Doing it for the squids – Alice and Geranium
Here’s some looooong overdue kids sewing. They both chose fabrics during the Christmas holidays and, well, being summer AND holidays I took my fair time in sewing them up. Fortunately, they got in some good wear before things got chilly and there’s definitely enough growing room in both of these to squeeze in another summer or two.
equivalent to a kids AU size 14). R chose our Winking Owls.
Her current love of owls is matched only by her current love of
pineapples, but we didn’t have any of the latter so the owls win(k).
I now totally get why this pattern is so popular – it’s a very sweet and
simple sew and perfectly suited across the age range of 12
months-12years sizing that it’s available in. One thing to note if you’re new to sewing the Geranium – it’s designed to have three button closures on the bodice. Unfortunately, the pattern doesn’t include a placket so if you make as per the instructions, you’re creating a sizable fold under the bodice back when you overlap to accommodate the buttons. It’s probably not so much of an issue with the wee sizes, but for the bigger girls you might want to bear that detail in mind. Instead of buttons, I ended up using this vintage zipper which worked perfectly.