I had only heard good things about the Geranium dress pattern by Made by Rae, so I was excited when we started carrying it a couple weeks ago. I started working on it right away, and it was satisfying from beginning to end. You know those projects that come together so smoothly you want them to keep going and going? The Geranium dress was one of those projects for me. And I’m so pleased with the result. Unfortunately, the little baby it’s going to is still a few months out, so I only have unmodeled photos to share with you. You’ll just have to take my word for it - this is one stinkin’ cute dress.
The pattern comes with sizes 0-5T - that’s five years of sewing! There are three or four variations - I went with cap sleeves and a pleated skirt. It’s a simple enough pattern that you could make many other alterations to suit your little one’s taste. The construction was straightforward and the instructions were clear and helpful.
I used fabric from the newest collection from Cotton and Steel. I think this print is just perfect for kids clothing. It’s sweet enough for a baby, but not too young for older kids.
Instead of buttons, I decided to use pearl snaps to close the yolk, and I’m so happy I did. I do think snaps are easier for parents trying to dress a wiggly little girl and safer because they’re less likely to pop off and get swallowed, but I’d be lying if I said that was really why I loved them so much. The truth is snaps are so much faster and easier than buttons!
If you have any little girls in your life that need a new spring dress, I recommend giving the Geranium a try.
Spring break is next week! If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself walking a tightrope of wanting to take advantage of your child’s time away from school and play….and needing to get work done still. So, I’ve gathered a few books together that could help with both of those things. The books offer activities for a range of ages and skills. Some of the projects will involve the help of an older person, while others are geared to guide the young creator through the project on their own. All are chock full of fun, creative ideas!
These books can also be a great way for the young crafters in your life to make gifts for their friends for birthdays, holidays, start to summer vacation…any ol’ reason.
This next book is a beautiful book for grown ups too. It provides instruction on a handful of different printing techniques. Some are so simple you and your young ones can make up your own custom spring break 2015 t-shirts in an afternoon. Or, take on a more involved project like stamping a tablecloth. Fun!
See you soon!
Adrianna has been quite the busy bee with all our new samples! I love these color block pouches made with Moda’s cotton/linen Mochi dot and our new brightly colored brass zippers! The large one is the perfect size for makeup or an evening clutch and the small one will fit your rouge and license for a dancing date night when you only need to carry essentials. We a have beautiful selection of dots and zippers right now so visit soon and stay tuned for some more of Adrianna’s beautiful samples!