The weather in Colorado felt perfectly fallish, at least for us Texans, and we saw so much wildlife - mule deer (or "reindeer" as my little girls called them), turkeys, rabbits, rolypoly squirrels, and there was even a mama bear roaming the neighborhood with three bear cubs. Perhaps it was our time there that inspired me to make this autumnal Geranium dress for Hazel in an organic poplin called Cottage Garden by Monaluna.
I'm not exactly sure what a poplin is supposed to feel like. I expected it to be lighter weight than a quilting cotton. But this felt exactly like a quilting cotton to me. It also faded on the first wash. I tend to avoid quilting cottons these days, not only because they tend to wrinkle a lot, but also because they seem to fade so much, too. I wash on cold and hang dry, so I'm not sure why this happens?
The jury is still out on whether this dress will fade even more but it didn't wrinkle too much when she wore it, so that's a good thing. I love this print so much! And the colors are still quite vibrant.
I knew Hazel would be enamored with the animals on this print. And she was. She caught a glimpse of her reflection in the window and was delighted to notice all of the animals.
She started pointing them out to me, one by one.
Then she shared that even though the dress was blue, her eyes were brown. I asked what color her hair was and she exclaimed, "White!" That made me laugh.
I knew I wanted to pipe the seam between the bodice and the skirt. I had laid out three color choices : white, brown, and gray. I asked Dan for his opinion. He picked gray. "Are you sure?" I asked.
I don't like making decisions and tend to vacillate a lot. Especially on small, seemingly insignificant decisions, like, "Which buttons should I use?" So he's good for me. :)