Pattern Parcel #2 Hanami Dress April 6, 2014 – Posted in: Sewing
I’ve long wondered if you could turn the Hanami into a wrap dress. But once I started I decided I needed to see if I could make it a reversible wrap dress. And I did!
I’d intended to make the dress for Chloe, because today is her 4th birthday! But once I got it all finished it was too big for her, but fit Sofia perfectly. I’m assuming it’s because during all my changes and alterations I forgot about the original seam allowance and did my standard 1/4″. Oops! But Sofia LOVES it and it’ll fit Chloe next year, so YAY! More wear!
It took me quite awhile to figure out how to do this, but it was worth every minute.
Each side is its own complete, adorable dress.
I figured out how to make it reversible by using strategically placed button holes and having it tie on both sides.
The skirts are 2 different widths so I hemmed it as one big circle instead of placing the hems together and sewing them to each other.
I just can’t get enough of this dress!
So have you heard of Pattern Parcel yet? It’s an amazing idea!
About Parcel #2:
Sugar, spice, and everything nice, Pattern Parcel #2 includes sewing patterns for a little girl’s essential spring wardrobe. It doesn’t matter if your style is traditional or more modern. Each of these patterns can be sewn up to suit your tastes.
Put together two entrepreneurial makers driven by their internal voices and one self-taught hacker driven by data analytics , and Perfect Pattern Parcel was born. We are passionate about supporting independent designers in their craft and fostering a community of makers to grow. Our mission is to offer high-quality pdf sewing patterns written by indie designers while supporting children’s education.
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Introducing… the BONUS pattern:
Choose a price of $24 or greater for Parcel #2 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Prefontaine Shorts for Kids by Made with Moxie. These shorts are designed to fit like 1970’s running shorts. They’ve got a retro trim, loads of pockets, and are so comfortable you children won’t want to take them off.
patterns and designers:
Hanami Top or Dress by Straight Grain
Hosh Pants by LoubeeClothing
Celestial Tee by Figgy’s
September Tunic & Dress by Too Sweets Patterns
Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations
Prefontaine Shorts by Made With Moxie