I was hoping I would get a lots of sewing done this spring, but it is just not happening. I have several patterns I want to try, but I do not have enough time to try them all. So I picked one pattern that I REALLY wanted to try. This dress pattern is Ana Maria Horner's Paper Fan Dress.
I used the Japanese fabric I bought online. It has tiny Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) all over it, accented with gold outlines.
Size 3T is a little too large for Momo. Momo weighs less than 30lbs, but I made it in 3T so she can grow into it. I do like the length of the dress. I attached the buttons where the pattern indicated, but I should have moved them further apart for Momo. I will probably attach a small snap button so the dress will not flip open.
The pattern and instruction was clear and easy to understand. There was a step telling me to sew dot to dot...but I could not find the dots on the pattern. Watching the highlights video helped me to work on that step..
A duck jumped out of the water, came to say Hi...(not really...Momo had a small bag of gummy candies in her hand, and the duck thought it was his treat...we actually had to run away from him. Aggressive duck!!!)SImplicity 2594 pattern, view C minus the tie belt. I skipped the belt because I knew this top was not going to be very long. I was thinking to re-size it to fit my body better, then realized I could not because I was not using a stretchable fabric. Because of that I also made the armholes larger, otherwise I could not have worn it... So the fit is not really good...but I am willing to try the patter again, using stretchable fabric next time ;)
As usual, Momo wanted to dance...she does not care if we are in public ;) Momo's favorite movie right now is Beauty and the Beast, and she likes to pretend to be Belle while making ME the Beast... Well for my little princess, I will be the Beast.