Friday, 23 March 2012

Back from Morocco & Robe à encolure carrée

I am back after a 2-week super holiday in Morocco. I cannot begin to tell you how welcome this break was. And what is better than a sunny break at the end of winter?

Of course, I have not been making anything while I was away.  I have not bought any fabrics either. You would think you can find fabulous fabrics in Marrakech but actually ... not really. At least, not dress-making ones. Or not to my taste.

I would like to share one of my recent & favorite projects. It is "robe à encolure carrée" from the Japanese sewing book "Basiques pour petites filles" de Yuki Araki. 

I love this book's simple but yet sophisticated designs. I strongly recommend it, even for the beginner seamstress. There are quite a few easy projects. Actually, I have only tried the easy ones!  The Robe à encolure carrée" is one of those.  

I made it in size 100, which should suit a 3 year old. It is a little big for my girl but it still looks nice!  I really like the line of this dress.  It is simple, yet very flattering.  I actually like it so much that I plan to do it over and over again!

The fabrics come from one of the shops in Shepherd's Bush in London.  I chose a black satinated cotton, which it really soft - and a contrasting brown dotty cotton.  

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