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…
The Flashback Tee is proving to be one of (if not THE) most versatile pattern I’ve got in my arsenal…it’s so easy to mix up and change around (with minimal fussiness) that I decided it was about time I made it into a dress. And actually, this was a couple months ago, so it ended up being one of Clementine’s Christmas dresses (I’m a bit behind on my blogging if you really must know). Now I realize that a knit whale dress is perhaps a bit casual for big occasions but I’ve never really been one to pull out the tulle and satin for Christmas or Easter, so it didn’t really matter. Do you dress your kids up big-time? See, I probably would…
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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On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… eleven pipers piping, ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!
…and Rae gave to me a Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern!
Here’s your chance to win my most recently-released, brand-newest pattern! This dress can be made in sizes from newborn to 5T. It provides lots of options to vary your versions slightly without having to learn a whole new pattern each time you sew a little girl a…
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On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!
…and Rae gave to me a Toddler Backpack Sewing pattern!
This backpack is designed for tiny backs and little shoulders: perfect for toddlers to pack their toys and treasures for play dates and excursions. Since you probably won’t be able to stop at making just one, this pattern does include instructions to enlarge the backpack to fit school-aged children.
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Happy New Year! You thought I’d slept in after a late night of carousing and forgot to post today’s giveaway? No way dudes, we have kids. We do NOTHING for New Year’s these days. I just accidentally auto-posted it for 16:00 instead of 6:00, heh, so it’s up a little late today; so I’ll just leave it open a little later tonight than usual. Anyway…Happy New Year and I hope you had a chance to have a wonderful celebration!!
On the eighth day of of Christmas, my true love gave to me…eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two…
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