I still have a major ghrá for Japanese Sewing Books, and there are a few nice patterns in this one. I debated about this dress on the cover for a while,
mostly because it looked like it was going to use loads of fabric.
Then I found this ladybird corduroy and I knew I needed a straightforward pattern, where I wouldn't have to fussy-cut all around the ladybirds.
This turned out to be a simple pattern, which looks like it takes more effort that it does.
I sewed the pattern slightly differently from the instructions to reduce the amount of handsewing, and again put pockets in the side seam.
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I love the shape of this dress, probably my favourite because of being so easy to sew.
Needless to say, she loves it too!