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Octopi Geranium – A KCW Make

Kid’s Clothes Week… it happened forever ago! And yet I’m still sewing through a few things and just taking pictures of said sewed items. Oh well, that’s how life goes sometimes. The whole point of KCW is just to sew. Although sometimes I have to admit it’s really hard when all those pretty things start popping up in your feed and the project pool and you’re looking at them all like, why can’t I finish and take a million pretty pictures of those garments on top of all the sewing?!?!?

I’m not the only one right?!?

So I’ve tried to take a more relaxed take on KCW, including not stressing the pictures. I say that probably every new season that rolls around but I have to keep reminding myself of that.

Aaaaanyways…. back to some actual sewing shall we?! I ordered some this Cotton + Steel octopi lawn (which sadly, imagine gnats is sold out of!!) since the theme for this spring was Wild Things, and well, I’d been dying to get my hands on some of the octopi fabric!

And let’s talk about that for a minute, lawn… Oh glorious cotton lawn! Whyyyyy have I never sewn with this stuff before!!! It’s mind blowing. It’s revolutionary. It’s, it’s… it’s freaking awesome is what it is! The drape, the softest, the lightness (but definitely not see through) of it all is just perfect for this summer weather that’s coming our way. And it’s been very appreciated with the high temps of the spring as well. I’m definitely going to be adding more of this stuff to my stash! And definitely going to be experimenting with a wider range of wovens from now on.

So… I paired this with the Geranium Dress pattern by Made by Rae. With the cap sleeve top and the gathered skirt option. I really just wanted something quick and simple so that the print on the fabric would really stand out. And seeing as how I cut into five… yes FIVE of these, I’ve got lots more for you coming in the next couple of days, you can see why I went with this one! This pattern is slowly creeping up to the top of my go-to list thanks to how simple and fast, and how good I feel when I finish the insides 😉 It’s allllll about the guts folk!

A was pretty excited when she saw all those bodices cut up and sewn and awaiting bodices. And had already proclaimed which one was her favourite. Although it wasn’t this first one that I’m sharing, it is the first one that’s gotten worn. She can be funny that way. For quick sewing details. I didn’t change anything up and sewed a straight size 5T, which still fits her pretty good, but I think for the next time I sew up a bunch of them I’ll be adding length to the skirt portion.

Oh and let’s talk about those cute buttons!!!! Wood buttons. I loooove me some wood buttons. and so does A! She’s got taste I tell ya 😉

And yea…notice the bottom one?! It’s already broken. You can bet I was frustrated with that! I had just put it on her and snap, it broke as I was putting it through the buttonhole. Oh well, I’m assuming there was a knot in the wood right at the hole, which weakened it. Not too sure how that one slipped past me since I checked it buuuut live and learn. I’ll just have to go back to the store and get some replacements.

Now this folks, is the face of a girl that’s all kinds of happy about an airy summer dress!

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