My favourite pattern shop for children’s clothing is Straightgrain. An runs the blog and shop out of Antwerp, Belgium (also one of my favourite places… Which I will blog about eventually). When it looked like a new pattern was coming out by An I was so excited to try it out and I am so glad I have gotten the opportunity.
This is the second time I have gotten to come along the ride on a new pattern blog tour. I also got to try out the Lua Sleep sack here. Amelia was the lucky baby to get to wear that pattern too. She has definitely grown. My love affair with Straightgrain stretches right back to when I first began sewing and An’s patterns were all free and hand drawn BUT still beautiful and perfect. I own just about all of her patterns. My absolute favourite – the Hanami dress.
Todays dress is a special one. The very recently released Ishi Dress. I had a lot of fun with this one because there are infinite combinations. You can customise different fabric solids or patterns, short sleeves, long sleeves, no sleeves, buttons, zips. Sizes run through from 1-10 years which means I can keep clothing my little nieces in this number for a long time.
I opted for the long sleeve version – it is very difficult finding a nice long sleeve pattern. This one came together really well – the fit is good and she can move all around.
I made the long sleeve view with zipper back. Fabric – main fabric used is some floral lawn I have had waiting for the right project for at least a year maybe 2. I bought it from the Imagine Gnats shop. The side panels are just a pine green poplin.
Amelia turned 1 in March. I made her the size 18 months as Amelia is turning into a much taller little lady then her big sister was at this age.
The princess seams and contrast in this design make it look much more grown up and mature. I will definitely be making many many more!!