Added Dec 31, 2012
I am Mandarin Empire from I Am Cute Dresses by Sato Watanabe. This book has no patterns but all the projects are from very simple geometric shapes – great as it made me feel as if I made this dress from scratch although I was guided by the book. I added an elastic waistband as the “boxy” look doesn’t suit me very well. I can’t wait to try more dresses from this book.
I wrote more in my sewing blog here: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2012/12/31/i-am-mandarin-empire/
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