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Happy Tuesday guys!

A couple weeks ago we got invited to a birthday party at the Japanese Gardens and I decided to make a dress for Abbie to match the theme….you know…just because I could…haha. The party was two days away and I had the Rebel Girl Party Dress due too, so I decided to go through my pattern stash to see if I could find something that could work – verses spending time drafting a pattern. I envisioned a wrap kimono look and I thought the Pagoda Garden from Michael Miller Fabrics paired with Butterrick 6046 View D would work perfectly.

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UNFORTUNATELY, I didn’t realize that the date and time of the party was the same day as Adrian’s Karate award ceremony (he earned a stripe on his belt and his split badge) and so we had to miss the birthday party. =(  But that didn’t stop us from dressing up and taking pictures at the park! haha

She insisted on wearing these chopsticks in her hair ….like Mulan she said….

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But that didn’t last long…lol

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Before we left she found a dragon statue…she said his name is Fred…….lol

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Okay, now for my pattern review:

Pattern DescriptionBUTTERICK 6046 VIEW D

Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 2. (Always be sure to check the sizing on your pattern before you cut; even though Abbie wears a size 3T in Ready-to-Wear store bought clothes, she is a size 2 in most patterns according to her measurements.)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?  I think so, yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes. I was able to finish within a few hours.

What did you particularly like about the pattern?  I loved that the pattern called for a lined bodice – Because if it didn’t I would have lined it anyway! (haha)

What did you dislike about the pattern? Nothing. 

Fabric Used: Dress: Quilting Cotton / Sash: Chiffon

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I made a few:

  • I used as solid contrasting bias tape along the top of the bodice wrap and on the hem of the skirt.

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  • I used an invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper and did not use a hook and eye and
  • I tripled the width and doubled the length of the sash so I could wrap it like a kimono sash.

I think it somewhat resembles a kimono right? It could pass. And that’s it for today guys! Hope you all are having a fantastic week! Talk to you soon! xoxo

love-candice

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