The dress that didnโ€™t made to the Japanese Sewing Week!

As you might remember from the Japanese Sewing Week, my intension was to make two dresses, one for each of my girls. I had the fabric and I even had bought a new book!! Everything was ready but, as it is becoming usual in me, I end up making only one dress. The truth is I didnโ€™t wanted to rush because one of the things I like the most about sewing is exactly taking my time and enjoy the process ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, finally, here it is the dress that was supposed to also be part of the Japanese Sewing Week! Better late than ever, right?

The book is the โ€œLesson Bookโ€ and it was in my wish list for quite a while in the hope that it would be translated, but before the girls grew out of it I decide to get it anyway and the tour was a pretty good excuse.

For this dress I used three patterns from the book. As usual in most Japanese Books I own, some of the patterns are the same, just changing the construction to obtain deferent garments and this was no exception. So, I used the pattern G3 for the dress, G1 for the sleeves and G2 for the collar. I picked my favourite parts of each pattern and mixed them to obtain what I was looking for.

 

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For F I made size 120 that is suitable for a child height from 115 to 125 cm. F is around 116 cm and I found the sleeves a little long for her, but other than that fits well.

 

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Like I mentioned before, I used 3 pattern pieces to make the dress, but didnโ€™t made any changes to the patterns, just mixed them. Besides the collar that is visibly a different piece all the other pattern pieces only differ in the length, which made the mixing of patterns really easy. The only thing I added was the lace, to make some contrast and mainly because I like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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The dress has three elastics in the back (not very visible in the photo) to make the dress a bit more fitted, but next time I make the dress I will, very likely, omit them. Not that I donโ€™t like the way it looks, but I think it will also look well without them and to be honest it is not really fitted anyway.

 

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The fabric used is the same one used for M, a light twill from here, which was picked by F, so finally she had the dress she was waiting for ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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If you have been following me for some time, I believe you already know which my favourite part of the dress is. The collar, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ I confess that I really liked the original ยพ sleeves but ended up choosing the long sleeves.

 

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Overall I am pleased with the dress and so is F, who wore it as soon as it was finished!

 

Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚