Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Little Geranium for Beckers

My final project for Kid's Clothes Week was a Little Geranium Dress for Beckers. I used Rae's free pattern, but she also has a multi-sized Geranium pattern with a whole lot more options. I made one change to this dress: the contrasting hem band. I love it. =)

    I found the assembly of the back of this dress interesting... I wouldn't have thought of just leaving a bit open under the button/snap placket, but with a gathered skirt like this it actually works.

  Again, I hand-sewed the lining down, and since I didn't have enough fabric to cut the lining out of the floral, I used plain white:

  I used plastic snaps for the first time, since regular snaps and I don't get along well (ever wondered why I usually go with heavy-duty ones?) I ordered the snaps from here, along with a pair of snap pliers, and I was really impressed with how quickly they were shipped.

  They were also incredibly easy to install, and cute to boot... I used little heart-shaped ones. =)

  From what I've seen these snaps do sometimes pull out over time, but it doesn't damage the fabric when they do, and it's really easy to stick a new one in. They were so quick to install that I kind of want to come up with projects just to add them! =)

  And that is the last of this fabric for a while! I just wish I'd had enough to make a matching diaper cover, and bloomers for the older sisters.

  I have a couple more things I'm hoping to finish before Beckers arrives (2.5 weeks until the due date!): a new nursing cover, the pieces of which are cut out and partially sewn at this point, and some new crib sheets. We'll see what happens. =)

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  1. I was looking for that fabric at my Joann's last night but couldn't find it--it's too adorable! I don't like the metal snaps either, and I've been thinking of going plastic (for the limited amount of stuff I do use snaps on). I might be making an investment in those soon :)

    1. It was last fall sometime when I bought it, so I'm not sure if they carry it anymore... but if I do find more I'm going to buy a bunch of it! =)
      So far, I LOVE the plastic snaps, but we'll see how I feel about them in a few months. =)

  2. This little dress is so cute, Charity! I love the little pockets you added and the hem band is the finishing touch.

    1. Thank you! I don't use hem bands nearly enough, they are so simple but add so much. =)