Thursday, July 6, 2017

Geranium top

Here's a little bit of sewing I finished about 3 weeks ago but couldn't show you until now because it was for a gift, and I didn't want to take the chance of ruining the surprise. It's a Geranium top, made from the Geranium Dress pattern by Rae Hoekstra of Made by Rae.


The fabric is babywale corduroy from Jess's Spring Quartet line designed for Cloud9 Fabrics. I'm happy to say that these corduroys are finally scheduled to be released THIS MONTH!

The back of the top has three pearl-like snaps for closure (although the pearl-ness doesn't show up in the photo).


The top was a gift for Jess's friend's baby. Unfortunately, it's a size 6-12 months, and the baby is only 3 months or so, so she couldn't model it for us. :) But here are a couple more photos that Jess took before she sent it to her friend.


She put these cute leggings with it as part of the gift.


The pattern was easy to sew (although you'd have thought I was a sewing novice, because I made every conceivable mistake in the process and ended up giving my seam ripper a workout - I forgot how to sew after our Cincinnati trip, I guess ;-Þ), and I certainly recommend it. Plus now there is an Expansion Pack you can purchase so that you can add a collar, a zipper, long sleeves and/or a number of other things to change up the look of the dress - awesome!

I have a number of other sewing projects in the works. Plus Courtney has one of her 4-H projects finished, but I won't be showing you until closer to county fair time next month. Sorry about that, but it will have to wait until after the "fashion review" (there's a clue for you). I can tell you this much, she did a fabulous job on it! I am so proud of her!

7 comments:

annie dee said...

That's adorable! I love Made by Rae patterns. I've made a few things. The instructions are great and the end result is always a winner. Having a hard time thinking about sewing corduroy. I think the Spring Quartet fabric is FABULOUS rather because we've been having temps in the 90's and "feels like" temps in 100's! Love this!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee! ❤️ This corduroy is so light-weight that it won't make you any hotter than you already are. 😉

Cat W said...

I love this! And I fondly remember my 4-H textiles projects and fashion review. Can't wait to see what she made!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Cat! I can't wait to show you what she made, either... and to see her modeling it! 💕

Unknown said...

Great work from both you (sewing) and Jess (fabric design)! :) The leggings are such a cute little addition, I am sure the baby is gonna look super cute wearing that dress. The result was worth the trouble you had making it. ;)

Unknown said...

Dang! I have no idea why my name keeps appearing as "unknown". :/ It was I, Geneviève that just commented.

Grandma G said...

Thank you, dear "unknown" friend! 😉 I'm so glad I do, indeed, know you. 💕