I have a cute baby dress sewing project to share with you today. One of my good friends had a baby girl a little while ago, and I wanted to make her something I hadn’t made before. I hunted around the internet a bit and found the free Little Geranium Dress pattern from Made By Rae.
I also had just the right fabric–a 100% cotton kitty-cat polka dot double gauze from Cotton + Steel, left over from making this shirt back in 2016.
The Little Geranium Dress comes in one size–newborn (0-3 months).
It’s a great way to give this pattern a try, which can be purchased in larger sizes with additional details from the designer. In the newborn size, the pattern creates a sleeveless dress which buttons up the back and has patch pockets, whose sole purpose is ultimate cuteness.
This dress can easily be worn in summer as is or in cooler weather over a long-sleeved onesie with a sweater.
It only takes a little bit of fabric and sews up quickly. The bodice is lined, which makes everything look nicely finished.
I used some vintage buttons from my stash for the back, which seemed just right for this dress. I even put my knots on the outside so that they wouldn’t irritate sensitive baby skin.
I tried to sign the inside, but I think I need some finer point fabric markers.
I got a few recommendations from my mom, but if you have a favorite fine-point fabric marker for signing quilts or garments, please share in the comments!
Making this dress was a fun, quick project as well as a great scrap buster.