Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Little Dress and Apron

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I just finished a set of a dress and an apron for my baby. I still don't know if I am having a girl or not, but it's very likely, so I figured it's the time I made something girly for the baby! The pattern is in this Japanese book. (It is all in Japanese, but just like many Japanese sewing books it comes with lots of great diagrams, so if you have some garment sewing experience, you can probably tackle projects in it!)

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I must say I am completely in love with this outcome! Even the back side is adorable with the ribbons! I keep picturing a small girl in this dress chasing Joe at the park in a sunny day. And me sitting on the chair laughing and taking pictures of them. The imagination kills me.

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She will probably want to put something very cute like this in this pocket and run around. Sigh.. I can hardly wait.
(Thank you Kylie for making this adorable pink penguin ornament!!)


I will be back with some patchwork project next time!!


61 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This dress is adorable!
    liZ

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  2. The dress is so cute! and the pink penguin ... can't wait to see her in the dress.

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  3. The dress is so cute! Adorable!

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  4. so completely precious!!! I adore a pinafore and dress look.

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  5. That is the most sweetest little dress and apron of all times! I have a few Japanese pattern books and drool over their patterns... Still yet to make one :)

    Sophie xo

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    1. Thank you Sophie! I didn't realize how easy and quick making kids clothes is! It's seriously addictive!

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  6. so cute! I love the fabrics you chose (especially the textured grey print) and the design of the patterns is so lovely and timeless! Sewing for little ones is such fun and there are even more cute options for little girls! :-)

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  7. Sweetness! If you have a girl she will be the best dressed girl in Japan!

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  8. So pretty! Boy or girl, there is going to be an extensive wardrobe for this baby!

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  9. So sweet and cute! I love it!!!

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  10. I know what you mean about letting your imagination take over, I am the same in my kitchen when I bake, thinking in two or three years my little one will be helping me and hanging around with her daddy!
    Your dress is beautiful, I adore it!

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  11. oh that is the cutest thing ever!! Not even born yet and already the best dressed girl around ha ha ;)

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  12. So adorably cute! Love the fabrics too! jxo

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  13. That is one adorably cute dress. Perhaps we will be able to see that little princess of yours in it.... Hope you are feeling well.

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    1. Thank you Anne Marie! It will be at least a year from now until the baby is big enough to wear this dress, but I can't wait for the time to come!

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  14. Ayumi, this dress just kills me with it's cuteness! So beautifully made. And I can't tell you how it warms my heart to see that little penguin there :)

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  15. The little dress is so adorable I can hardly stand it! I love these kinds of dresses for little girls ~ how fun you're having sewing for her!

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  16. I agree with everyone above, this will be the best dressed baby boy or girl ever!

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  17. Ayumi, this is so cute! What a sweetie you are. :)
    Best wishes to you and Joe whether you have a little boy or a little girl.

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  18. Oh Ayumi!!!!! This little outfit is so precious!!!!!!!!!! I really really love it!!

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  20. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pattern of cute dresses. A unique piece indeed.Try these Baby girl party dresses also

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  21. So adorable Ayumi! Very excited for you to find out pink or blue!

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  22. A- dorable with a capital A !!!
    I love it so much and the pink penguin in the pocket is just so sweet!

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  23. Ayumi, I echo all the praise in the earlier comments. Your sewing is so very skilled, and your design talent and imagination is quite wonderful. How much fun you are already having making such unique things for your baby.

    I agree that the little pinnafore over the dress is a wonderful look...yes, the back is as cute as the front, although that little pink penguin doll might just give the front the prize!

    Perhaps you will make more of these sorts of sets in a variety of fabrics. Your paper pieced quilting has already shown me what an eye you have for mixing textiles, and now it's clear that you've found another way to combine charming, different prints in a marvelous way. Traditional and contemporary meet = happiness!

    xo

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  24. Oh, my goodness. So, so beautiful!

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  25. that is so very sweeet ayumi! you are so talented! I'm sort of getting jealous of all these baby clothes, my girls aren't babies anymore! wah!

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  26. OMG so pretty!!! Best wishes to you :)

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  27. Soooooo cute!!
    Love it. I'm sure the baby will look adorable in it.

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  29. When I saw the dress I thought that you know already for sure if it is boy or girl... If you have a boy, that's ok - you'll just have to work on second baby:)))

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  30. This is the sweetest little dress I've seen in ages. And what a lovely picture you described of the days to come with your little girl. You'll need to make her a matching penguin to go in that pocket!

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  31. That s the sweetest thing I've ever seen!

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  32. The dress you made is adorable! :)

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  33. How lucky is this baby going to be with a mom who can sew like you?! And through her grade school years up through high school, she'll just have to pick out the hip patterns/fabric and she's voted best dressed. You are SO talented :)

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    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I hope I will be a mom who can make clothes she will want to wear!

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  34. Very cute, and love her wee pink friend!

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  35. Gosh that is absolutely adorable!!

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  36. I love that you imagine your baby running in the park. Such a great vision and she will look so cute in this little pinafore and dress.

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  37. Adorable dress, Ayumi! Impeccable work as always! Love it!

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  38. I haven't stopped here for a while! I'm so happy for you! congratulations!!! I love all the clothes that you've made already. I have a 10 month old boy, so you'll keep me inspired!

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    1. Thank you!! Making kids clothes require so little fabric and little time! I am so addicted!

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  39. very beautiful dress. i always love your work. you are my inspiration, Ayumi.

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  40. Oooohhhh! So beautiful...and the dress has a little pink penguin in the pocket! ;p

    Yay!

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  41. Oh, this little dress is sooo sweeeeeet! :)

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  42. So soft and sweet, Ayumi! That little penguin in the pocket is adorable!

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  43. Makes me wish I had a little one. Adorable

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  44. Oh dear! you're so talented! I want you to know you're on my top-five favourite bloggers and I'd to know what yours are. Best wishes

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  45. all these baby clothes are so cute!!
    :)

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  46. HEY!!! Your book is out!!! Shouldn't you be doing a happy dance and posting about it??!! ;p

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  47. ADORABLE!!!
    giesta-giesta.blogspot.pt

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