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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung


Other Obsessions: {SEWING} Girls Dresses!

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Pattern: Izzy Top, a free pattern available on Climbing the Willow blog. (18 Mo)
Fabric: (Pink Hello Kitty) Hello Kitty licensed fabric from JoAnn; (White & Pink) Linen fabric from local fabric store.
Buttons: Daiso and Dongdaemun (a huge wholesale market for DIY/Fashion/Home Decor in Seoul, Korea)

The baby inside me is a boy, but I'm still a girlish girl. And now when I find really cute, girly prints in the fabric stores, I automatically think of my friends' little girls. Wow, that makes me feel like we're growing up! Just a couple of years ago, I wouldn't have known anyone near me to sew something like this for. 

I found both fabrics while I was hunting for some baby/childrens' fabric recently. I knew I wanted to make something cute and simple for my friends' girls so finding the right fabrics was the key.

I am extremely happy with how it turned out. Izzy Top pattern comes in just 5 pieces so it was super simple to put together, especially with my serger (I don't know how I survived the first 2 years of sewing without it!), and the instruction on Climbing the Willow blog is extremely helpful. I finished the first one in one day, and the second one in one afternoon and mailed them out to my friends. Their girls are still really small so I'll have to wait few more months to see them in these. 

I think I even want to experiment with the pattern and grade it to fit adult womens' size for myself. :)