The granny square obsession lives on! You've likely seen them adorn things from sweaters, t-shirt sleeves, handbags to even shoes. Now, they're even printed on fabrics! When Fabric Godmother's shop offered this cotton lawn in not one, but two sizes of print, we zeroed in on the "Kika" dress pattern from Fibre Mood to showcase them both. If you purchase Fibre Mood's pattern magazine, twelve different patterns are included. What a cool deal! But, wait: if you haven't had the experience of trying to use the included patterns, just know that your mettle will be tested. When the magazine arrived, we opened it to the dress pattern. Oh... my. After uncrossing our eyeballs, we folded the pattern right back up and ordered the PDF version. Fibre Mood has remarkable patterns with interesting details, but their magazine patterns are printed in multiple colors with seemingly hundreds of overlapping dotted and dashed lines. The PDF pattern, on the other hand, was easy to use, with smooth construction and spot-on fit. We modified the dress by adding a wider elastic in the sleeve, with the width dictated by the size of the wider print. The skirt length was shortened and a ruffle was added around the bottom with a contrasting-sized band at the hem. Of course, the v-neck had to have the cardinal-red cotton lace: the perfect match! Whether you crochet or sew, there will be some way to have those granny squares stand out!
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