Ages 0-5yr - Chest 16in -23.5in
Level: Intermediate


Once again, I have chosen 2 wonderful patterns for this month’s Infant Complete Dressmaking Kits: The Geranium Dress by Made By Rae Parachute Polo Shirt by Oliver and S With the good news that more restrictions are easing this month and we are allowed to mix a little bit more with friends and family, I decided to focus on a dress and a top that your little one can wear to a party or a picnic. These versatile patterns will become wardrobe staples and you will find yourself making them over and over again as your recipient grows. Both patterns have lovely features that will either build sewing ability or provide you with some interesting techniques that may be new to you. There is no need for an overlocker as both these garments can be made using a regular sewing machine. These complete dressmaking kits contain absolutely everything you need to make each specific garment, from paper pattern right down to a fabric label to finish add the finishing touch to your make.

As with all sewing patterns when selecting size please go by your recipient’s measurements rather than age group. 


This Complete Dressmaking Kit is designed to provide you with a beautiful summer dress for your little one.  A sewing pattern that you can use time and time again as they grow. The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile dress pattern that includes two views and endless possibilities for mixing and matching!  


View A features flutter sleeves, a gathered skirt (top or dress length), with an optional notched neckline and an optional patch pocket.  


View B features faux cap sleeves, a pleated skirt (top or dress length) and, for sizes 16-24 months and up, side-seam pockets along with an optional cut out neckline. 

I have chosen to create this complete dressmaking kit using a wonderful Art Gallery Cotton for the main body of the dress which is 100% Premium Cotton, 125gsm Oeko-Tex Certified and for the bodice lining 100% cotton poplin. These fabrics are fabulous quality and weight, soft to touch and breathable, and therefore kind to your little one’s skin. 


When washing your fabric for the first time I recommend using cool wash cycle with a colour catcher sheet and detergent, personally I wash all my fabric on its own first. 

This dressmaking kit contains: 

  • Paper Pattern: Geranium Dress Made By Rae 

  • 1.75m x 110cm wide of Art Gallery Cotton fabric – Main body of dress 

  •  0.5m x 110cm Cotton Fabric - Lining 

  • 1 x matching Gutermann Thread 

  • 1 x packet of assorted universal sewing machine needles 

  • 3 x Star Buttons 

  • 1 x fabric label – the perfect finishing touch for your dress 


As with all sewing patterns when selecting size please go by your recipient’s measurements rather than age group. 

Infants: The Geranium Dress - Made By Rae Ages 0-5yr (Level: Intermediate)