Monday, April 13, 2009

Sewing: Easter Dresses for the Girls

I found this fabulous bunny fabric at Home Fabrics. I love that store. Inevitably when I visit I find something I have to buy for my stash because it will be perfect for a little girls dress, or a jacket for me. I found a great fabric there when I was planning Scarlett's nursery and they even located more of it in a store in Idaho and shipped it for me! I bought this fabric before Scarlett was born with no particular plans for it (cute diaper bag? Pillows?) but this spring throught it would be perfect for easter dresses.

Audrey's dress is from a Children's Corner Pattern--Pleats II. which I was lucky enough to purchase on eBay because it doesn't seem to be available anymore. It is such a classic, beautiful pattern! I love it!

It called for purchased lace trim but I used this purchased ruffle trim instead. I was worried about finding the right color--was thinking light blue or maybe green but went with this off-white, which I think works much better. For a little punch of color I added the coral piping--purchased too to save time.

I like using covered buttons and it was fun finding deciding which fabric swatches for which buttons and where.

This pattern results in such a nicely constructed dress: french seams and a deep hem and nice facings. I added some snaps to keep the collar closed nicely in front.

I think Audrey looked darling in her Easter dress! Love that collar and the cute little sleeves and the exaggerated a-line. I wish the weather had been a little more sunny and my backyard a bit more green, but the Easter egg hunt was fun all the same!

Scarlett's dress is from New Look pattern 6842. I think this is a darling pattern. I love all the ruffles! Around the neck, down the front and all the way around the back--girlie!

I used the purchased ruffle trim (which it calls for) and added the piping again.

Scarlett looks pretty serious about the whole thing, but I think she enjoyed herself too!

1 comment:

sertyan said...

Hi Anne,

I was so in love with Audrey's Easter dress here that I made one inspired by hers. You can see it here!


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