Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ghost Wing Geranium Dress

I finished my daughter's birthday dress just in time for her 2nd birthday!

Bribed with stickers and singing Happy Birthday to her repeatedly.  She's wearing a pink t-shirt under the dress because it was a little chilly.

I used the Geranium dress pattern from Made By Rae.  My little girl is so skinny I decided to make the bodice the 18-24m size, but keep the skirt in the 2T size.  I could have gone done a size smaller even, but want her to have some room to grow!

Buttons found at Hobby Lobby.

The fabric is linen Ghost Wing in Aqua by Anna Maria Horner.  I loooove the linen--it was light and easy to work with, and washed beautifully!

My son insisted on posing with her.  He was pretty jealous of all the birthday attention she was getting.

The only thing I wish I had done differently is to make the cap sleeves instead of the flutter sleeves so the bodice butterfly wings would reach out a little further.  But now that it's done it seems like a small thing to regret--plus the flutter sleeves are adorable!

20 comments:

  1. Holy moly! It took me a minute to get past that sweet baby smile to see the dress. Beautiful (the baby and the dress)!!

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  2. They are so freaking cute!! <3 The dress is adorable. I actually really love the flutter sleeves!

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  3. Oh my! I want one! Oh yeah, and one for my daughter too! Flutter sleeves--what could be more appropriate for a butterfly dress? I wouldn't lose sleep over cap sleeve regrets. Totally adorable.

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    1. Thank you! Before I made it I probably lost sleep trying to decide on which sleeves, haha. I wish I could get that ghost wing fabric on the grey, I would totally make myself a dress with that!

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  4. Absolutely amazing dress!!! So gorgeous!!!
    Congratulations on the pretty dress!
    Esther
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  5. That's absolutely gorgeous Renee! I think I might have to buy that pattern - my 3 year old is finally happy to wear dresses :o)

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  6. Sew-Weet! Love the dress. And your kids are adorable! Congrats on such a gorgeous finish. And Happy 2nd B-Day!

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  7. Adorable! Both the dress and the sweet kids. Aw! You are a finishing machine this week, Renee. You go girl! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  8. SOOO CUTE! Love this! And seriously, you've been busy this week! Love all of your finishes!

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  9. Such a beautiful dress and your model is adorable.Great pics!!

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  10. So stinkin' cute!! Perfect fabric for a perfect dress on a perfect cutey! And those boots!

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  11. Everything you make is so lovely! The little boots are too SWEET! Thank you for linking up to http://gogokim.blogspot.com/2014/03/welcome-to-sewjo-saturday.html!!!!

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  12. Aw!!!!! She is beautiful and so is her little dress!!!!! Just adorable!!!

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  13. So pretty! Love that Ghost Wing fabric as a Geranium.

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  14. Cute dress and kids! Plus the fabric is perfect.

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  15. Beautiful dress, and two little sweethearts too.

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  16. So cute! Just love the boots with it, too!

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  17. Such a cute dress and little girl! They grow up too quickly!!!

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