Wednesday, 5 February 2014
The pattern is the Geranium Dress download from Made by Rae. I know I'll be making lots more - it's quick to make, with a simple unfussy design but a really a great shape. I really like the scoop of the neck and the curve of the faux cap sleeves - just right. It came up a little small around the chest, but that's more to do with me not paying proper attention to the seam allowance than any fault with the pattern.
The fabric is from Ikea (again) via my cupboard. Who could feel grumpy looking at that print of retro happiness? Freya wore her dress to dance class and 'Daddy's cafe' on Saturday and it got lots of comments - quite a few people recognised the print - and now we know that Freya's new dress matches an ironing board, some sofa cushions and a bed spread in East Oxford!