Little girl's dress with three neckline variations, 2 pocket variations and 3 sleeve variations. Can also be made as a top. Fully lined bodice that buttons up the back.
I made it as a dress, with no pockets, and flutter sleeves.
From the pattern maker: "The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile dress pattern that includes two views. View A features flutter sleeves, a gathered skirt (top or dress length), with an optional notched neckline and an optional patch pocket. View B features faux cap sleeves, a pleated skirt (top or dress length) with side-seam pockets for sizes 18-24 months and up and an optional cutout neckline. Both views feature a lined bodice for a lovely finished effect."
I also made the Peekaboo Bonnet, also from Made by Rae, to match.
This pattern comes in sizes 0-5 or 6-12. I made the 12-18 month size. It fit well in the bodice and was on the long side, which is perfect because it will last longer.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were great.
I was a bit skeptical about the way the flutter sleeves were finished- just zigzagged. But I saw some that were lined and they looked stiff so I followed the instructions and I'm happy with the results.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that there were several different options for the dress. It was easy to make and quick to sew. The dress is super cute.
I used quilting cotton with great results.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. Though next time I would understitch the lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely. I would definitely sew this again and recommend it to others.