of you and I totally failed. I will have to read the manual next time. :)ReplyDelete
I must say you´re a super hero. Amazing, amazing stuff!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I adore this dress!ReplyDelete
A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl. I don't know how you manage all that you achieve - I take my hat off to you. Have a very happy Christmas with your lovely family and thank you for the joy you have brought to your readers throughout the year.ReplyDelete
I think it will last forever. I adore that dress. It is perfect.ReplyDelete
There may be a point in her life (probably around age 13-16) where she will abhor anything handmade and then she'll enjoy it again. That said, I can't imagine her not enjoying I in her late teens (17/18) because you make such gorgeous clothes! As a late teenager, I've greatly enjoyed their clothes...so, maybe she'll skip the "eww...it's handmade!" phase.ReplyDelete
Divine is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
I especially love the dupioni silk accents. This is what sets your work apart.
Sigh. Someday I'll pick up sewing too. :) Until then, I live vicariously through your blog.
What a wonderful dress maker you are! Going from experience you've got her until she about 12 and then believe it or not they come back around to liking what you make around 18! The other girls will have needs in between those years so you are covered!ReplyDelete
I love the scalloped fabric....and I love your red and white theme...perfect for going into Valentine's Day too!ReplyDelete
I appreciated reading your posts. What a great BLOG!
Merry Chrismas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Love the lively fabric for this pattern, it is on our wish to sew list!ReplyDelete
And just a tip for tracing, hope you are using some good transparent medical lab table paper. That is the only way to fly through Japanese pattern tracing. For the most part it is worth the time to trace since Japanese patterns always sew up so lovely.
Cute apparels for kids. Thanks a lot for sharing the pics.ReplyDelete
Oh Katy! These dresses are gorgeous! I am scared to death to try a pattern from my japanese pattern book... what a wuss I am. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you got some sleep! :)ReplyDelete
I have been looking over and over this pattern in my Japanese sewing book for thousands of times but was never quite sure how it would look. But your pictures have totally convinced me! And now I'm off to start drawing my pattern and cuting my pieces :-) Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete