My friend had a baby girl, and if there’s anything I like to sew, it’s baby gifts. I think it’s mostly because it’s what I started sewing – things for my girls. But also, what’s not to love about tiny baby dresses. It’s the quintessential item to sew isn’t it? If you haven’t made one of Rae’s tiny Geranium dresses, quick, go sew one right now and find the nearest baby girl.
I don’t think anything is more satisfying than sewing a baby dress. The tricky part was picking out fabrics. I could not stop pulling all the cute fabrics from my stash. It’s hard because, honestly, this dress looks amazing in whatever fabric you choose. I made this gingham one for my niece and almost would have remade it again, until I pulled these beautiful florals from the stash. The tiny floral is a lawn from Robert Kaufman (London Calling 6 – Americana) that I picked up at Olive Juice Quilts, my local quilt shop. I had originally bought it for making pillow cases for Natalie’s room, but after pulling it out I knew it had to become a dress. The other is a super sweet print from Sarah Golden’s most recent collection, Around Town.
I did use snaps after seeing my friend Holly use them on her Geranium. And I think they look really great! I actually miss having Hancock Fabrics, it’s where I got all my buttons from. Joann’s doesn’t seem to have as good of a selection unfortunately. I did check my local quilt shop. I guess I miss the simple metal ones I used to get. If you have any great button sources let me know, okay?
It’s funny how tiny they look, yet, it might be a couple weeks before the dresses fit this sweet baby girl. But I’m so glad I got to make them and can’t wait to see her wear them.
Pattern: Tiny Geranium Dress by Made by Rae (this is the newborn 0-3 size which is free on her website, but she has the pattern for all the sizes up to 12 years!)
Fabrics: London Calling by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Dandelions Around Town by Sarah Golden for Andover Fabrics