After I finished this dress yesterday I surveyed my handiwork and thought, I think I’ve finally achieved what I set out to do here. I can quit now, right? My work here is done. It’s my own little clementine fabric design in my own (spectacularly popular, still have to pinch myself sometimes) Geranium Dress pattern, on my own little Clementine herself. And now it’s on my own little blog. Done and done. Time for my retirement partay!?! Yeah…kidding. I love it too much.
As you can see the corduroy is incredibly sweet and lightweight enough for a dress. She’s already decided it will be her birthday dress in July, so I suggested that we have a clementine-themed birthday party and to my utter delight she was on board. Her birthday is still four months out, however, so let’s be realistic: the chances of her changing her mind and requesting a Rainbow Dash or Elsa (GAH, kill me now) themed party are pretty high. But one can hope, right?
The dress is a mashup of the Geranium Sewing Pattern: View A with pom-pom trim added (see my tutorial on Adding Trim to Geranium for instructions) with a View B skirt so as to include the inseam pockets, but instead of pleating the top of the skirt it’s just gathered between the outer pleat marks. Easy peasey, Clementine squeezey. Or something like that. Also: she’s finally in a size 6 (waaaah!!), so I’m super glad we decided to make this pattern go up to a size 12. The girl is TALL like her momma. And weird.
My Small World fabrics are printed on 100% organic baby wale corduroy from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now! This post is part of the “It’s A Small World (blog tour), after all” Blog Tour. The redundancy of that sentence is amusing me. Stay tuned for more posts this week showing off these fun and springy fabrics!