Other people might be fooled by your doll-like appearance, your proclivity towards pink. But I know the truth, Clementine: you are a tough little nut and every ounce as stubborn as your mother. Delicate would not be a word I would use to describe you. Strong, silly, fierce, smart, mischievious. Then also: adorable, affectionate, and sweet. An interesting combination that keeps us on our toes.
You draw ninjas instead of princesses. Another recent drawing that comes to mind featured a bomb. And a person cut in half on the ground.
You have a spider-sense for locating lost objects, which comes in handy given the fact that I am a complete space cadet. When something’s missing, we ask “Hey Clementine! Where’s Hugo’s pacifier??”…
Every time I look at the Geranium Dress flickr pool, I can’t help but emit little squeaks, ooohs, and awws at all the beauties in there. The Geranium pattern has proven to be so versatile — as a dress or a tunic with different styles (sleeves/no sleeves/ruffle sleeves/pockets/no pockets), and it’s popping up as anything from totally casual play dresses all the way on up to fancy flower girl dresses!
I must also commend you on the fine photography in the photo pool. You’re capturing the little girls in your lives at such candid moments. Here are a few of my favorites from this summer:
Rachel blogged about her daughter’s dress here.
I love the Briar Rose…
I know many of you have been waiting and waiting for this, and I’m pleased to tell you that the Geranium Dress is now available in kids’ sizes 6-12! It’s just like the original version, but sized up to fit a bigger set.
$10 – Geranium Dress in kids’ sizes 6-12
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$16 – Geranium Dress Pattern Pack (Original 0-5T + Kids’ sizes 6-12)
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I have a little feeling you’re gonna love this. Behind the scenes over here we’ve been working on sizing up the Geranium Dress! The Geranium Dress will SOON be available as a separate PDF pattern, in sizes 6-12. I know a lot of you have been asking for a bigger version of this sweet little dress, and your wish will be granted imminently. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the pattern.
UPDATE: GERANIUM DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZES 6-12 IS NOW AVAILABLE
These two were having a great time by the time the photoshoot ended, so I’m really fond of how these photos turned out. The “Of a Feather” print on the flutter-sleeved dress is truly gorgeous; I really like how it looks like a completely different design in this navy colorway (the ivory version is in this post). And the “Blossom Festival” border print is another completely stunning print. I think this would make a beautiful skirt for me too!
Karen cut the skirt sideways so that the border would…
It’s time for more Tsuru on the blog today (see Part I and Part II if you haven’t already)! Today’s Geranium Dresses are sophisticated, yet fun: a flutter-sleeve dress with a notched neckline, and a sleeveless dress with piping. Both use navy as their unifying color, in keeping with the entire Tsuru line. I love this shot of Phoebe in the 1000 Cranes dress. Isn’t that gorgeous?
I wanted to put Elliot in something from the line as well, and he always looks striking in navy, so he’s joining us in the photos today! Karen offered to throw together a little button-up shirt for him with piping since Cloud 9 had…
I have two more Geranium Dresses (well, technically one is a top) to show you today! These two feature the “Motif Madness” print in vermillion and ivory from the Tsuru line designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud 9 fabrics (this post is part II in a series of posts I’m fondly calling the Tsuru + Geranium Project; see part I here).
You may remember seeing Rashida’s designs before on this blog, most notably the enormously popular “washi tape fabric” that gave the Washi Dress pattern its name. Rashida spent a few years in Japan when she was growing up, and her designs reflect a strong influence of Japanese culture…
I’m so excited to reveal a project I’ve had in the works now for a couple of months: combining the Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern with all of the Tsuru fabrics designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud 9! This has been a fun collaboration between me, Karen LePage, and Rashida Coleman-Hale.
When Michelle of Cloud 9 Fabrics asked me whether I’d be interested in getting the Geranium Dress together with the Tsuru line, I said GIDDYUP LET’S DO IT and immediately started plotting and scheming. Which fabrics should go together with what look?
I loved the challenge of showcasing an entire line of fabric — Tsuru includes 12 different…
The Geranium Dress sewing pattern has only been around since just before Christmas, so I’m really amazed at the number of beautiful little dresses that you’ve already posted in the flickr pools. Check out these cuties!
I love the contrast in on these two. See how the polkadot lining is such a playful compliment to the elephants on the bodice? And the green flutter sleeves in the middle make a great trim for the whimsical little girls in the print.
And what little girl doesn’t need a polkadot dress? I ask you.
These two are just…
I’ve made quite a few versions of the Geranium Dress for Clementine that feature trim along the armholes and bottom of the bodice (here, here, and here), and I wanted to show you how! It’s super easy and it really looks great. My favorite trims for necklines are ricrac and pompons, and lace or piping would be really sweet as well.
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