Some more summer sewing for the girls

At the moment we are still on holidays, enjoying the good weather as well as friends and family’s company. 🙂 Nonetheless, sewing was not forgotten and I brought a couple of projects with me.

Part of our time here in Portugal is spent in the countryside and some clothes suitable to run, jump and play freely were required. I opted for the Ash Jumpsuit by Petit a Petit and Family for M.

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What I like about this particular jumpsuit is the neckline and its back. M liked it as well. She is paying more attention to what she wears and about her own style. So, I knew she would like this kind of details.

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For M I made size 6 without any modifications apart the waistband elastic, to which I took some centimetres as her waist is a few sizes down and she opted for the playsuit. We are having really hot weather this year, so I believe she made a wise decision.

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The neckline and back of this pattern makes me think of the 60’s, so I thought a vintage style fabric would make a proper match. For that reason, I used a vintage cotton from Sew Crafty and I like how it looks. Now M has a really cute but stylish jumpsuit to play freely.

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Talking about having her own style, F is also mentioning how grown up she feels and although I keep telling her to slow down I want them to have their own opinion and express themselves.

Since I made the Fishtail Kimono for myself, I wanted to make one for the girls. For now, I made one just for F and she loved it!

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This time I made size M (6/7 years old) with some changes. I omitted the neckband using instead, lace that I also added to the sleeves, much to my surprise by F’s suggestion! Also, this time I didn’t used hem facing, making a rolled hem.

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The fabric used a super silky crepe de chine with some really bright colours (F’s favourites!) that if I had touched before I would have kept for myself! 😉 Both fabric and lace trim are from the Sew Crafty store.

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Although I love them, both pattern and fabric are not my usual choices for my girls but I thought it was about time I make some clothes for my daughters with a more grownup look. I am glad I did as I like how she looks and she totally rocks it!

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Hope you’re having a wonderful summer! 🙂

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