Tuesday, 3 September 2013
A Geranium for Nell
After making a Geranium dress for Bea I loved the pattern so much I wanted to make a coordinating one for Nell. I also wanted to try cross stitching onto fabric using waste canvas so I decided to combine the two projects and came up with this cross stitched heart Geranium.
I lined the sleeves again just because I'm not a huge fan of the raw edge look, this time using the floral fabric on the outside as well. I cross stitched a simple heart on the bodice and was really pleased with the way it turned out. The waste canvas was great and I love a bit of embroidery on handmade kids clothes, it makes them feel a little bit more special. I used the same linen look cotton for the skirt as it is so soft and lovely, especially after a few washes. I may even make myself something from it!
I made the dress back in July but only recently managed to snap a couple of photos of her wearing it - she never stays still these days!