Sunday, March 12, 2017

a magical geranium dress

When I received an invitation to a "magical" birthday party I knew it was time to order up Rae Hoekstra's Geranium Dress pattern.  These dresses appear in my Instagram feed now and then and they are all adorable. 

I've committed to working from my stash this year.  These sweet mermaids fit the magical theme but I only had enough for the skirt portion so I used a contrasting fabric on top.  Both prints are by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics and quite soft.  I had enough of the feathers to use it for lining the top as well. 

The pattern includes several options.  I chose cap sleeves, the pleated skirt, and interior pockets!  

I have almost 2 full mason jars of buttons but not three that worked here so this project did require one trip to the store.  When I spotted these anchors in the perfect matching blue it was totally worth it!

In lieu of a tag, I used the alphabet function on my sewing machine to sign this in the seam allowance. 


This was an especially fun make.  There are more Geranium dresses in my future.  If you've made one I'd love to hear what options you chose and how they worked for you.

I'll be linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday and Crazy Mom Quilts on Friday.  
I look forward to seeing you there.

11 comments:

  1. This is absolutely adorable, but I'm smiling sadly. I sure wish I had a little girl to sew for. I miss those days.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your dress is adorable! You should totally link up to my WIP's with Friends too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Pam. I'll check out the link. Is it just for WIP's?

      Delete
  3. This is so very sweet! The mermaid fabric was a perfect choice and the contrasting fabric on top makes it that much more special. And those buttons! So, so cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lorna. I love those buttons, too!

      Delete
  4. Very cute little dress. I used to make my daughter dresses when she was little. She is in her 20's now and asked me to keep all the dresses I made for her in case she has a daughter to wear them someday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How wonderful that she loved them so much she wants to dress a daughter in them! I never sewed cloths for my girls, only costumes. It will be different for my granddaughter! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Delete
  5. Such a sweet little dress, love the signature in the seam, great touch!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Judy. I considered a tag, but didn't want anything to irritate her so she wouldn't want to wear it. Also, I finished the bodice lining BEFORE I thought about a tag!

      Delete
  6. What a wonderful little dress. I am looking forward to sewing for a great granddaughter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A GREAT granddaughter! How exciting! Congratulations!

      Delete