First time using Japanese sewing books (although translated into English); First time sewing a little girl’s dress; First time sewing pleats with cotton. First time making a fatal error in pattern orientation and cutting the fabric wrong, then running out of fabric. I had to cut the back bodice in cross-grain (vs. straight) in two pieces and add seam allowance and join them together.
Pattern: Dress A, in “Girls Style Book” by Yoshiko Tsukiori and H.H
Size made: 6 (sizes 2-10 included)
Pattern pieces: 4
Fabric: Coordinated quilting cottons from Spotlight
New Techniques used: Elastic casing, pleating
Modifications: Added pleated band on skirt
The brooch was from the stash I made many years ago, here.
I don’t have children myself, yet, but I can see why making children’s clothes is addictive!