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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Jaanu for Liv

*Uitgebreidere Nederlandstalige versie hier*

Liv is my little babysitting child. She has turned seven this summer, but we have been best friends (her words!) ever since she was two. If we would live in India, I'd call her Jaanu -which is Hindi for 'sweetheart'- the girl who makes my heart smile just by looking at me.
Jaanu voor Liv
When I heard about StraightGrain's most recent dress pattern, I immediately knew I had to sew one for Liv. Not only because it's name suits Liv perfectly, but also because I knew the fit would be lovely on her!
Jaanu voor Liv 
I opted for the Elena version, and secured the pleats with a hand stitched golden cross.
Kruisje
I chose size 7yo for the lady who is 7 in age, but who has the waist circumference of a 6-year-old and measures 129 cm (almost 60 inches). It is still a little big on her,  but this way it will fit until the end of winter!
Jaanu voor Liv
Jaanu voor Liv
Jaanu voor Liv
The fabric is a cotton by FinchFabrics, a Belgian textile brand. I had the opportunity to test this beautiful robin fabric, and both Liv and I are in love. It is softer than the regular quilting cotton but still very easy to sew with. The fabric will soon be launched. Follow their Facebook page to keep posted!
Jaanu voor Liv
We took pictures on the same spot as we did here. Look how much she has grown in just one year!
Jaanu voor Liv
Jaanu voor Liv
Oh, how do I love my little Jaanu!

3 comments:

  1. Oooo Eva ! Die roodborstjes zijn prachtig he ! Mijn de drie nichtjes is hun roodborstjesjurk zowat omgedoopt tot hun lievelingsjurkje. Dat belooft voor jouw Jaanu ...

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  2. This is so sweet! What a lucky family to have you as their babysitter! <3 And she looks like a sweetheart, too!

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