I like Satsuki for it's simplicity and because it lends itself as a blank canvas for lots of fun, decorative and personalized techniques. Sophie's done just that by creating beautiful cutout lattice-work along the front and back neckline.  She's done such an amazing job! I thought it might inspire you to do something creative with your Satsuki or another dress pattern.  Thanks for sharing, Sophie!


-How long have you been sewing, and would you describe yourself as a novice, beginner, intermediate, or advanced seamstress?
I started sewing for my little boys, just over three years ago as a complete beginner. I've always loved color and fabric and sewing was the perfect outlet being a new mum. I have learnt so much in three years and I'd now say I'm bordering on itermediate.
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What kind of fabric did you use for this creation and how does it suit this style? 
For this Satsuki I used a beautiful silk crepe de chine floral print and it suits this style of dress perfectly. It has a beautiful drape and goes so well with a floaty pattern like the Satsuki. I couldn't think of a better use for it!

-Did you make any personal adjustments to the pattern to make it your own?
This is my second Satsuki and the first one I made straight to the pattern but this one I wanted to have a play around with some geometric cut-out details. I re-drafted the front neckline and facing to include triangle cut-outs. For the back I wanted to create a sort of strappy triangle lattice and re-drafted the neckline into a deep V. I also took some length of the dress but used the rest of the pattern how it is.


-Where do you wear this piece?
It's the sort of spring frock that I would wear all summer long. To bbq's, picnics, parties but probably not around my kids. Pretty silk and little boys do not mix well.

-Find more pics and info on how Sophie constructed this dress on her blog, Cirque Du Bebe

Comments (3)

  1. Tilly:
    May 30, 2013 at 05:04 PM

    Oh my! This is seriously pretty!


  2. crystalpleats:
    Jun 04, 2013 at 01:40 AM

    Sophie's is my favorite Satsuki ever.


  3. kat:
    Jun 28, 2013 at 07:48 PM

    LOVE SOPHIE!!!! She's is so incredibly beautiful & talented!!! So excited to stumble upon this today!!!!!!!


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