A little after start sewing for the girls I became a fan of Japanese Sewing books and of course, the clothes made out of them. I have a few books, some of which for some time, but only now I decided to give it a go because sometimes it takes me a long time to try different things! Now that I did it, I regret not having started before!
While organizing the Easter outfits I asked the girls what they wanted to dress and Little Lady M immediately said “a dress”, while Little Lady F gave it a thought and then said a tunic with shorts and so it was!!
For M I made the Smock Dress (view E) from the Book “Sew Chic Kids” in size 2 (100 cm). By now you might be thinking that I wrote it wrong, but I actually made a size 2 for my 6 years old daughter! She is taller than 100 cm but all the other measures were matching the Reference sizes table for that age and from the picture I could see that the dress was below the knee and I prefer above, so I decided to take a chance and I am glad I did it because it fits her well.
I made everything as told in the instructions and just omitted the pockets. The fabric used is a double gauze in pink with little white stars, from Miss Matatabi. I had never worked with double gauze before and must say I was a bit afraid because the two layer of gauze can be seen clearly and thought they could split and be difficult to work with. I was wrong!! They did not separate (you can laugh!) and are so good to work with. Loved it!!
The dress is quite simple actually, but the pintucks and the front neckline binding in a different fabric got my attention and make it so lovely (my own opinion)!
For F I just grabbed the opportunity of making the tunic from the Book “Girls Style Book” (view B) when she told me she wanted a tunic for Easter 😉 I wanted to make this tunic for a while and even asked my mum to bring me some lace from Portugal, but like I told you before, it took me a long time to start. Also I was not sure how it would fit because in the book is just hanged but then I saw this and this beautiful versions and became completely convinced 😉
I made the tunic in size 4 (110 cm), according to the instructions with no changes and used Double Gauze in a beautiful shade of blue with little white stars also from Miss Matatabi. I love everything about this tunic, but the sleeves are very likely what I like the most and the lace of course!
The girls didn’t gave me a break until the egg hunt and F was the one that got more sweets in the end, but she is really generous and shared with M 🙂
Hope you had a lovely Easter and wish you a great week 🙂