Geranium in Feathers!

FeatherGeranium2Kids Clothing Week Spring 2013 is starting in a few days and Meg invited me to share my favorite pattern over on the KCW blog as part of the weeklong wind up.  I chose the Geranium Dress/Tunic pattern by Made by Rae.  There aren’t a lot of patterns that I make more than once, but this one is so classic that I find myself coming back to it again and again.  You can see my full review and my past Geraniums over on the KCW blog.

And in honor of the post, I made a fun new tunic for Yuki!

FeatherGeranium3There are a ton of different variations of this top you can make, but I decided to go with something simple – sleeveless tunic, scoop neck, and a gathered skirt – since I had chosen such a busy print.

FeatherGeranium1I bought this feather print by Martha Negley awhile back from Stonemountain and Daughter because I loved it, though I wasn’t sure what I was going to use it for.  One of the great things about the Geranium pattern is how much you can change it up – pick a detailed print and keep the style simple, or choose a simple fabric and really play up the details.

FeatherGeranium5The tunic bodice is lined with some aqua fabric that I had in my stash and I made some piping to match.  The back closes with three blue buttons, which I realize now are totally crooked!  Oops!  😛

FeatherGeranium4I love this pattern!!  And now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to fill someone’s lil wardrobe with Geraniums!

Have you started planning or prepping for next week?  I’ve barely had a chance to think about it, but my goals are to not buy any new fabric and to sew with patterns I already own.  We’ll see what I come up with!

So what are you going to be sewing next week for KCW??


19 thoughts on “Geranium in Feathers!

  1. i had a small debacle piping a geranium last week…that tutorial retrospectively would have been handy. love that feather fabric! i gotta get to stone mountain and daughter–we are in berkeley all the time!

  2. Such a beautiful tunic! I love the fabric and the blue accents. Hopefully I’ll get some fabric cut out this weekend so I’m ready to sew next week!

  3. What a great tunic! I’m hoping to finally try Geranium during KCW next week. My kids need t-shirts and tanks though so hoping I can fit a dress or two in to break the repetitiveness!

  4. Cherie! I love your Geranium tunic! It has an almost Belgian style, no? And the piping is fab – still trying to figure out the best project for the (perfect) grey piping you got me and it might show up next week!

  5. Oh, this is adorable. I love that piping, and I’m in love with the fabric, thanks for linking. I agree with Sanae above, I thought it had a Belgian vibe, too. Your little one has the best expressions… Also, love those popsicle molds, is that a straw on the side!?

  6. Very pretty. I have used the pattern three times too. Definitely a classic. Looking forward to sharing my creations for KCW next week too!

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