Autumn sewing

I’ve been a bit absent from this little place of mine lately, but not from sewing. In fact, I’ve been busy sewing a lot, just not sharing. Hope I can fix that and give some more attention to this blog that I cherish.

One of the things I’ve made was the Feliz dress, a pattern by StraightGrain Patterns. I just love this name, as it means Happy in Portuguese! I’ve been wanting to make it since it was released and it had to be part of my girls’ wardrobe.

This pattern offers many options and it was not easy to choose but I decided to make the dress option with pleated skirt, ¾ sleeves and closure with buttons for F, in size 8.

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I adore the look of this dress, it’s perfect for girls of all ages, really. I opted for the pleats and don’t regret it a bit.

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Although I do love some ruffles and bell sleeves, for this once I opted for regular ¾ sleeves to make it easier to wear with a cardigan, but I will definitely try other sleeve options.

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I did not make any changes to the pattern, except taking 2cm to the skirt, as F was right in the limit of the 8Y size and I prefer skirts on the short side than longer, but I believe she have grown already since I took these photos! Honestly, lately I find myself thinking how much they are growing up and wishing it would all slow down a bit, although being enjoying this phase so much. The talks we have now are precious and priceless. 

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The fabric is a viyella, in a beautiful shade of blue with navy blue dots, from Ratucos and worked nicely for this pattern.

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Apart from sewing we’ve been busy outside enjoying Autumn and its beautiful colours although in the last couple of days I would say it is looking more like winter already. Perfect excuse to make some nice sweaters and cardigans don’t you think?

I still have quite a few makes to share in here that I hope you will enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Autumn sewing

  1. She looks so great! Very beautiful little miss! I wish time to stop too…the grow soooo fast! I love the style of the dress and the fabric colour.

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