A Geranium Top For Willow

Geranium Top

I sewed a top for Willow! And I love it! It's the Geranium Dress pattern by Made By Rae and it's the cutest thing ever! Start to finish it took one afternoon. Sewing is so incredibly quick compared to knitting! It is so lovely to get that instant gratification sometimes. 

I picked up these cotton fabrics at a quilt show recently with the intention of turning this combo into this exact top and I am pleased to say that it all worked out exactly according to plan! Don't you love it when that happens? 

Geranium Dress

Above is Willow decked out in head to toe custom Jenna Rose. Jenna is one of my best friends and when Willow was born she gifted us these gorgeous items that she made using her own screen printed fabrics. She used the Geranium Dress pattern with the gathered skirt and sleeveless top. For the sake of variety I made my top with the pleated skirt and cap sleeve options. I love them both equally! 

As I was making it I kept thinking that I had done something wrong because it was so tiny! I would check and double check and confirm that I was on the right track, though it really felt like I was making dolls clothes.  

The truth is I am not the best sewer (sewist?) My projects rely quite heavily on aggressive ironing. But I'm getting better! I made button holes and everything for this top and I am incredibly proud! I love the style, with skinny jeans? SO CUTE! and I can see myself making many more of these as the years go by, with a coordinating cardigan for the winter months of course. ;).