mint and coral geranium dress

mint and coral geranium dress

Little Miss Sadie has been in need of some new church dresses-she keeps growing straight out of them! (these days, they go straight to Charlotte-those two have the same waist & chest measurements!)

So I settled in for some Sunday sewing and made Rae’s Geranium dress, for the umpteenth time.

Click here to see all the Geraniums I’ve made! it’s a lot.

mint and coral geranium dress

It usually takes me FOREVER to select fabric. I agonize over matching etc…it’s really lame I know.

But this time these two fabrics practically jumped into my hands and cried out to be made into a dress!

The bodice is shot cotton (don’t remember what color or where I got it) and the mint striped fabric is vintage-found on Etsy I think.

mint and coral geranium dress

It’s actually my first time using the flutter sleeve and now I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner. It’s so perfectly feminine and just the right amount of frilliness. Sewed up the pleated skirt since I thought it would work best with those wide stripes.

mint and coral geranium dress

  I made a 4T bodice and 5T skirt length-plus an inch. Wanted to make sure it lasts for awhile. I wish I’d lowered the bodice just an inch or two, maybe next time.

mint and coral geranium dress

I added these fun metallic buttons on the back-kinda the “jewelry” of the dress!

 mint and coral geranium dress

She’s a fan! and I love this pic-gives me an idea of how she’d look with shorter hair-we’ve been planning on chopping some off since it gets pretty tangled but haven’t yet. maybe soon….

Comments

  1. She’s so pretty. My girls also have the same waist and chest measurement despite being about 3-4″ off in height. Makes hand-me-downs easy! I like how you finished the flutter sleeves with the simple zigzag. Very cute.

  2. Beautiful colours, love the flutter sleeves. Beautiful model.

  3. so so cute!! great job!

  4. LOVE this!!!! The color combo is spectacular…..

  5. what a sweet little gem that girl!!! The colors are perfect! And I bet that shot cotton is so soft. I love her hair and she’d look equally as cute with shorter hair. :)

  6. SO pretty! You’re dresses always make me wish I had a girl :) I love the coral and mint together!

  7. love love this version! the colors are so perfect for spring! I lvoe the buttons and sleeves! adorable!

  8. Megan W. says:

    Love this! I think I’m going to go Geranium for my two girls’ Easter dresses. :)

    p.s. I’ve heard fabulous things about the Wet Brush for long straight hair. I just got the Tangle Tamer for my daughter and I and it gently brushes out our curly hair.

  9. I have a daughter pretty much the same age as Charlotte… Up until about eight months ago, we kept her hair at about chin length most of the time because if it got any longer the knots were unbelievable. She had it cut last August and then decided she wanted to grow it long. Weeeelll, fast forward to now and she is begging for me to cut it because she cries every time I brush it out. I’m a little sad, but shorter hair is WAY easier to comb out and it does look super cute too. ANYWAY, totally cute dress, I love the unexpected colour combination!

    • that’s what I keep hearing! they both have chunks of shorter hair from their own “trimming sessions” so it really needs to be done…I just have to psych myself up for it! lol

  10. seriously that first photo is KILLING ME!!! love it. our little gals are becoming quite the models these days, eh? haha. fantastic dress too, such a good combo.

  11. Love the dress! And I LOVE that first pic of Sadie! It’s so dramatic! haha!

  12. Omg that first shot. Hahaha amazing. Great fabric combo. I’m pretty certain that I used that exact shot cotton as the bodice of clover’s Easter geranium dress a year ago. Lol! It looks great with mint

  13. Oh I just **Swooon** over your little darling girl. She makes everything look so sweet.

  14. Jess, those photos are stunning! The dress is fabulous. Love the colour combo, the buttons and the flutter sleeves :)

  15. Love the dress! She looks darling in it. Church dresses are hard to keep up with; I always forget that my oldest has grown out of everything until 20 minutes before church on Sunday morning. I am always grateful for my sewing skills for them too- retail for size 7 dresses is more than I am willing to pay :) Lucky for us, we have lots of girls to keep those lovely handmade dresses busy, right??? :) Well, once again Jess, you are inspirational!

  16. I love these photos! Sadie is just darling. And that shot cotton is oh-so-pretty, especially with those buttons. =)

  17. That coral fabric is divine! Love your choice of buttons too.

  18. Such a gorgeous dress (and girl): These colors look like they are meant to be together :)

  19. LOVE the fabric and button choices. Your daughters are precious!! How do you ever find the time to sew so much!?

    • I make time! lol not really but Ava takes good naps and the older girls are good at entertaining themselves…or bugging me, but either way I have most afternoons!

  20. Another job well done Jess! This too is one of my favorite and go to patterns. I just love how quickly they come together. Beautiful color combo as well! Aren’t you glad that you gave the flutter sleeve a try?!

  21. She is OWNING that dress! So fierce. I think her hair would be adorbs with that cut! Love the deep side part!

  22. Genevieve says:

    I am so inspired by the color/pattern you went with that I am presently whipping up two in an homage to the innumerable Jess from CINO! : )

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