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.
It 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.
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.
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.