I must be the last person in the sewingverse to make one of Rae’s delightful Geranium dresses.
Our little friend Vicky turned 2 last week, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to finally bite the bullet on this pattern. It’s available in 2 size ranges, 0-5 and 6-12, and I bought the bundle with both sizes as I suspected that a certain Ms Button would have her beady and stylish eye on this once she saw it made up.
I was super impressed with M is for Make. Not only do they have a delightful selection of fabrics, but I placed my order on Tuesday morning and the fabric was in my hot little hands the very next day. That’s the kind of fabric service we all love, no?
This is a great pattern too. The Husband passed comment at how quickly I had made this dress. It comes together perfectly and very quickly. The dress is lined in white cotton lawn, which you can just see peeping out of the neckline here, and I added a lining to the skirt and hand stitched the bodice lining in place as I didn’t want a line of stitches showing on the bodice. Even so it was done and dusted in an afternoon.
The hard bit was the buttons. I really wanted to pick out the orange on the cat’s cheeks. They do say the Devil is in the details. Thankfully the button stall on Chorley market is something of a marvel and has a good range of colours.
I think they’re a really good match.
I really enjoyed sewing this little dress. As anticipated Ms Button was dropping hints so big they could break your toes, so expect to see some more iterations of this in the very near future.
But first I’ve got her Spring Showers Jacket cut out and ready to sew.
PS…top photographic tip. Don’t photograph a cream dress against a cream cupboard in bright sunlight as you’re dashing out of the door, already late, and with a small boy throwing the screaming ab-dabs because….well I still don’t know what that was all about. Anyway, if you do, you’ll get super-washed out photos that even PhotoShop won’t be able to rescue. See Exhibit A above! Sigh!