Hello there! Welcome to a brand new week in my April Sewing Challenge of listing one new item in my Etsy Shop every weekday this month. Today is Day 15 and I’ve got a brand new pattern to show you!
This is the Hanami Dress by Straight Grain Patterns. I purchased it as part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2 which donates a share of its profits to charities, while supporting and promoting independent pattern designers. Everyone wins, including me because I’ve found a great pattern here!
This sweet dress features tulip flutter sleeves, a bodice that crosses in the back, and a full, gathered skirt made for twirling. There are several variations with this pattern which is always nice. They include the cross back or invisible zipper, a few sleeve options, and a peter pan collar option.
I may have attached the sleeves backwards, but they still work in my opinion 🙂 The back is a unique element, with a 4 button closure.
I just love the print on this fabric! It’s a super funky, abstract floral print that I bought for a song at Fabricland. I’m glad I purchased several metres of it because I will surely use it!
‘Hanami’ is the Japanese word for observing flowers, the famous cherry blossoms in particular. There are no shortage of blossoms to observe here!
A Ha–a smile! This was about the only one I was able to capture today 🙂
Such a sweet pattern! The wheels are turning already for my next ‘Hanami’!
Thanks for stopping by today! I have NO idea what I’ll be making tomorrow so stay tuned…