Alina Sewing and Design

IMG_6138I mentioned on Friday in my Manhattan Blouses post that I recently made a trip to Hobby Lobby while visiting my mom in Oklahoma. This pineapple print and the metallic gold/mint/peach dot were two more of the prints I picked up. The fabric for these two items was well under $8 and I still have some left (I made the 18-24 month size). (So, if you’re tracking with me, I’ve now gotten 5 pieces out of ~$22 worth of fabric, with plenty of fabric to spare! I heart handmade and I heart when it’s inexpensive.)

IMG_6139I turned the dot print into a diaper cover using MADE Everyday’s free pattern. <– Go check it out! It’s a wonderfully happy, colorful, inspiring post + tutorial. And it’s free! Perfect for gifts or to add to a handmade outfit, as I’ve done here.

IMG_6140The dress/top is the Geranium Dress pattern by Made by Rae. This is the fourth time I’ve made this pattern (see other versions at bottom of post), but the first time I’ve done a sleeveless bodice with no cutout, the gathered skirt, or the pockets. I actually cut the skirt somewhere between the top and dress lengths included in the pattern as I wanted it to be a sort of tunic length.

IMG_6133I also made some bias tape out of the dot print and added it to waist seam and tops of the pockets. I love how it turned out!

Here are the other geranium dresses I’ve made (unblogged), left two with the “U” cutout, right with “V” cutout, all three with a pleated skirt and faux cap sleeves. (L to R: Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Dots Indigo, Cloud 9 Organics Morning Song by Elizabeth Olwen, Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Blend in Sunshine.)

Geranium DressesThis pattern is absolutely a tried-n-true (TNT) for me. Two of these have been for my daughter and two have been for a couple of my nieces. I love kids patterns because I get so much use out of them, and I love all of the options that come with the Geranium Dress pattern! Do you have a TNT pattern in your stash?


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