I posted a picture of another Geranium dress I made during Kids Clothes Week, and I thought I would share some more pictures as part of the Vintage May series hosted by Jessica from Craftiness is Not Optional and Kristin from Skirt as Top. I love using a modern pattern to make a timeless dress. The simple feedsack-ish (I know, not a word) orange print, cream linen fabric and pearl buttons all help give this dress that vintage feel.
This dress pattern might be my favorite pattern EVER! I thought I would mention that just in case you couldn't figure it out from the many Geranium dresses/tunics/tops that I made recently :)
I made a size 18-24 months but lengthened the bodice by 1" and shortened the skirt by the same amount. I cut the skirt from the gathered skirt pattern piece before I remembered that I wanted to make a pleated skirt. I didn't want to re-cut it, so I tried using math to make my own pleats. That worked, but I did have to recalculate a few times. I used to be much better at math before my kids sapped all my braincells right out of my head :) Next time I will use the pattern piece provided and not rely on my faulty brain!
The buttons are vintage pearl buttons from the 1950s. I am lucky enough to have a husband that came across a bunch of them at an estate he was helping clean out one day. I think he feared for his life if he didn't bring them home to me :) I used four buttons rather than the three called for in the patten because it worked better with the changes I made.
Cream solid - Linen blend remnant from Joann's
Orange print -DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions From Joann's
Button - Vintage pearl from 1950s