The Geranium Dress that will melt your heart

When Beth from my favorite fabric boutique asked me if I was interested in teaching The Geranium Dress designed by Rae Hoekstra as one of the upcoming classes, I was so excited.

cutest geranium dress in honeybees and polka dots | made by a happy stitchIt feels like I never, ever get to sew for girls (of course I did make this sweet dress).  And, while I love, love, love parenting boys I have to admit to a deep ache to make pretty little things for girls!  I had no idea, however, just how much I would love this little dress.  You could speculate that I was simply seduced by the blindingly awesome process of pulling together a dress but the Geranium Dress is an impressive pattern.

honeybee and polka dot geranium dress | made by a happy stitch

I like how the bodice comes together and I love how many adaptations are included…different sleeves, different details on the bodice.  No wonder this is such a classic.

cutest geranium dress ever | made by a happy stitch

I made up a simple version, which is the one I will be teaching and even at its simplest it is just awesome.  A few details: the bodice fabric is a lovely grey polka dot from Andover Fabrics and the dress body is the cutest honeybee print from the designer Bonny Christine for Art Gallery fabrics.  I chose both prints from rock paper scissors, where I teach.

cutest geranium ever! | made by a happy stitch

11 Comments on The Geranium Dress that will melt your heart

  1. kristin
    May 13, 2014 at 11:48 am (4 years ago)

    oh it’s true – sewing for little girls is so heartmeltingly fun. you get to be so bold with prints and everything looks cute on them! i love this dress you made!!

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    • Melissa Q.
      May 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm (4 years ago)

      Exactly! I love it! 🙁 This is a little bit of torture.

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  2. Beth
    May 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm (4 years ago)

    It is too perfect!!!!

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  3. Meghan
    May 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Very cute! I love the fabric combo. 🙂

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    • Melissa Q.
      May 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Such a generous invitation! I most certainly will, thanks for your kind words.

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  4. thesoutherninstitute
    May 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm (4 years ago)

    I love it, Melissa! It’s really too bad you don’t have little girlie-girls to sew for! They would be too cute for words!

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    • Melissa Q.
      May 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh man. It might get totally out of control if I had girls to sew for! can you imagine?!

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  5. Natalie from Sewoutnumbered
    May 14, 2014 at 1:48 am (4 years ago)

    Too cute!! I only have boys too so totally understand. So excited I’m participating in a handmade clothes swap this month and I get to sew for a girl for the first time!!! (not including myself – haha) Can’t wait!

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