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Kids Clothes Week |day 6|

excuse the wrinkles, please!  

I am so excited today!!! It's day 6 and I have been following the challenge just like I should. The only thing different I've been doing is that I have been sewing for more than one hour most of the days, but that's okay, I guess. One more day to go, but before that, I am also excited because I have finished my third Phresh Blazer and I keep falling further in love with it everytime I make a new one. I am not someone who sews the same pattern over and over, and if I do, it means I really love that pattern. It has happened a few times in the past*, other than that I guess I haven't done more than 2 of others I own. It doesn't mean I don't like the others, it just means those are my top choices. Anyway, I guess you got it, right?! I see a future full of these sweet little blazers since I believe I need to sew one of these for every little girl around me. And there are a few, that's for sure! 


This latest one was made for my daughter's best friend, as I told you yesterday. Mariana is turning 4 tomorrow and she's such a beautiful and sweet little girl. Not to mention how smart she is too, so I am pretty happy that these two are friends. Mariana (this is actually the name we had picked in case S. was a girl), reminds me of the 1900's ladies, she's got a pale skin and very dark (black) hair. She looks sweet, delicate and fragile and that's just beautiful. I wanted to make her a blazer that would match that image and the Phresh Blazer couldn't be more perfect for that. 


I cut the pieces for the blazer, out of a women's suit jacket. For the facings I used left overs from the skirt I cut to make my daughter a Mara Blouse (last project in this KCW edition, I hope), and I used self made bias tape to finish seams. For the back ruffles I used a vintage lace I was offered a long time ago. I love it, it's one of those things you don't want to use because it's so beautiful, but since I decided to destash the trims too, I have to use whatever I think will look better in every project and this was just the right decision. 


This time I did the 3/4 gathered sleeves option, just like I did in that first one I haven't blogged about yet. I skipped the pockets this time but sure included the ruffles. Since I used lace for the ruffles and I had enough left, I thought it'd be a good idea to add it to the sleeves too. I just turned 1/4", and then the same again and pinned the lace on the wrong side, sewed them together and voilá, it was just what I had pictured in my mind. The button is one of my personal favourites too, I took it out of some old clothes before I sent them to the garbage bin. When I finished, I tried it on my daughter just to have an idea of how it'd look like, but of course it was too big for her, although she's only nearly 5 months younger than Mariana, her friend is much taller than her and I made it a size 5, I rather make it too big than too small. Now, I just hope she'll love it as much as I did. G. is really happy that I made it for her friend, my daughter's always so proud of her mommy, and she actually tells me that often. How cute?!

* patterns I use the most (and nope! nobody is paying me to mention them): the Bumblebee Dress and Top; Small Fry Skinny Jeans; The Rowan TeeBilly Bright Eyes Snappy Tee Shirt and the (free) Izzy Top

Comments

  1. Que grande transformação!! Ficou um blazer com muita classe ;-) Acho que a Mariana também vai gostar muito dele :-)

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    1. Obrigado Maria. A Mariana e a mão gostaram imenso. Fiquei tão feliz por saber. =)

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  2. The vintage lace and the button are just perfect for this fabric, Magda. I'm sure the little girl will LOVE it. The blazer is beautiful!!!

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  3. Uau Magda, de certeza que ela vai adorar! O orgulho dos filhos nos pais sabe maravilhosamente bem! ;-)

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    1. Obrigado querida. Ela adorou mesmo. E sim, quando são eles a ter orgulho em nós sabe mesmo tão bem.

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  4. That is a beautiful and sweet little blazer! Great job on it and repurposing to make that for your daughter's friend. A lovely gift. :)

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    1. Thank you. I actually thought a lot before repurposing for a gift, I guess some people may not like the fact that this was something somebody else was wearing before, but, i didn't have any fabric that would click in my stash, so... I tried!

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  5. Que espectáculo Magda!
    Está mesmo uma maravilha! Parabéns ;)

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    1. Obrigado Ana! Gostei tanto deste! E agora lembrei-me que tenho que fotografar o 1º para publicar tb, é o meu preferido.

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