Happy birthday my little girl !! Look what mommy had made for you. A dress (again) !! Not just an ordinary dress, but it's a special dress for a special occassion. The Manhattan Dress you can call her
I made the dress based on Nancy Langdon & Sabine Pollehn book : Sewing Clothes Kids Love. You can find The Manhattan Dress at the last chapter of the book, and I must admit that it is the most beautiful and the most delicate dress that I've ever seen. And I admire it to death, and proclaimed that I must make this dress for my little girl's birthday. That was only 1 week before the due date :)
Can you see ? It is so beautiful, yet making it was so stressful. My girl is 2T, but 2T pattern from the book is too big for her. The front length of the 2T dress is 59cm, and my girl's longest dress length is 50 cm. Oh great.. why I always tend to make it all seems more difficult ? So here I go again... Making the dress from the original pattern is a hard work, but making my own pattern based on the original style is a mess. I needed to put a lot of thing to work
My fabrics : flowery japanese cotton
But they're all worth it. The dress turned out soo georgeous !! I even could not believe that I could sew The Manhattan. You shall try the patterns !!
This was Zakiyya when she was just born. So small and fragile ...
Oh almost forgot !! Everyone adored the birthday cake too... I didn't bake&decorate the cake, I simply just ordered it from my friend :)
See you later, I hope I can write more for you now :)
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Sewing Clothes Kids Love is written by Nancy J.S. Langdon & Sabine Pollehn,
Copyright 2010 Creative Publishing International, Inc.
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