Dotty Leia

Added Sep 1, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

This dress pattern is called Leia, and it is a pattern from Tamanegi Kobo, a Japanese pattern shop. The dress is pretty simple, but sewing the curved lines was quite challenging, so I guess this is not really a project for a beginner. Although the instruction is in Japanese, the diagrams are very clear and I learned some new things about sewing the curved yoke.

Instead of elastic on waist, I sewed several rows of elastic shirrings because they feel softer. I also added a pair of pockets on the side seams. Miho from Tamanegi Kobo is about my size (okay, I’m smaller!), and she kindly shared some sizing tips to me. She always uses size 36 and reduces it by 98%, I did the same thing with this pattern and it fits nicely! I didn’t even have to shorten the skirt. Oh, by the way, I’m 150 cm/5 ft and 40 kg/88 pound.

also blogged here

Material Notes

nani IRO by Naomi Ito double gauze in pocho dots pattern

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

Credits

pattern

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    Nov 9, 2010, 05.49 PMby pampula

    simply adorable:)

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    Sep 7, 2010, 11.49 PMby Erin E

    Love it! I’m definitely keeping this style in mind for a future project. Such a cute dress!

    I featured this dress on my blog :)

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    Sep 5, 2010, 01.13 AMby mischi

    oh this is simply adorable! great work!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 12.26 PMby maxathon

    YOUR SO BEAUTIFUL… LUVINN THAT DRESS BABE :d

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    Sep 2, 2010, 09.59 AMby Shira B

    I love that pattern and the fabric combination :) thanks for the link

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    Sep 2, 2010, 05.49 AMby pumpkinpatches

    so adorable!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 07.37 PMby magdamagda

    simply charismatic!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 01.07 PMby sarahnix

    great fabric choices, very pretty!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 10.20 AMby ijada13

    so sweet! i love the faux sweetheart neckline! i looks lovely on you! :)

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    Sep 1, 2010, 10.15 AMby Laura Bolčina

    Lovely!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 06.45 AMby misskittym

    super cute!! I love the white yoke and the dotty bottom!

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