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A New Geranium Dress


I whipped up a new Geranium Dress for kiddo to wear to church. She is growing so fast, I’m not able to keep up! This is a super quick sew, and the results are always fantastic. I sewed up a straight size 4 and added some extra length (I’d like this to last a few months anyways!). 


The fabric is a cotton blend mystery from the bargain bin at Fabricland. I couldn’t pass it up at $2/meter! Plus, J is huge into polka dots. So am I šŸ™‚

Geranium Dress

I’ve made the Geranium before (here), and I love the clean lines of this dress. The faux cap sleeve makes it come together SO quickly, and since I used Kam snaps (none of these are affiliate links – I just use ’em and love ’em!) for the back closure, I was done in about 1 1/2 hours from cut to finish! I also sewed it all on my Juki, so things like the skirt side seams and hem went SUPER fast. If you’ve sewn on an industrial machine before, you know what I mean! I  love that thing! It takes me back to my tailor shop days….

Geranium Dress

I purposely left the dress plain without any type of contrast piping or decoration. That way it goes with so much more! And this girl loves to accessorize!

I’m working on a capsule wardrobe for J (you can read more about how that works here), and this will be part of it. I’m sure it won’t be completed until winter is over, but I’m going to at least take a stab at it! Also, I’m itching to make some cute baby clothes. 

Geranium Dress

Can you believe how big these two are??? SLOW DOWN!!!

DSC_0316aHappy Sewing!

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2 thoughts on “A New Geranium Dress”

    • Thanks! I think they’re pretty great šŸ™‚ And you’re so right – I totally forgot that I did that with the gathers! Just a preference, I guess.

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