I am waaaaay behind on my posting. The other day, I listed all the outifts and concepts I haven’t blogged about yet and realized I have enough to last me three months at 3 posts a week! Haha, crazy, huh?
So, I’m going to spend the rest of January catching up on these posts by sharing pictures and simple comments on each one. Then I can start the rest of the year fresh.
I have a really special one to share with you today. This is Abby’s new Geranium Dress, in Heather Ross’s Snow White (Far Far Away 3). I finished in the week before Christmas, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be Abby’s Easter dress. It’s hiding safely in the closet until then.
I ADORE THIS DRESS!
The pattern is Made by Rae’s new Geranium Dress, and it is AWESOME, you guys. I seriously love this pattern. I’ve sewn many of Rae’s patterns and she’s never led me astray. The directions are clear and thorough, the pictures are helpful, and I always feel like I walk away with a new skill. There are also multiple views for this pattern, so you can buy it once and make so many different dress styles with it. It’s really a great pattern to have on hand if you have a girl, or sew for girls.
My very favorite part? Rae has provided a printing guide, and laid out the pattern pieces in such a way that you only have to print THE SIZE YOU NEED. Really. Only the size you need. No printing 20-something pages, taping them all together, tracing the correct size and then cutting it out. I loved printing one (or two maybe?) pieces for Abby’s bodice size and then a few pieces for the skirt.
(I’m not exactly sure how many pages I printed for Abby’s size because I’m on vacay and can’t check, so don’t hold me to those numbers! But trust me, it wasn’t very many).
I then read all the instructions on my laptop, so I really didn’t have to use much paper, ink, or time to put together this pattern. After that, the instructions were easy to follow and the dress came together in one afternoon. Easy peasy!
Abby’s dress is size 3T and has flutter sleeves, a notched neckline, and buttons in the back.
Abby L-O-V-E-S her new pink dress. Have I mentioned that she will only wear pink, or occasionally teal or purple?