It was only a matter of time before I made one for Lila, and Robin and Kristin kindly expedited my plans by informing me on Friday afternoon that both of their lovely daughters would be wearing Geraniums to our Saturday lunch date, and wouldn’t I like to join in on that photo op? A little more notice woulda been nice, ladies! Just kidding, I’m always up for a friendly sewing challenge.
This wasn’t the fabric I had envisioned for my first Geranium dress, but given the time constraints I ended up having to pick something from my stash. Though not before driving in Friday rush hour traffic with two disgruntled children to the fabric store looking for exactly what I wanted, and then to a second fabric store later that evening, both times to no avail. But I had 1.5 yards of this Amy Butler print on my shelf, and it’d been sitting there for a year, which is probably long enough. So I settled for that. The print is maybe a little bold/loud/large for the dress, but I’m happy enough with it overall. Or maybe I was just happy to finish it on time?
After completing my first Geranium dress I can assure you that the pattern lives up to the hype – besides just yielding an adorable dress, it’s really well written, there are lots of fun mix-and-match options, and the fit is great. This is a 4T, and while Lila will in fact be four next month and it’s totally cliche to say, I am still in utter disbelief I’m sewing anything for this girl in a size 4….