I've had this dress in my head for the longest time. In fact, ever since I saw the fabric from Les Fleurs collection in Miss Matatabi's shop. I knew that it was destined to become my daughter's holiday dress.
Now, we don't really do Christmas dresses or pajamas in our family (though I'm kind of wishing we did, so I might have to change that). Christmas is not the main winter holiday in Japan, but I made two occasion dress last year (here and here), and the goal was to do the same again this year. When Celina launched her Friday Dress pattern, I knew it would be the perfect holiday dress. You can read all about it on the Petit a Petit blog here.
I made the size 5-6, as I did the last time, and am happy with the way it fits her. Though I must say that I used an older version of the pattern from testing, so if the neckline looks a bit high, that is the reason. I debated whether to use a different fabric for the bow like I did with the nani IRO fabric, but the wise Mie convinced me otherwise. And of course she was totally right. I also debated whether to use elastic in the sleeves or not, which is why it looks sort of half-finished. I think I am afraid of commitment, hahaha.
I love this view so much that I didn't change a thing except to make sure that I had enough fabric to make the sleeves this time. I really do like that pleat in the back.
Oh! And I remembered to add the pockets this time, much to my daughter's delight.
It's getting quite chilly around here, so I was relieved to see that the Fishtail Kimono I made last year still fits. And is appropriately shiny and gold.
I think it will be good for when we go visit the shrine at the New Year, an annual tradition for our family.
I made the sleeves a bit longer than drafted on the Fishtail Kimono, as my daughter seems to have an issue understanding anything but "short" and "long" when it comes to sleeves.
In case you're wondering, she absolutely loves this dress, as do I. It is just right for visiting the family during the holidays (as we intend to do), or partying it up while your mom takes pictures.
I hope you are all enjoying your holidays, whether you are traveling or relaxing at home with your loved ones. Thank you so much for visiting the blog over this past year and leaving your kind words of encouragement! I appreciate it so much, and am looking forward to sharing things with you again next year!