Japanese Brown Gingham Frock, One Yard Wonders

 I bought this brown gingham cotton on my trip to Tokyo back in March.
There is something about the feel of Japanese cottons that just feels different…
softer, somehow.
Anyway, I love it!
I wanted to make something with a casual,Japanese look. I love those little smock dresses the little girls wear. I was going to use one of my Japanese pattern books and then I just decided to use one of the projects from my favorite sewing project book’
One Yard Wonders, Even More Fabrics
I love this book and it is so worth the money!
There are over one hundred projects and most have included patterns.
This is my second go at the Playday Frock pattern from the book.
This time I added an elastic waistband and a second skirt under the first since the fabric is a little lightweight.
The playday frock pattern.
Above are just a few of the projects in the book with included patterns. There are also tons of bags, home stuff, and accessories. You could sew out of this book for years probably!
Here are two of my projects I have made from the book in the past….
 Overalls made out of dishtowel fabric.
 This was my first playdate dress, made in Japanese fabric. Sadly, this dress mysteriously disappeared soon after I made and and I haven’t found it since. I keep hoping I will find it in the bottom of one of the hampers because I loved it!

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  1. Sew Blessed Maw says

    This dress is adorable as is the first one..[hope you find it].. Happy sewing.

  2. MushyWear says

    How sweet. I love the size of the gingham pattern in this dress too. Oh, I hope you find the original as well. It is adorable.

    • Justine of SewCountryChick says

      Thanks Shannon, I think I may have left it somewhere like a hotel room.

  3. Shirley Ann says

    I love that last little dress! Are the patterns in the book for small children sizes only?

  4. Carol Pack Urban says

    I love all those outfits! I bought red gingham fabric a while back and think your “disappeared” outfit would be perfect to make. If you had it hanging on the clothes line someone probably stole it. It is too cute!

  5. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says

    I always love your japanese inspired looks Justine! The fact that you used gingham with this is simply fabulous! Love it!!!