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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