Flamingo geranium top

The majority of things I’ve made this year (and my productivity isn’t high at the moment) have been woolly socks for my lovely husband.  However I’ve also been sewing for Miss Button, but getting her to pose for pictures has been a whole other ballgame.  8 is the new 14! Small girls are so stroppy!

However, en route to a friend’s party at the weekend, she was in a good enough mood for a quick 5 minutes of photos, despite the overcast and gloomy weather.


She’s mad for flamingos at the moment so I couldn’t resist this cute and colourful retro Hawaiian flamingo print.  This is yet another geranium top (my fourth time with this fabulous pattern, I think).


Oh she looks so very, very tired.  Summer holidays can’t come quickly enough!


I’ll be honest that I made no attempt at pattern matching.  And because of this I managed to squeeze this top out of a metre of fabric.  I had to skimp a bit on the gathering of the skirt.  We’ve reached a tipping point where I need to start buying a bit extra fabric for her. She’s growing so quickly these days.


Ah….that’s my girl!

As always the Geranium was a quick and simple make that gives great results.  The simple lines really show off the fabric at it’s best.  This is a sweet pattern for little girls and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Project Summary

Pattern:              Geranium from Made By Rae

Pattern Cost:      $10

Fabric:                 Hawaiian-style flamingo print cotton

Fabric Source:   Fabrix, Lancaster

Fabric Cost:        £5.95/mtr

8 Responses to Flamingo geranium top

  1. Tialys says:

    I noticed, when I was in the U.K. recently, that flamingos are everywhere. Fairy lights, fabric, lamps, bags, you name it. They go beautifully on this lovely summer top – a great use for a metre of fabric.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      They are definitely the flavour of the month. I have another flamingo project to share. Slightly more subdued! 😉

  2. Kim Hood says:

    She has grown so much – a real girl not baby now – and she looks lovely in her new top.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you…she’s such a big girl now…and she’s got the attitude to match! 😉

  3. Gorgeous top and beautiful Button, my how quickly she’s growing. Love that fabric, I’d love a pair of palazzo pants in it but I fear I’d need several metres 😏

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Oh it would make splendid pyjamas. You can order it off eBay *cough…enabling…cough*

  4. K-Line says:

    The first thing I thought when I saw the photo was: how does Evie convince her girl to take pics?! (My child was all “talk to the hand” in that phase.) I feel less alone knowing that you can relate 🙂 Good thing she’s so freakin’ cute!!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I get a huge amount of eye-rolling, dramatic sighing and “whatever” at the moment. Then every now and again her old sunny self shines through and I grab the opportunity with both hands. If she’s like this at 8, God help me when she hits puberty.
      Honestly, if she wasn’t so fricking cute she’d be in military school by now!