A pink dress but not for the girls!

Although we are still having cold weather, my mood is already in Spring. I only want to sew for the warmer days and use some colourful fabrics to cheer me up while helping me going through the rest of the cold. Nothing better than a dress to start the wardrobe for the upcoming season!

The pattern I choose is the Arum from Deer and Doe and it is quite a simple and fast project but nonetheless very satisfying, which make it great for someone that want to start sewing for herself.

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The pattern includes princess seams at the back, kimono sleeves and can be made as a dress or as a blouse. The instructions are good (available in English) and unlike most part of the French patterns, the seam allowances are included.

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I made a size 34 and according to my measurements graded to a 36 at the hips, but to be honest I don’t think I needed and next time I won’t grade it as there was enough room.

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The fabric is a beautiful Nani Iro En Garden from here that was asking me to be used. When I say it is a beautiful print, I really mean it as I bought it in three different colours! So you might see a few other things around here with this print. πŸ˜‰

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Have a lovely week. πŸ™‚