A Geranium with Cattitude

I must be the last person in the sewingverse to make one of Rae’s delightful Geranium dresses.Geranium pattern front

Our little friend Vicky turned 2 last week, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to finally bite the bullet on this pattern.  It’s available in 2 size ranges, 0-5 and 6-12, and I bought the bundle with both sizes as I suspected that a certain Ms Button would have her beady and stylish eye on this once she saw it made up.

The fabric is Cattitude in Cream by Lizzie House, purchased from M is for Make (where it’s listed as Purrfectly Happy).  Look at those little faces!  And their cheeks!  Totally adorable.

Cattitude 3

I was super impressed with M is for Make.  Not only do they have a delightful selection of fabrics, but I placed my order on Tuesday morning and the fabric was in my hot little hands the very next day.  That’s the kind of fabric service we all love, no?

Catitude 1

This is a great pattern too.  The Husband passed comment at how quickly I had made this dress.  It comes together perfectly and very quickly.  The dress is lined in white cotton lawn, which you can just see peeping out of the neckline here, and I added a lining to the skirt and hand stitched the bodice lining in place as I didn’t want a line of stitches showing on the bodice.  Even so it was done and dusted in an afternoon.

Catitude 4

The hard bit was the buttons.  I really wanted to pick out the orange on the cat’s cheeks. They do say the Devil is in the details. Thankfully the button stall on Chorley market is something of a marvel and has a good range of colours.

Catitude 2

I think they’re a really good match.

I really enjoyed sewing this little dress.  As anticipated Ms Button was dropping hints so big they could break your toes, so expect to see some more iterations of this in the very near future.

But first I’ve got her Spring Showers Jacket cut out and ready to sew.

PS…top photographic tip.  Don’t photograph a cream dress against a cream cupboard in bright sunlight as you’re dashing out of the door, already late, and with a small boy throwing the screaming ab-dabs because….well I still don’t know what that was all about.  Anyway, if you do, you’ll get super-washed out photos that even PhotoShop won’t be able to rescue.  See Exhibit A above! Sigh!


21 Responses to A Geranium with Cattitude

  1. A beautiful dress, very pretty fabric too. The buttons just finish it perfectly.

    • Evie says:

      The fabric is so adorable, I couldn’t resist. And I’m so glad I found the perfect buttons. Phew!

  2. Vicki Kate says:

    This is one very very cute dress! Button is going to look beautiful in it once she’s broken your toes and nagged you into a corner with her subtle hints!

    • Evie says:

      I have been gifted some totally AWESOME fabric for Button’s version. The cats are going to have to wait. I think she’ll let me off the hook when she sees it. Now, if only I could get her jacket finished. Must. Sew.More!

  3. That dress is adorable. I want one in my size. Think that I might have to sneak shop some of that fabric. xx

    • Evie says:

      You need a Washi pattern. The grown up version of Geranium. Made by Rae has a giveaway on at the moment for all of her dresses. Go. Now! It finishes today.

  4. It’s so cute. I love Rae’s patterns! It will look great on Button too! Can’t wait to see it on her.

    • Evie says:

      I have a growing pile of fabric for Geranium tops and dresses for her. Poor child will be wearing nothing else this summer at this rate.

  5. Beautiful, love the fabric! I made my first one last week and agree, it’s a great pattern.

  6. Love those buttons! I have two geranium top patterns cut out … they just need sewing, sigh …

    • Evie says:

      I hear you…her Spring Showers Jacket is languishing in a corner and just needs the lining and zip to be done. My sewjo is nowhere to be seen.

  7. Techiechick says:

    I think the green coat hanger was where you went awry. Otherwise the photos would have been *awesome* 😉

  8. beth says:

    This is absolutely the cutest dress ever, not just the pattern but your fabric and button choice. *sigh* should have had a girl 😉 nope, I love my boys, wouldn’t change them, but if I did have a girl this would be my dream dress.

  9. Liara says:

    So adorable! Makes me wish my DD would wear dresses. Or even take a compliment politely…

    • Evie says:

      Mine is six with the attitude of a 16 year old! Sigh. Thankfully she loves a dress…for now!

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