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Simplicity 8172 Kimono- Made for my daughter Arielle

“Her smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all I love that she is my daughter.”

Happy Monday All!! It’s a NEW week, new challenges and of course a few new sewing projects.  The last few months I have neglected sewing for my daughter as I wanted to develop new sewing skills.  During the month of September, my main focus was the Fabric Mart Fashion Challenge 5 (here).  This challenge was a great life learning experience as I took each challenge as an opportunity to grow.  I developed so many new sewing skills and I am happy to report that I WON with my first handmade pair of jeans! (here).  I also won the Day to Night look right before the finale (here.) My makes for the Fabric Mart features will focus on more mommy and me looks.  Can you believe my son is even willing to join in?

Now that the challenge is over, my daughter has set aside her list of makes for the year and I will oblige.  She wants kimonos, jogger pants, sweater dresses and of course a peplum top made before her birthday.  The next few weeks I will be in sewing overdrive as she wants 3 handmade looks before November 10th. I am super excited about this new challenge as I will be able to put my $25 monthly fabric selection to good use.

My daughter had picked out a few rayon fabric for kimonos this fall. She wanted a Mommy and me look and we purchased this fabric back in August. Luckily, the XXS in Simplicity pattern S8172 measurements matches her size with little to no adjustments. The culotte seen here was made using McCall 7131 (here) using a different color palette of the same print. 

 She really loved the fabric, the fit and the details of the yellow bias tape.

Side view!

Jeans – Old Navy Sneaker – Converse

Arielle pretty much has her own sense of style and I truly embrace it.  She picks out her own fabric and makes the final decisions on most of her look.  Thank goodness she is NOT a fan of skimpy clothing so lucky for me I don’t have to worry about that!

Back view

I truly enjoy sewing for my daughter because she appreciates every look that I create.  She is one easy going and pretty much appreciates every item that I make for her.

Hair styled using Curly Kids Hair Care Products (Curly Chic LINE)  (here)

You Mane Moisturizer and Moisture in a Minute

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!


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