Sarah's First Geranium

I've jumped on the bandwagon and sewn Sarah her first Geranium dress. I made the dress right before our summer trip to Malaysia last year. She needed some light and airy clothes suitable for Malaysia's hot and humid weather, and Geranium seemed like a perfect choice. 

I did take pictures of her in the dress while we were there, but she was all squirmy and they turned out to be blurry. These shots were taken back in December last year. I had to put on an extra layer on her because it was pretty cold. 

Our yard, yesterday afternoon.

Our yard, yesterday afternoon.

Speaking of cold, is it normal to have snow in mid April? We've had several warm days in last week. But yesterday in snowed again! We just moved to Great Lakes, IL in September last year, hence I wasn't sure what to expect. We were in Washington before this. I love winter. I think it's magical, but I am so ready for Spring!

Anyway, back to the dress. Sewing this dress is a breeze. True to what everybody on the sewing blogosphere have been raving about, the pattern is indeed awesome. The instructions are very clear, and most importantly, there are a lot of illustrations to help me with the sewing process. One couldn't go wrong with it. I really love that the pattern comes with a couple of design options, with a range of sizes, from newborn up to 5T. There is also an option for sizes ranging from 6-12, but one has to buy a separate pattern for it. Considering how versatile it is, I don't mind paying for another one when the time comes!

For Sarah's first Geranium, I chose to make a dress for her with a notched neckline, faux cap sleeves, and a pleated skirt. I used white and black polka dot fabric from my fabric stash. I bought it from Jo-Ann. Nothing really fancy. Now that I know first hand that the pattern works really well, I am more confident to use more exciting and sumptuous fabric.

The Geranium is definitely going to be one of my go-to patterns. It has this classic look with clean finish to it that I really love. It's definitely worth the money since I can make a few variations out of this one pattern. 


  • Type: Dress
  • Pattern: Geranium from Made by Rae, view B
  • Size:12-18 months 
  • Date Started: Jul 28 2013
  • Date Completed: Jul 29 2013
  • Skills: Cutting, Marking, Basting, Button Holes, Button Placket, Pleated Skirt
  • Fabric:
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White and Black Polka Dot Cotton Fabric from Jo-Ann fabric