A pretty peasant blouse in Pink Danjo Liberty lawn

A Sunny Spot Japanese pattern book.. lovely designs for little girls if you like gathers...

A Sunny Spot Japanese pattern book.. lovely designs for little girls if you like gathers…

So I recently bought a Japanese pattern book called “A Sunny Spot” and after spending some time trying to translate the instructions using the following website’s helpful Japanese sewing dictionary, I was able to make this up fairly quickly. I made “size 90” (about a size 1, based on chest measurement) in Liberty lawn, (pink danjo). I added the little bows as a girly design element… thought it worked with the relatively simple garment…

Little pink bows... very girly... I used light as air nylon taffeta to make the bows.

Little pink bows… very girly… I used light as air nylon taffeta.

A pretty peasant blouse, made up using pattern C12 in "A Sunny Spot"

A pretty peasant blouse, made up using pattern C12 in “A Sunny Spot”

I liked this peasant blouse pattern better than some of the others I had worked with, the front and back bodice sections do not have elastic under the bias binding, only the top of the sleeve cap has elastic allowing the neckline to retain a square shape. The pattern was simple enough that once the main pieces were identified, and some of the instructions, it was fairly easy for someone who had worked with bias binding before to understand what was required by the diagrams.

 

Note: the pink banjo Liberty lawn was purchased from PurlSoho in New York.

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