The pattern is from one of my Japanese books - Everyday Girls Clothes. I've been meaning to make it long time ago. When Emma was 3 years old I cut it out and put it away. Then when we were packing out to leave Moscow I found the fabric pieces and threw them away as Emma wasn't 3 years old anymore and I did not feel like making the dress back then. I am so glad I decided to try it again. I love this dress!
I did have a hard time with this ruffle thingie at the top. I have no idea where it went wrong but it came out a little wonky as you can see. It was my first attempt at making a ruffle like that so I had no idea how to treat it and japanese descriptions did not help with it. When I will be making it again (and yes, I will be making it again) I will take more time to figure out how to make it.
The pockets are my favorite part of this dress. Loved making them and they came out very cute. Every 5 year old kid loves having pockets in their clothes and Emma is no exception. She was quite excited about having pockets to store all her little
While I was making this dress I had a moment of a disappointment. It looked quite big and I thought it will end up being huge for E. When I finished it though it was just perfect. I mean, yes, it is roomy but that's how it is supposed to be. Japanese people do like to have their clothes a little roomier than us.
I am in love with this dress. And that's all I have for today. Now I am going off to bed.