Sunday, August 3, 2014

A firefly geranium

A month or two ago I saw the most adorable border print fabric and I really wanted to make my niece a dress from it.  I used the Geranium dress pattern from Made by Rae.  It was pretty quick and easy to sew - I could probably get one done in an afternoon(although I didn't with this one).  The biggest challenge was maneuvering the little pieces in my sewing machine. 
The fabric is incredibly adorable!
I used a coordinating print (fireflies in jars) and this tutorial/pattern to make a matching pair of bloomers to go under the dress. I'm pretty sure they'll be way too big, but the dress will also probably be a bit big right now, too.  I made the smaller size of bloomers and the 12-18 month size dress.
I happen to have an embroidery machine, and a.week before I sewed the dress I happened to see a firefly embroidery pattern for free on Urban Threads, so it went into the lining as a secret surprise.
This outfit will be a first birthday gift for my niece.


  1. That is the most beautiful dress I have seen!