Welcoming the Year of the Dragon!

Happy year of the dragon! My son was extremely excited about the coming of this new lunar year as the dragon is his favorite creature from the Chinese zodiac (blame toothless:P) and our family surname is 龍 (Dragon in Chinese). I finally have the opportunity to snap a photo of the siblings in echino outfits at a gathering with friends. There’s my princess striking what she’s named the ‘snow white pose’ after witnessing how princesses gestured in Disneyland.

Before starting on the food and wine, we had fun watching the daddies and kids at play by the pool. I wore my Braving it out dress, the gathers and S-shaped seams are showing extremely well here.

Here are the 3 shirts I finished sewing last week. There are all based on burdastyle’s Jakob pattern. The green and brown polka dots and purple ikat print shirts were for my hubby and the centerpiece was for dad who requested for a pocket.

Personally, I really like this shirt I made for dad using a border print fabric from Alexander Henry’s Lakspur collection. It was the most interesting to sew out of the three as I got busy with fabric placement.

The original fabric came with stripes at the border but I didn’t really like those at the bottom of the shirt so I cut the fabric above those stripes and used them for the collar instead. 

All seams on the inside of the three shirts were finished with french seams or hemmed so no seam was left exposed, making them more comfortable for the wearer.
The french seams where side and sleeve seams met.
Here’s hubby in his ikat print shirt with stand collar. He has a preference for them so I simply dropped the collar piece from the Jakob pattern and used the collar stand for this version only.
The buttons used were cute black and white ones.
Now that I’m done with my new year family sewing, its time to come up with my Spring and mother/daughter fashion sewing plan:) Are you still sewing for fall or already planning for spring? Or if you are from the Southern Hemisphere, already sewing for summer?
Whichever it might be, happy sewing! Wishing one and all prosperity, health and success in the new year!

7 thoughts on “Welcoming the Year of the Dragon!

  1. Amazing sewing work and it must be so gratifying having your loved ones wearing your unique handmade clothing. A happy prosperous new year to you! 🙂

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