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Week 32: Hanami Blog Tour


Hello everyone!!!

I'm here!!!

I'm posting this week later because I'd like to present to you "Hanami Top or Dress".



(During week 32 I was testing this new pattern)

The Hanami is Straight Grain's new pattern.

Is easy to sew with easy to follow instructions, pretty and has variations. YEAH!!!
Thank you An, I love variations.

What do you want to sew for your girl?

Dress or Top
Regular flutter sleeves or Tulip flutter sleeves.  With or without Peter Pan collar.
With zipper (invisible) or without. If you choose without zipper, you'll sew a beautiful crossed back.
This pattern will be with you for 10 YEARS!!! Yes, because is in size 1 to 10 Y, including 18 month.

Mint dress (inspiration) is size 1Y. Is shorter than specifications because my girl is below the chart and because I like shorter.
I made a dress before the mint one. Like a muslin version. Is longer and I had problems with the collar. If you buy the pattern you won't have the same problem.
The top is size 18 month. Well, my girl is petite. The top is wide for her.
We found another allergy and eliminated the food from her diet and now she is gaining weight!!! I hope the top will fit her for Christmas.
The sleeves are wrong, I just realized when I saw the pictures.  Ann warns you about it in the tutorial. UPS!
The back is very beautiful and I used snaps instead buttons.
The tutorial has pictures and diagrams. Specifications in centimeters and inches and a Chart for finished garment. So you can compare THAT very suitable top or dress your daughter love and then you choose the size.

The pattern doesn't use the whole page, so you can print it in letter or A4. Printing Instruction includes a chart with the pages you need to print for your choosen size. Print less, always welcome.

Will I sew again this top or dress? Definitely. I love it!!

What are you waiting?? Go and get your Hanami!!!

@Dottedwhale.


10 comments:

Kid Approved said...

So cute! I am impressed you made three. :)

Leentje said...

such a cute dress! and that top? She will grow into it!

Eva said...

Love the mint one!! sooo cute ;o)

Straight Grain said...

All your Hanami's are so beautiful, Carolina! You're by far the most productive tester ;-) All your questions and suggestions have helped me incredibly in improving the pattern. Thank you so much, Carolina!

Lia*s Handmades said...

Awww!!! Look how much your little girl is growing!

Dotted Whale said...

Thank you ladies for your sweet comments. I really like this pattern. And my favorite is the mint one!!!!

Christine said...

wow! They are so beautiful! I extra love the dress with the collar. It is so sweet.

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

These are gorgeous!! OH how sweet :)

Your little model is simply adorable :) I hope she will love her new dresses/tops :) I can see you sewing a few more of these :)

Diorella N. said...

Your creations are all beautiful!! :) The mint dress is my favorite!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love the two tops, especially the gingham one. Saw you over on Google+ Sewing for Kids.