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I spent this week making this girls shirt from my favourite Japanese pattern book (Sassy Girls - see right pane).  I wasn't sure of the sizing as they base their pattern size on the child's height. This is  size 110cms and it is perfect for my almost 5yr old.

It reminds me of the Tova Top but for little girls. The book even includes ladies size in small, medium and large. I'll definately have to give that a go soon.  The cotton I bought from a local store and I love the soft yet smooth and perfect thickness of it. It's perfect to wear as we are still shivering down here and she has a singlet underneath for extra warmth.

She likes it too and although the collar isn't as tall as pictured I kept it like a mandarin collar. Somehow the collar is a rectangle sized 2.5cm by 30cms. When you sew it up it ends up smaller and not as tall. It's even meant to be the same for the ladies shirt pattern? I couldn't figure if that was wrong or not and not bothered to re-do another collar piece. The pattern is missing the bottom cuff  as well so I made it up myself. I can't tell you how much I love it. I want it in my size now. She looks awesome in it, yes?


In other news, my sister is doing a bit better. Thankyou for all your prayers and well wishes. There's still a way to go until she gets better and we will keep going that she does pull through it. I wish it were Spring already. So many people in Sydney are getting the worst flu ever and taking a few days off from work to recover, hubby included. He's had half his team sick at home. It seems to be really contagious, especially if you're taking public transport. Anyway, let's also keep praying for peace especially in the middle-east where Christians are being persecuted for their faith. We are so lucky to live in a democratic society down here and I do wonder how long it will last.

Happy Sunday,  have a great week.

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