First, I just want to thank you guys for your kind and thoughtful comments on our last post. Caroline and I both felt the love! You guys are the best. Wes has responded really well to chemo so far, and it was a pleasure to get to see him this morning in his own house, being silly and adorable. A few weeks ago, I threw all sewing stuff to the wind. I couldn’t really do anything but think about my sweet nephew and how I could help my sis. But, sewing is therapeutic, and it felt nice to pick up some fabric and make something out of it. So, while I had some time on my hands yesterday (thank god for children who still nap!), I decided to finish up this little outfit that I’ve had cut out for some time.
This fabric has certainly seen its heyday- Rae made it iconic with her original Washi dress… But I’ve been sitting on a yard of it for almost 2 years. So, while you sewing blog readers are probably sick of seeing it, well…. sorry! But, I think it’s the perfect kid fabric with it’s vibrant colors.
Nothing is easier than using a pattern you know well. The Geranium is tried and true. This version is the tunic length, with ruffle sleeves. I usually use gold thread to finish the zigzag edge because I’m all for a little understated bling.
The bubble bloomers are self-drafted. I’ve been working on perfecting the fit, and I’m almost there. I think they are a nice staple to have in a toddler wardrobe. And when you make them out of cotton couture, well… they are almost luxurious. Rich in color, soft and they almost have a sheen to them.
This set is not for my darling dear Coco. Instead, I enlisted her modeling help (in exchange for 2 Cadbury mini eggs… ’tis the season!), and then packed these up to be shipped to a little friend up north today.
Yesterday it was in the 70’s here. I hope you are experiencing some signs of Spring wherever you are!