Trixie Geranium Dress

Have you seen Heather Ross’ new collection for Windham Fabrics? It’s called Trixie, and as usual it’s super-sweet and absolutely perfect for little girls. Naturally, these fabrics had me dreaming of a little dress for Elora. After all, Easter is coming later this month and warm weather could show up at any time. Best to be ready!

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I have a few plans in the works to enjoy Trixie fabrics. For starters I’ve selected two favorites that should look lovely on my fair little one. These are Mousies Floral in peach and Field of Strawberries in orange.

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I made up the classic Geranium dress with flutter sleeves and snap closure. It’s a size 2T and fits her nicely (she’s 2 years and 3 months old).

I think this was the first time that Rora understood I was making something just for her. I showed her the fabric and talked about what I was doing. When I told her it was ready, Rora was sooo excited to try on the dress and have herself photographed!

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As much as I enjoy making quilts, it’s nice to mix things up. I’ve made the Geranium dress so many times that it’s almost like sleep walking for me. But really the pattern is great, very well-written. If you’re brand new to sewing clothes but have some experience sewing in general, this is a great place to start spoiling that special little girl in your life.

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I had planned to use the strawberry fabric as a sash or hem band, but ended up preferring to let the Mousies Floral stand alone. This shade of peachy-pink and the delicate floral print - it’s just so lovely all by itself.


However, she’s going to need something to wear underneath to cover up! This is not a picture dress; it’s a play dress! So, today, I whipped up some simple bloomers using Anna Maria Horner’s Knicker pattern. Rora can wear them as shorts or as bloomers under her dress. That’s fun for my strawberry-loving toddler, either way.