It's likely you've been seeing a lot of these Geranium dresses around lately, and for good reason. This pattern by Rae is fabulous. It's simple, but looks like something you spent ages making. It's straightforward, but has just enough details to make the design feel extra special. I want to make so many more now!
In two weeks we are going to Las Vegas for my younger brother's big wedding. We are very excited. Hendrix and I are both in the wedding, so we have our duds set, but Elsie needed something fantastic to wear. I knew I would make the pleated and notched version of this pattern, but I agonized somewhat over what fabric to use. I needed to avoid buying something new for this, but it had to be something that would coordinate well with my bridesmaid dress and the colors of the wedding. Luckily, this recent purchase from Fabric Shack fit the bill. It's Tula Pink's Meteor Shower in Aquarium. My dress is purple, so it works without matching. But it does match my Mom's navy dress, which she is pretty excited about since her and Elsie are best buddies.
I was happy to get all the pieces cut out of only one yard, besides the lining. I had to do a little finagling with it so I didn't end up with any orbs cut in half on her mid-section. I was worried the bigger print might be a little too funky, but once I cut the pieces cut I knew I was going to LOVE it. On the back I used three perfect little aqua buttons from Destri. I really love buttons on the back of a dress.
Elsie is a big fan too. She's just happy any time she gets to wear those adorable sparkly shoes (Target.) I'm glad my little tomboy who prefers trains over princesses at least likes getting dressed up. Next up is a Washi for me to wear to the rehearsal dinner. If I can get to it in time... it's my year of selfish sewing right? Gotta make it happen!