Today I participating in the Ishi blog tour to show off Straight grains newest pattern! I instantly loved the Ishi dress! An made us wait for the launch for a long time, but the pattern is totally worth it.
The most difficult part about sewing an Ishi dress is choosing the fabric combination. I thought about it a lot and then finally decided not to cut into a new fabric, but use some leftovers. Not just leftovers, the most beautiful leftovers from the bambi panel from bambiblauw.
I made a bambi blanket for the dolls crib, so my girl can enjoy the bambi for many years while playing with it. This dress size 18 months will last only six months I'm afraid, so she'll wear it a lot!
The pink bambi's look so sweet with the blue firework from soft cactus and the Gold Bud from art gallery. The three different prints make the dress a little busy, but not too busy I hope. What do you think?
After the fabric choosing part, the sewing part was easy. The only tricky step is sewing the curved princess seams. An explains this in detail with a sketch, so you really can't go wrong.
There are two options for the big pockets: straight or inclined. I choose the inclined ones, which will come in handy to hide her dolls. Yes, the pockets are that big!
She was in a playful mood during the photo shoot: "kiekeboe" we say in dutch :-)
The Ishi dress is a very versatile pattern to be creative. A lot more will follow, I have a very big leftover stash ;-)
One last thing: the winner of the ferm living give away is Fruit de mère. Congratulations!
Keep following the blog tour, here you'll find all the participants.
VanAtotZetje | P'tits Monstres | Aamore | Flieg Federfrei | Neven Jansen | Lieveke en Zus | Feathers Flights | Brigitte Whatsup | Lily & Woody | Kaatjenaaisels | Our Chez Nous | Creative Needle and Threads | Sisko By Mieke | Conversas de Hermanas | My Minnie Mie | Bobby & Minouch | Bonnie and Lottie | Bellelien | Kid Approved | Les Jardins d'Elysse | S Is for Sewing | Groovy Baby and Mama | Made By Sara | C'est La Vie | Boomie Blogt | While She is Sleeping | Kelly Jade | Miestaflet | Glitter & Wit | La Folie Sewing Booth | A Jennuine Life | De Zusjes | Le Labo* d'Isa| Welcome to the Mouse House | Stannel | My Cozy Co | Morningstar Designs