Neck bows or “pussy bows” are really trending right now and I knew I needed to add one to the Geranium Expansion Pack! Isn’t it cute? It really stands out when you use a contrasting solid fabric, as shown in this newborn sample made with Liberty of London lawn and a Robert Kaufman Greenwich solid:
The neck bow cleverly utilizes the the U-shape cutout from original Geranium Dress pattern. The ends of the bow are nicely hidden between the bodice and the lining of the dress.
As far as difficulty, making the two bow pieces is not at all difficult, but sewing the bow into the U-shape can be a bit tricky. I’d give it an “intermediate” level rating, but it’s not too hard to tackle, especially if you’ve sewn the keyhole neckline before.
I’d recommend choosing a lighter fabric for the neck bow if possible; this makes it not only easier to sew into the dress, but also easier to tie!
Here’s a peek at one that I made in size 8 for Clementine for Easter; I’ll post more pics of this dress soon!
The pink dress from the cover shoot really highlights how even in a solid matching color, the neck bow really stands out beautifully.