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Geranium Dress in Llama Life from the New Faraway Places Collection - Coupon Code Inside

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This past week I had the pleasure of finally cutting into some advanced yardage from the new Cloud9 Faraway Places collection.  It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with all of this beautiful fabric! 

After buying a pair of boots for my daughter that didn't work out, I figured out the perfect project; the Geranium dress in a size 10.  This was my first time working from the larger sized pattern.  I usually stick with baby dresses (they are so cute!).

Like the smaller version, the larger Geranium uses medium weight woven cotton.  I used a combination of poplin print in Llama Llife Green and solid broadcloth in Peat.

Something I had decided to do last time around was to lengthen the bodice lining by about an inch.  This made the final finishing much easier by ensuring I caught all of the layers when attaching the bodice to the skirt.

Ta-da!  It was a pretty quick sew, even at this size.  It took me under 2 hours from start to finish (this included entertaining my curious toddler).

Isn't it just beautiful?!

I chose the capped sleeve length for this one. 

I'm not a big fan of sewing button holes, so I went with metal snaps.  They are quick and easy to apply.

Not a bad 10th birthday gift!  She was so happy about it.  Oh, and did I mention those pockets?  They are a major plus!

Want to try one yourself? 

Buy any two paper patterns and get 15% off! 

Use code: PAPER15  or click the link above.

Faraway Places is available and shipping!

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