I made this size 4 Geranium dress back in May for my best friends' daughter Lily. (You may remember her as my part-time Project Run and Play model last year.) Her mom asked me to make a dress for her to wear at the birthday party, so I had her come into Sewn Studio (where I work) to pick out the fabric.
This Sarah Watson Extravagarden print had been in the shop for a while. I love the whole Luxe in Bloom line, but I hadn't really paid a lot of attention to this one on it's own. But my friend picked it and pointed out the lizards hanging out there on the flower stems. Suddenly I was in love with it! I can't believe I had never noticed those chartreuse critters before.
For the bodice lining I used a coral Kaffe Fassett shot cotton. I just love that stuff. Someday I'll buy a lot more of it in every color. I just love how perfect this color is with the main fabric, even if you never see it. A secret perfect detail. I didn't get a picture of the dress on Lily at the party, but her and her mom were both happy with it.
Here's a shot of how those lizards look scurrying all the way up the back. The print is a really gorgeous repeat that worked well on the Geranium pattern. I'm so glad I got to use it, even though I might never have bought it for myself!