I was a happy one who had the honor to test the new Pattern by Straight-grain. The Ishi is a simple A-line dress, with princess seams and big pockets. Easy to sew, comfy to wear and endless options to explore. This is going to be a favorite staple dress.
This is a size 18 Months, it fits her perfectly.
I also sewed a size 2 Y for her, there is a bit more room to grow. Do you see what I mean? It was my fault. She`s just between the two sizes, i don`t now what i had in mind while choosing the size. Doesn`t matter. I`ll sew a few more Ishis for sure.
The pattern comes with beautiful and easy to follow graphics. If you`re a beginning seamstress don`t worry with the tips and tricks An provides, you`ll be able to sew this dress! If you`re a more experienced sewer, you`ll stich it up in like no time.
Pockets, yes big pockets. You can imagine what you`ll find in them every evening. The treasures of the day, always a nice surprise!
A few chances were made to the pattern. I added a rolled-up effect to the short sleeves and I sewed in a visible zipper instead of an invisible (they always bite the dust so fast).
Fabrics: Side Panel: Naniiro (Mondaysmilk), Front Panel: Soft cactus (locally) Pockets: Silver linen (locally)
The pattern is sold in the Straight-grain shop for $10, use the code LAUNCH15 for a 15% off (expires May 22).
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19 thoughts on “Ishi Blogtour”
Looks great, I especially like the fabric combinations of the soft cactus front dress! Promising line up of bloggers, staying tuned for more!
thank you, the soft cactus fabric is indeed really nice the print of course but also the quality, and it’s organic btw :).
wunderbare Gärtnerin! In diese Kleidertaschen mag einiges rein. Total süss, auch die Stoffwahl ist sehr schön.
Mooi! Haf ik een dochter ik maakte dit jurkje! 🙂
Sorry! 🙂 Mistake If I had a douchter I made this dress! Very nice!
hi marijeke, i would have totally understood your comment in dutch. i speak german that’s quite near ;).
I love this dress so much!! you are soooooo good at choosing the perfect tones for your fabrics! I love both versions!! and I am sure it will be great to have a size 2 that fits perfectly in a few months! hugs !
hi sophie, thank you so much! Your right, it will go fast and the size 2 is spot on. i’m looking forward to see your ishi! hug
Love both your Ishi dresses! Beautiful fabric combinations! I’m working on my version and my girl is also in between sizes… Should I choose 12 or 18 months?
hi silvia, the size 2 ishi is to long, the fit of the bodice is just a bit flattering. so you may decide by the lenght of your girl which size to. take. and if you choose the size 18 and it’s going to be to big… you know the grow up so fast ;).
Don’t forget that the size 2 has been made 3 cm shorter after the test 😉
Very nice, both dresses and your daughter!
thank you! she’s a cutie in and out 😉
I just knew I would love your Ishi. Love that neutral colour palette. Perfect fabric choices. The cuffed sleeve works great, especially with matching tights.
hehe, yes the matching tights… lucky me i just foud them in her closet while searching for off white ones :).
Beautiful. What a great idea doing a cuffed version. ♡
hi trine, thank you since my inari dress i’m totally into cuffs, such a clever and easy way to finish a sleeve.
This is a GREAT dress, I saw it earlier on Straight Grain fb page but your two versions and the lovely combination of fabrics make me want to buy the pattern immediately. I was looking for a perfect dress to sew for my mini 1year’s birthday, I think this is it 🙂 (Love the modification on the sleeves !)
Thank you so much Nina for making such a beautiful Ishi. And for being an awesome tester! I really love what you did with the sleeves 🙂 Big thank you, an.