I only made a few gifts this holiday season, but when I found out I was going to be visiting my favorite lil baby, Logan, I knew I had to make her something. Logan is 7 months old and the daughter of one of my best friends from high school. She lives in LA and she is precious! And since I had Geranium on the brain, I just had to sew up another one!
The pattern is Made by Rae’s Geranium Dress pattern and if you’ve checked out the pattern, you’ll know there are a ton of options you can choose for the dress. I was tempted to stick with my favorite combo (see my eyelet version), but decided I should try something at least a little different! With the advice of Melissa and Kristin, I settled on something simpler for lil 7 month Logan. Tunic length (more practical for the soon-to-be crawler), no sleeves, pleats (Logan is a modern and sophisticated gal) and of course, the notch. I can’t forgo the notch!
Most patterns I own, I’ve only sewn once. This pattern is one I know I’ll sew from over and over again. I already have ideas for lots of cute different Geraniums, but alas, Yuki only has one body. Good thing this pattern goes up to size 5T! Plus it’s a really simple yet beautiful project, so it makes the perfect gift!
Here’s a close up of the notched neckline. Definitely my best yet (out of two), but still not perfect. It’s got a tiny dimple near the bottom that I couldn’t press flat. I’ll get it right one of these times!
The fabric is from the line Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts (you should check out the rest of the line – it’s gorgeous!). I bought it at one of my new favorite fabric stores in the Bay Area, Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley. I’ve gotten a lot of amazing things there recently and if it weren’t across the bay, I swear, I’d be there all the time!
The back closes with 3 beautiful blue buttons just like Logan’s eyes. I was going to sew them on with gray thread, but the needle I happened to grab already had some almost-neon yellow thread in it that I ended up using. Thought it went well.
I made the dress in size 6-12 months and I think it’ll still be a little while before she can wear it. But by then the weather will have warmed up and it’ll be perfect for a crawling and cruising and maybe even walking lil Logan! Oh, they grow up so fast!! *sniff sniff*
I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things around here, but I’ve been a bit under the weather so it’s been tough. To be honest, I haven’t touched my sewing machine since I left for my winter vacation 2 and 1/2 weeks ago even though I’ve already been home for over a week! I’m hoping to get my sewing mojo back again soon. But don’t worry, I’ve got lots of new projects planned for around here, including my post for the Basic Bodice Design series over on iCandy handmade coming up next week!
How are you doing? Did you take a little break after the busy holiday season? Or did you dive right back in?
Precious! I’m seeing this pattern everywhere, so I guess I need to get it too. I bought the Washi pattern and love it. Your friend has one lucky little girl to be the recipient of such a beautiful dress!
Thanks! And yes, you have to get it 🙂 Then you can make matching mother and daughter washi dresses!!
That is really pretty.
This is beautiful! I loved your eyelet version most of all 🙂 thanks for sharing!
that fabric is so sweet for a baby. And of course I really need to buy this pattern. Love it Cherie!
Thanks Jessica! I do think you should buy this pattern. You’d really never need another one until your daughter was bigger than 5T 😉
Such a great dress in a very sophisticated fabric.
it is so cute!
This is adorable! How skilled do you need to be for this pattern? I’m not a novice, but I don’t have a lot of recent sewing practice.
I think this pattern is appropriate for an intermediate beginner. There isn’t anything super tricky about it at all. And once you make the first one, each one after will be a piece of cake!
I LOVE the way it turned out!
Thanks for your help, Melissa!
oh my, what a lovely dress! i hadn’t noticed that pattern before – will have to check it out 🙂
SO cute! Love the fabric choice – I got all nostalgic thinking about when K was that small. There’s something about itty bitty tunics that pull at the heart strings…
Adorable. I’ve not seen a little dress with a little notch in before. Very cute.
Oooh, yes – the notch is my new favorite neckline! Besides the Geranium, there is an Oliver + S pattern that features a notch neckline, the Ice Cream Dress. That’s another pattern I’ve been dying to try 🙂
Logan is such a lucky lil girl to have such a talented and generous Auntie! And I am such a lucky gal to have such a great friend like you my Cherie! xo
oooh yay it’s so great. love the options you chose (wink wink) and the fabrics too. even your serendipitous thread choice ended up perfect! lucky little gal.
this is super sweet- i have my geranium pattern all cut out for my 9 month old… i’m attempting long sleeves though. and voile! wish me luck ’cause i’ll need it!
This is so cute! I love everything about it 🙂
Simple and cute!!
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