Have you seen the Geranium Dress over at Made By Rae? I was looking for a pattern with pockets because my little one LOVES the pockets. I had heard about this dress by many a sewing blogger, so I dove in and bought the pattern.
Let me just say Rae does not disappoint! The pattern is super easy to follow and the fact that I only had to print out the pages with the sizes that I needed…perfect.
For my little one, I went with the size 3 bodice and size 2 skirt. I used a fancier fabric because the dress is for my cousin’s wedding at the end of the month. The pattern calls for the bodice to be lined, but because of the occasion, I lined the skirt as well. I am in the process of adding a ruffle to the lining to make the dress a little fuller.
I decided to make a little belt that Baby A can wear with it. I just made a simple one using grosgrain ribbon and a snap.
I used covered buttons and snaps for the back closure. My sewing machine is getting serviced right now, so I had to sew the belt by hand. I haven’t done anything by hand in so long and I could tell that I needed to practice more.
Here’s a picture of the lining with the ruffle pinned into place. I discovered that I don’t really care for working with silky fabrics. It’s pretty and it feels nice, but what a pain!