Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Posy Geranium!

I've been seeing so many adorable Geranium Dresses in the Geranium dress Flickr pool.  So, in spite of the fact that I need another pattern like a hole in the head (as my father used to say!) I broke down and downloaded it.  What I loved is the fact that it is exactly the type of dress my dress-wearing child likes - a gathered skirt, no sleeves, and pockets.  How could I go wrong?


Well, really, I couldn't go wrong.....

I chose some adorable, soft, sweet fabric from Aneela Hoey's Posy line from Moda.  I love the teeny bunnies!
There are a few shades of pink on a very pale lavender - perfect for my girly girl....I did some embroidery around the neckline to add detail and emphasize the really sweet neckline....






So, here's where I went wrong - the front and back are cut from the same pattern piece - one on the fold for the front, and the back not on the fold.  When cutting the piece for back, I laid my front piece on the fabric and cut around it.  Well, I also sliced a hair's worth of fabric off the fold, resulting in a gaping hole down the front of the dress.....I kind of figured I could hide the mistake in the pleats and just sewed a very narrow seam down the front.  Kind of ugly really....and, next mistake, I sewed the pockets too close together and am way too lazy to pick them out and re-do them.

Other than my mistakes, the pattern is wonderful!  Great options for flutter sleeve, sleeveless, and a faux cap sleeve - all great options for my sleeve-hating child!

The fabric is wonderful - very, very soft base cloth, which would be great for girls clothing or an amazingly soft quilt.  This dress is a size 3T with 4T length.  Fits exactly like my kid likes it.



She loves the dress and won't take it off....success!!

6 comments:

  1. So pretty and I love the colour on her.
    The mistakes don't look at all bad from here!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, from another continent! At least I know what not to do for the next time I make one....

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  2. It's lovely, and the fit looks great. I love your embroidery at the top, too. As for mistakes, I seem to make the same ones every time I sew - and not a thing gets made without a whole lot of unpicking...

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  3. It's so beautiful (both dress and sweet girl)!
    And the color is just perfect on your her! I'm hoping ot get some of this collection for my summer sewing - love the delicate colors and sweet prints!
    Love the embroidery at the top as well (and I second the above, the mistakes are not visible. We often are our worst critics)

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    1. Thanks Ana Sofia! I'm cutting out two more Geraniums right now - won't make the same mistakes over again!

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