It’s possible that I’m just slightly late to the party on this one, but I finally sewed up a Geranium Dress. I would be shocked if you haven’t heard of Rae’s adorable dress pattern by now, since it’s been out for our enjoyment for almost a year!! But, I’m behind with my sewing list. always.
The dress is a quick sew with a lot of options for the finishings. I did this cute curvy notch on the front – there are also pattern pieces/instructions for some other necklines. The pattern also comes with the cutest flutter sleeves, which I am looking forward to sewing next time, but this time I was tight on fabric and loved the simplicity of the bodice with the faux cap sleeves. The bodice is fully lined and the whole thing just came together so crisply. I used mismatched vintage buttons for the back closures.
I attached a gathered skirt, along with pockets, since pockets are AWESOME and my little one here loves pockets in her dresses. There are also instructions for making the skirt pleated – I love options, don’t you?
The skirt length was a little longer than what I typically make but I really like it. It gives the dress a nice modest feel and it’s a nice change. I sewed a regular old hem on the dress, but used gold metallic thread and added a couple extra rows for a total of three parallel lines of gold glitz on the bottom hem. It’s a cute touch, I think.
This fabric is Amy Butler’s Josephine’s Bouquet in Ink, which I was given by XO Gigi Fabrics. It’s still available if you love the soothing colors and gorgeous detailed design as much as I do.
The Geranium Dress pattern is available for purchase through the Made By Rae site.
Happy Sewing, friends!