My final dress for kids clothes week is this plaid hanami/geranium hybrid for Indigo.
I used the Hanami bodice pattern. But I shortened it by 2 1/2 inches and added faux cap sleeves (like last time).
The Hanami bodice closes with an invisible zipper.
For the skirt, I chose View B of the geranium dress.
I had planned to try pleats for my very first time. But I unwittingly bought a home dec fabric for this dress and the pleats didn't lay quite right, so I gathered it instead. And of course I had to match the stripes. It's become an addiction of mine. :)
And speaking of that home dec fabric (Tartan in Midnight - in sateen), I really, really love it for this dress. I love the shape of this skirt so much and the sateen holds it so well.
The geranium's view B has side pockets (called secret pockets by Indigo, since you can't really see them). I like this detail so much. I think it was brilliant of Rae to add them to the skirt pattern piece itself rather than making them a separate pattern piece.
Now that both Indigo and Iris have a few new dresses, Tia's up next.
The dress is stunning - and your stripe matching is very nicely done! Gorgeous kids you have there, too :)ReplyDelete
thanks so much, marissa.Delete
So pretty again, I love the fabric. Tartan is hot in Europe this winter!ReplyDelete
thanks, eva maria. that's interesting about tartan in europe. i really love it and would love to see other ways people are using it. :)Delete
very nice dress!ReplyDelete
thanks for the encouraging comments. i appreciate them. :)Delete
Ooh I love it! Such great fabric and a great feminine dress. Lovely photos with your children too:)ReplyDelete
thanks for stopping by. :)Delete
Torin, my son, aged 7 says: " I like the idea of secret pockets. I have some on my pirate coat!"ReplyDelete
I really must add more pockets to things! And blog about Torin's pirate coat at some point.! Lovely dress. Tartan always makes me think of my childhood home in Scotland. as-it-seams.blogspot.com
Gorgeous dress - and I am most impressed by the plaid matching! Beautiful photos of you and your kids, too :)ReplyDelete
You, and your children, are so radiantly beautiful. The dress is lovely (I luuuuurve plaid!) but my favorite part was the photos of you with your kids. There was so much over-the-top-obvious love. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I see those stripes matching up at the zipper. Your queen of the details! Loved the pictures with you in them. We've talked so much, but now I feel that we've really met =)ReplyDelete
The dress is AMAZING. Great job.ReplyDelete
Stopping by from KCW projects.
wonderful plaid dress, love the pockets!ReplyDelete
The dress is beautiful! Love the fabric and the sleeves!ReplyDelete
oh i love how the plaid moves around the dress, and the silhouette is great. perfect for fall.ReplyDelete
i have such a crush on you :) what great pictures and dress!!ReplyDelete
LOVE your dress!!And the plaids... so much!!ReplyDelete
thanks so much, Miren!Delete
really beautiful dress! I love your style!ReplyDelete
thanks so much!Delete
This is the most simply perfect dress. The silhouette, the pattern matching, the fabric. Bravo!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, and you look so young to have such a great brood of kids!
I love the dress and how you seem to be taking sewing to a whole new level! Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing you in the photos with the kids. I especially love seeing Tarikua looking into your eyes with so much love! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
thank you, Aleshia. she is such an engaging child. we're so blessed to have her!Delete
Gasp! This is SO gorgeous! That fabric is absolutely perfect for your hybrid dress - love the plaid on the bias! And kudos for matching so well - a skill I'm working on but have yet to master:) This dress is so perfect . . . what a delightful hybrid of the two patterns.ReplyDelete
thanks so much, lucinda. the matching wasn't exact on the zipper, though i did give it my best shot. it starts to become a fun challenge,Delete
Oh, and is being an amazing photographer a family thing? Those photos are just priceless.ReplyDelete
thanks so much, lucinda. dan was actually the one who taught me to shoot in manual. :)Delete
Gorgeous dress! I can't believe I missed seeing it. I like the longer bodice of the hanimi pattern as opposed to the geranium. Love the pattern match up, too!ReplyDelete
so stunning - both the dress and indigo! i love how you put these two patterns together, and the plaid, and the plaid matching, and ... everything. you are just so good!!ReplyDelete