Kid’s Clothes Week is starting tomorrow (or today, depending on your time zone), so I might take the opportunity to show you probably a last summer dress (there were actually a few more, but I’m not sure if they will be shown here).
This dress was not actually planned in advance, but the day before our summer holidays, I realized that a favorite Geranium dress was lost (it was later found at a cousin’s home so it all end up well) and that was all I needed to know.
Obviously, she didn’t need another dress, but would I miss the opportunity to sew her another one?
Yeah, that’s what I thought (PS. Thank you for the thumbs up, I knew you would understand me).
Although this new Geranium is rather simple, due to the clever (if I might say so myself) fabric choice it become a perfect dress for travelling (it doesn’t wrinkle and it’s very comfortable to wear when the weather is hot and humid).
I used a navy stripe seersucker from Children’s Corner Store (bought on a summer sale) and added a Liberty piping to the waistline. As most things in life, simple is better. No fancy bows, frills or busy prints and yet, I still love it so much.
I did, nevertheless, added some beautiful red buttons to the back. Love the pop of color 😉
The Geranium does offer several options but mainly because I was running out of time, I selected a few that made it even easier/fast to sew: cap sleeves, gathered skirt and cutout neckline (which, by the way, were the same options I’ve done before).
My girl is still wearing her previous version which was made one-summer ago (it’s not a fitted dress, so you can actually get a lot of her from it), so I have higher expectations for this one as well. To be on the safe side, I made her a size 8, with a longer hem 😉
That’s all for summer sewing, for the time being.
Don’t forget to visit tomorrow (I won’t commit myself to a specific hour, but I’ll do my best to) for Kid’s Clothes Week! Fall sewing is next …