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Peques de Cine II

more about it HERE 
This challenge, consisted in creating a knock-off from a movie or series that we like. And then, after recreating the look, we should try to recreate a scene from the movie/series. So, as you can guess, I couldn't do that with a sick kid. I mean, she doesn't always collaborate when she's ok, wonder how it'd be with her sick?! Besides, I would never bother her with my sewing obsessions when she's not feeling well, 'cuz no matter how much I love those internet "things", I'm a mom first and have to care for her.

I chose the movie Pan's Labyrinth, which I love to death! I remember watching it on the cinema with V. back in 2006, and we were the only ones in the room. People thought it was a kid's movie... can you believe it? It's a brutal movie that mixes up a world of fairies and the Spanish Civil War. It's not a movie for kids, for sure. 

I knew I wanted to choose a child character for my project after I did a few researches through Tim Burton's movies (he's the man, what can I say?!), and was madly in love with Christina Ricci's character clothing, specially the black and white dress from Sleepy Hallow.
I mean, I'd love one of those for myself. I also adored, Sweeny Todd's wardrobe, but they weren't kid appropriated and I didn't have a light on how to make them look like so.

I then thought of some movies I enjoyed that had kids on it, and of course, Pan's Labyrinth was my final destination. Ophelia (the character I chose), is a girl that dresses simple vintage dresses, with enchanting details... pleats, slight ruffles on the cuffs and necks. I had three picks, and I went for the nightgown she wears most of the time on the screen. Only because it was the one I could get clear (or clearer) pictures from.

That was also my choice, because the nights are getting warmer and I thought that a nightgown would be something she would wear. I mean, I am sewing to save, right? So, there's no point to sew something that wouldn't be wearable on a daily basis.

I made it a size 3, when she's not yet a 2, but I wanted to make sure it'd last for a while.
I addapted a pattern from an old french Burda magazine, it was from a plain dress, and it had a zipper on the back, so I had to adapt it to have a button placket on the front of the bodice and shape the collar into a peter pan collar too. I had a little trouble with it, and had to do and undo the collar a few times until it got just perfect.

I used a small white lace to embellish my collar. Other details I added was the piping on the cuffs, and the waistband. The sleeves are puffier than the original, because I didn't make any changes to the original pattern on that matter, and I like it better this way. It even looks more puffier on her, because it's still a bit too big for her. The skirt has some pleats but it was kept simple, since I couldn't really tell how the original was made. And I even watched the movie again, especially for this challenge. 

And to finish, here's an overall look G.'s new nightgawn. 

I didn't want to push her too much, she's still not feeling 100%. And besides that, she's still too young to understand why she should pose this way or that way. It was just fun to see her walking around with it, and realise she enjoyed it. 

While I was sewing it, she was asked What's mommy doing? - Pants! She answered. lol

If you liked this, check out the flickr group too.


  1. Ante todo primero gracias por participar. Segundo que espero que tu nena esté mejor. Que pobres cuando estan malitos... Tercero el modelo me encanta porque lo has clavado, el cuello y los pliegues y todo precioso y tu versión con las mangas más abullonadas me gusta más.

    Un besito y gracias!!

    Por cierto me llevo algunas fotos al blog.

    1. =D Ha sido un placer María. Pues si, la pobre lleva casi una semana asi, ayer estaba mejor y hoy ya la veo otra vez peor =( Me algero que te guste! A mi me ha encantado participar y ya sabes que si vuelves a hacer algo asi, estaré a tu lado! =D
      Un besito

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    1. Classic ain't really my "kind of sewing", so I'm just happy that it came out well and I like it. =D

  3. Hola Magda! espero que tu nena se mejore ya definitivamente!
    Muy práctico el camisón, la verdad es que a veces cosemos cosas menos "ponibles" y sabe mal...

    1. Hola! Verdad! Mi reto este año es utilizar todo lo que ya tengo y coser cosas más praticas que bonitas. =) un besito

  4. To be honest, it looks more like an actual dress rather than a nightgown, but it's pretty!

    1. Probably. But she surely won't be wearing this as a dress because it's a very transparent fabric!

  5. I love the Peter Pan collar with the lace on the edge, Magda. A very pretty nightgown!

  6. It is so beautiful and lovely. I am so happy that I just found your blog.

    1. Hello Christine. Thank you and welcome to my "house". =D

  7. So cute! I love your translation of the dress! Those pintucks are the perfect details!
    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thank you Heather. I enjoyed making it!


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