Friday, February 25, 2011

Easter Dress sneak peek...


These are the dresses for the little girls... before they are cut and sewn. Blue for Button and Pink for Jellybean. I found this beautiful Somerset Cottage fabric on sale for $3.30 a yard which is half price (at least).

My plan this year was to find a very simple pattern that can be dressed up for Easter with sweaters and hair flowers and then used all Spring and Summer. I don't have a lot of time so I'm going to eliminate linings (we'll use slips if necessary) and trim and just let the little girls be simply beautiful.

I own a couple similar patterns that I really like. I have made Easter dresses with a lovely pattern from Sense and Sensibility. It's a favorite of mine and rather simple but as I said, I'm cutting out the extra minutes this year. I thought about a pull-over style but said 'yes' to buttons at the last minute. 
And decided on this dress from Olabelhe...


It's actually a nightgown pattern but if I don't tell anyone, I'm sure no one will guess. Minimal yardage. Lots of flexibility with colors, patterns and uses.
It's also designed by a homeschooling mother so I'm very happy to support her family.

I think it's awfully nice that Easter is so late this year. There's a better chance for nice weather and a little more time to sew.

6 comments:

  1. oh, I love the patterns on the fabrics!

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  2. Oh! These dresses will be just lovely for your little girls! (I wish I could sew!!)

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  3. That material is full of loveliness!!! Oh how I admire those like you with the gift to sew:-)

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  4. lovely! i'll take two. :)
    wish we were closer, i could use some sewing lessons.

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  5. I love the fabric choices and the pattern! Your girls will look adorable!!

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