Sunday, 11 May 2014

Improvisational Pleating and a baby geranium dress.

I was pretty excited to sew up this dress for An from Straight Grains competition, admittedly I was more excited to get squishy cuddles from this one and her big sister!  

I used the Geranium Dress  pattern in size 0-3m for my little 6 week old niece. As this is an improv pleating exercise I used the method Faux Seams - you can find the tutorial here.

I love how this turned out and will definitely be using it more! I already have 3 more in the pipeline for the next size up.

The rest of the information:
Very sweet tiny mother of pearl buttons down the back.
Top of the bodice is a quilting cotton in a pumpkin colour - lined in some orange floral that I am not sure of a name.
Skirt piece is Cloud 9 organic floral from their Garden range. 

The pants are organic jersey knit in 'Gelato'. Pattern found here.

And now for some other cute baby photos!

 Her squishy cheeks are coming in. 

 Behind the scenes: Spit up and a big yawn.

 But seriously, this face?

I mean seriously! 

And a kiss from the big sister.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The dress turned out so wonderfully. Your fabric choice is really sunny and bright. That geranium dress pattern is also one that I've used, so quick to see up. I like your use of pin tucks here!

  2. It's just the perfect summerdress you've created for your niece... Very lovely and happy (and she's just the cutest!)

  3. I just wanted to drop by to thank you for participating in the contest. I was so happy to see you participate with such a beautiful dress (and baby :-)), Catelyn!
    xo, an