Summer in the City


It’s nice to share some sewn stitches for a change.


How could I resist this adorable London themed fabric?  It’s so very charming.


How cute is this?  I just love it.


Fabric constraints meant that I couldn’t pattern match the bodice.  So I fussy cut cute scenes instead. I’m happy with how it works.


I cut the skirt as one piece to maintain the integrity of the design, and managed to get an almost perfect match on the seam there.


Thankfully, Miss Button loves it too.

I’ll call that a win!

Project details

Pattern:                             Geranium from Made by Rae

Pattern cost:                     £10 – this is my 5th version, so it’s excellent value for money

Fabric:                               Cotton novelty print from The Buttonhole

Fabric cost:                       £5/mtr (I think).  I used 1 mtr.


18 Responses to Summer in the City

  1. Kim Hood says:

    Button looks gorgeous in that dress. And is that a new pup I spotted?

  2. Wow, that dress is GORGEOUS on Button. The fabric is superb and that is quite a bargain if you have made the pattern a few times. I am in love with the little at on the bike on the back of the bodice. So cute. Adorable puppy. The children must be thrilled to bits if it is theirs. Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I did have folk asking where I’d got it. The best compliment I think. The design is just lovely and it’s a breezy dress for this hot weather. This is such a great pattern. A quick easy sew and perfect for border prints like this. The pup is a joy!

  3. Tialys says:

    Great use of fabric and the fussy cutting worked really well. But, let’s cut to the chase, is that or is that not a new baby of the canine kind photo bombing Button’s modelling shots?

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      That is a new fur baby. He’s George and now 12 weeks old. He’s a joy and already a pro photo bomber. Expect to see more of him soon!

  4. Serena@sewgiving says:

    Perfection! I have this pattern too … and love it for my girls.

  5. Gorgeous dress, beautiful Button and adorable pup!

  6. Caroline says:

    That is absolutely lovely! I know a small person who would like one too! 😊

  7. K-Line says:

    This fabric is perfect! And Button is practically a teenager with that sassy posing 🙂 I’m loving her long hair.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      She’s a teenager in her head too! Why are they in such a rush to grow up. It’s vastly overrated!

      Her hair is so pretty. I’ll be awfully glad when that fringe is grown out!

  8. AnneW says:

    Gorgeous! What fabulous fabric. Little Button is looking rather grown up!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you.
      I do wish the growing up would slow down! But, I suppose, we’d miss such a lot of fun.

  9. Gail says:

    That is adorable! What an amazing print!