The first one I sewed was the Hanami Pattern by An, from Straight Grain. I was one of the testers for this pattern, so I know it well. I also know that it is one of my kid's faves - the dresses she pulls from the closet first when I let her choose.
For this version, I decided to make the most absolute simple version of the dress. I wanted to use a Yuwa lawn from the shop - for some unknown reason, called "Thrilling Black".
The photo doesn't show the selvedge on the fabric - it's pretty wide, so I decided just to use it as a contrast band along the botton.
This is the first - and not last - I've ever sewn with a lawn fabric. It's super easy to sew, as it's 100% cotton. Washed up great as well. And, best of all for the kid, it's really light weight.
So I went a bit crazy with the photos, so get ready....
I used the cross back option, and this time (as opposed to the other times I made the pattern) I actually paid attention to the buttonhole placement. Makes it much neater in the back!
Now that I've actually put in two invisible zippers, I'm going to make up a Hanami version with a zip and the adorable little collar. And, I still haven't made the tunic version.....
Perfect Pattern Parcel #2 is only available for a few more days, so go check it out!
Ok, one last photo of my kid.....and, check out the "Julia's Views" page for her thoughts on the Hanami!!