Retreat Finishes

Wee Wander Geranium Dress by Amy Friend

I didn’t accomplish as much as I thought I would at retreat. Perhaps it’s because I was more chatty than last year. How could I help it? I was sitting with my mother to one side, and Peg from Sew Fresh Fabrics across the table. Plus, we were sitting close to the snack table so we had lots of visitors.

Before I left, I promised my girls that I would make each of them a Geranium Dress using Wee Wander by Sarah Jane. The pattern is by Made by Rae and can be purchased here. I’ve been very happy with it and highly recommend it. It’s a classic girl’s dress with a button closure and a couple of sleeve and neckline options. I have made it the same way each time though because I favor the cap sleeve and keyhole at the neckline.

Wee Wander Geranium Dress by Amy Friend

I made this goof ball the size 6. She can still fit into her size 5 dress but the weather for this dress is still a few months away here in New England and I want it to last through the summer.

Wee Wander Geranium Dress by Amy Friend

I made a size 12 for big sis. I fussy cut both tops so that a horse was placed in the center front. On the littler dress, I was able to put the horse with rider there but it would have meant wasting a lot of fabric cutting the size 12 that way so I centered it on a regular horse. Both are cute. The dresses have hot pink buttons in the back.

Wee Wander is selling fast. You can still get some of the prints at Fresh Squeezed Fabric and the Fat Quarter Shop.

I will try to post pictures of all these spring dresses being properly modeled with white sandals and sunshine as soon as the girls can do that without turning purple and getting covered in goosebumps. The next dress I am sewing is the Oliver & S Garden Party Dress. It’s all cut and just waiting for sewing time.



  1. Penny looks mighty pleased and why shouldn’t she be? Really cute dresses. Now for the warm weather so they can wear them……:-)

  2. Oh my goodness is Penny getting taller!!! What a grin!;)

    Gotta have sleeves here today…we got about 9″ of the white stuff….hopefully this is winter’s last hurrah!

  3. Michele T says:

    Very, very sweet model and both dresses are darling!

  4. Oh my, what a pretty girl in a pretty dress!

  5. So cute, love that fabric!

  6. Amy, the dresses are so much cuter when the little girl is modeling it!! I bet Lily likes hers too…..Penny sure does look happy. So, why were you chattier at retreat this year….was it the other people that were there this year that weren’t there last year?? I can’t imagine why you had a problem……!?!

  7. That dress is so darn cute on that little cutie of yours! I would SO have made this for my cutie, but she’s 27 and I don’t believe she’d care for it now – drats!

  8. Dang she is growing fast! That is an adorable pattern and I love that fabric! I like the next one you are using too. Such cute patterns these days!

  9. I love the dress. I bought some of this fabric too. I just couldn’t pass it up.

  10. I’m glad to hear it wasn’t because I kept coming over to distract you! You accomplished way more than I did but I knew I’d be chatting;-) Good times and these dress are absolutely adorable (as are the kids inside)!!!

  11. TOO ADORABLE!!!, the dress and THAT LITTLE ONE! I so LOVE wee wanderer! I per-ordered it, going to make a quilt with largish blocks for my little niece! XXOO, Cat!

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