KCW Day 2... a little bit japanese!



Day two and more sewing for  KCW , it seems like that was so long ago! I had fun with this little dress.


First, the ginham is this absolutely gorgeous Nani Iro fabric, which I got at the lovely Miss Matatabi Etsy Store. I can't tell how much I love the fabric- it's a double gauze with painted lines on it. It was such a pleasure to work with, can you tell I'm hooked!




I cheated a little to make the dress, I cut the fabric along the weft instead of the warp, but I really wanted to incorporate the lighter shades of grey that were along the fabric.



The longest part was cuting the fabric and making sure all the lines coincided. The sewing was a breeze.
I got the pattern from a Japanese Book ( Enanna 80-90) I've owned for a couple of years and just realized that it went up to size 3-4  size 3. Well guess what I am making most of Miss E's clothes from this book, before nothing fits. I actually lenghtened the dress by 5cm and she will have to wear shorts with it, because you can almost see her belly button when she puts her arms up.


I love the shape and collar on this dress. I love that it doesn't actually have sleeves, but it does. I love that it is loose fitting and that Miss E will be able to grow in it. I love everything about it.


 We had so much fun with this photoshoot, we had music going and props- it helped I told Miss E she could choose a snack once we were done.


There will many more Japanese Patterns tested in this home I tell you... at least one more to show on the blog tomorrow ( I sewed it last night!)...

You can see what everyones up too on the KCW Flickr group and check mine out too while you are at it!!!
Happy Sewing!

47 comments:

  1. The props are amazing. The dress is also wonderful. Where did you get those lovely sandals?!!!

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    1. thanks! The sandals are from Old Navy- I got them about 2 weeks ago.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the fabric with the lighter shades.
    Good sewing days (or nights) to you!

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    1. Awe thank you! Placing the fabric to get the lighter shades was the trickiest part, but all so worth it! Happy sewing to you too- and it's definitely night sewing for me until tomorrow...

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  3. Oh my goodness, she and Emmy do bare a resemblance! So cute!!!

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    1. You see it too- not sure what it is... I'm sure they would get along ;)

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  4. This is amazing! I would like to order one in my size, please. :)

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    1. Thanks Lauren! i love your style and i want one too! You have no idea how jealous I am of my daughters wardrobe.

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  5. Oh my, this is just perfect! I love that you used the lighter grey at the bottom. I have a top cut out for me in the same fabric and also will have the light grey along the hem. Your daughter and I will be twinsies! Although she is much, much cuter! :) Fantastic line matching too!

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    1. Twinsies! I love that ;) and thank you! And it's all because of your wonderful fabric...

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  6. This is just so lovely. That fabric is stunning and it's such a gorgeous dress. Also, she has amazing eye lashes!

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    1. Thanks Laura! One Nani Iro fabric done many more to come! She gets away with so many things because of those eye lashes... ;)

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  7. Do u sell these?

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  8. LOVE the dress! You convinced me that I really need to learn to sew!! :-)
    How much fabric did you use for the dress (to get the lighter shade all in one)?
    How old is your model? Just wondering how much fabric to order :-)

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  9. Celina, the japanese book that you use (Enanna 80-90?) is that for 2-3 yrs, or 3-4 yrs? TIA

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    1. Hello Petris, my daughter is 3.5 and I used size 90, but had to lengthen the pattern pieces by about 5cm. I would say the 90 is more like 2-3 now that I think about it! I could help you with lengthening the pattern pieces if you need. Also I got 1m of the Nani Iro and almost had nothing left over in the end. Let me know if you have any other questions... You can email me ( petitapetitandfamily at gmail.com) with anything- it might be easier, I can send you photos and diagrams!

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  10. Love it! Saw it on the KCW site and had to pop over to say wow!

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    1. Thanks Clare for taking the time to pass by my blog. I really appreciate it and thank you so much.

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  11. that dress + that fabric together are absolutely amazing! love it!!

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    1. A match made in heaven!!! So happy you like it Mimi. Did you see your hair clip in today's post ;)

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  12. Allo Célina, le tissus est vraiment beau! J'adore!

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    1. Salut Karine, merci beaucoup ;) et il me semble que ça fait longtemps qu'on ne s'est pas parler! xx

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  13. Love!! The fabric/pattern match is perfect! And the props add just the right touch to the whole ensemble! And thank you for my blog mention the other day :-)

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    1. Thanks Sanae! If it wasn't for you, I'm not sure is dress would have seen the day! Thanks for the continuous inspiration ;)

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  14. Celina, you knocked this out of the park!! Such a beautiful dress!!

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  15. This dress is so cute! I love how the colour gradients and pattern anomalies in the fabric create so much interest and depth to the dress.

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    1. Thank you! The fabric is so special, it does make the dress interesting! :)

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  16. I love your japenese dress. J'adore cette petite robe en Nani Iro elle est craquante.

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    1. Merci beaucoup Carmina! Le tissue est magique!!!

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  17. oh so beautiful - i love the exaggerated shape of japanese patterns so much - they always look so comfy for little gals to wear. the amazing fabric doesn't hurt the cuteness factor either! :)

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    1. Thanks Kristen. I am HUGE fan of japanese style, the silhouettes always look ultra comfy. And yes this was my first Nani Iro experience and I'm def hooked ;)

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  18. The dress is adorable, but I must ask about the shoes. Where did you get them??? So great!

    Emily

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    1. Thanks Emily! I got the hoes at Old Navy not too long ago :)

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  19. Such a cute little dress. The gingham stands out. Don't you just love Japanese pattern books?

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    1. Thank you Lyann! I have sooo many Japanese oops I've been collecting and I finally used them and now I am even more addicted! And me oh my I need a bigger budget for all the wonderful Japanese fabric too!!!

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  20. hi! love this!
    in fact i love it so much i ordered the book straight away!
    now it is here and i think i can work out the diagrams for this dress except for the collar construction...i can't make out what the diagram is showing in terms of the bias binding and collar arrangement on the neckline...can you give me any tips please? i'd be so grateful :)

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    1. Hello! I would love to help you out- where can I email you? Or email me at petitapetitandfamily at gmail.com and I'll guide you through any step you need. I can take some photos too :) yay!

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  21. Thank you so much Celina. I've sent you an email!
    Would be so grateful for any guidance at all :-)

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  22. Oh please make these for sale,do you have store?)

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