Today, as autumn is finally arriving to Portugal, I will share with you a couple of dresses I made this summer for Teresa and Ines. I hope you like them as much as we do!
Pattern: View “O” from Girls Style Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori (check out here the blouse I made with another pattern from this book). I think you already know I am a huge fan of Japanese Sewing Books. The garment’s design is always gorgeous, mixing classical styles with great new ideas, the styling is clean and simple and all instructions have wonderful drawings that allow me to understand (almost) everything without speaking a word of Japanese (though, I have to admit, my book is an English version…).
(Teresa was not in the mood for photos...)
Fabric/Notions: Main fabric is Meadow Stroll from Birch Fabric’s Storyboek Two Collection and came from Fabricworm (I think it is out of stock there but I think you can still find it here and here). It is a very nice organic cotton with those super soft and special colors only Birch Fabrics has (check out here a blouse and here a couple of tank tops I made with their wonderful fabrics). I paired it with a basic green and off-white star cotton from my local store and added a bit of pink piping between the bodice and the skirt. At the store I was in-between green and strawberry red (the fox color, can you spot it?) and I am still not sure if I made the right decision… And, I almost forgot, there is a vintage pink button at the back of each dress.
We took these photos at Quinta do Pisão, a beautiful farm near Lisbon. My intention was to make the photo shoot at its gorgeous meadows but, with my kids, things don't go as planed most of the times...
...So I leave you with the girls feeding these nice donkeys!