Easter outfits

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.

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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!!

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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)!

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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 😉

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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!

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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 🙂

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Hope you had a lovely Easter and wish you a great week 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Easter outfits

  1. Better late then never! Ficaram lindas! A minha preferida é a túnica. Também estou a começar uma túnica do Sew Chic Kids e vou ter mais atenção às medidas (pelo menos ainda não cortei o tecido).

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    • Muito obrigada Soraia 🙂 Os tecidos são mesmo de sonho, adorei trabalhar com double gauze!
      A tua túnica estava muito gira e se não tivesse visto a tua e da Fátima, mesmo gostando muito da do livro, era capaz de ter demorado ainda mais tempo para a fazer 😉

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  2. Gosto imenso das nervuras, acho que tornam tudo mais bonito e especial. Estou em choque com o tamanho dois anos… não se percebe, até porque os japoneses são um povo bastante pequeno!…

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    • Muito obrigada Constança 🙂 É verdade, as nervuras tornam tudo mais bonito, um vestido tão simples fica logo especial 😉
      Apesar de a M ser pequenina, também acho que 100 cm para 2 anos é exagerado!

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    • Muito obrigada Rita 🙂 Os tecidos são realmente fantásticos, bons de trabalhar e com um toque óptimo. A M. até perguntou se era para dormir, por ser tão confortável, lol.
      Também adoro ver as meninas de calções e túnica, ficam com ar de menina na mesma mas super prático para brincar 😉

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    • Muito obrigada Carla 🙂 Também gosto particularmente da túnica (a cor e o bordado inglês também ajudam) e gosto muito de ver as meninas de túnica e calções, mas a M gosta mesmo é de rosa e vestidos 😉

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  3. Tão giros que ficaram! Gosto imenso dos tecidos – eu também pensei o mesmo da primeira vez que cosi com double gauze (e sim, deve ser perfeito para dormir)!
    Tenho andado tentada a fazer essa túnica, mas tinha dúvidas sobre o tamanho. As mangas são super originais 😉

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    • Muito obrigada Ana Sofia 🙂 Afinal não fui a única com receio de trabalhar com double gauze 😉
      Gosto muito desta túnica, com os seus detalhes, como as mangas e que a tornam diferente e acho que devias fazer 😉 Se ajudar, esta túnica é tamanho 4 (110 cm) e a F tem 111 cm.

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  4. I just bought this book and am looking for finished examples. Theses are lovely. I’m glad to come across your comment about the size of the dress. My daughter is only three and fairly thin, so I think I’ll try the size 2 to start out as well.

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    • Thank you Elizabeth 🙂 I really like this book and I’m already making the third garment from it!
      It makes me happy that I could help 🙂 Allow me to give an advice, compare first the pattern with a dress that fits well.

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