Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sewing: Angel Sleeve Dress for Easter


Ahhh, Spring! More than ever this year I am happy it's here. I am madly sewing, and some of it is for Easter. All of it should be, but I've been distracted (again) by playing around with this pattern. My Angel Sleeve Dress. Some tweaking. Multiple sizes. Variations just for fun. It is so quick and easy it seems I can crank one out and still have time for whatever is truly pressing. We'll see! Two more Easter dresses to go, and I've already spent (squandered?) one day reorganizing closets. I think it's a sign my energy is back. I'm so glad.


My sister called today and asked, "aren't you sewing some Easter dresses?" in a nice way of getting to the fact that she was a bit bored with my postings of late. I know. It's been a lot of crochet and it probably isn't for everyone. But it's been a good kind of posting for me. Very functional. A bit more left-brained. It was something I'd been intending to do for some time and the timing was just right even though it wasn't the most seasonal of topics. Required less energy. I have learned this year that there is a limit to my physical and emotional energy and I had to put the good stuff into the people who needed it. The more creative projects had to wait. Times and seasons. Patience. All those good lessons.


The crochet series will continue though not as solidly as it's been going. I've got lots of other stuff to share now that the sewing flurry has started.  I don't have the pattern for this Angel Sleeve Dress ready yet but I'll have it a bit after Easter if you're interested. It's the simplest of dresses and there's a blouse version too.  I added daisy appliques to the hem of this one. It's all daisies for us this Easter. Assuming I get to the other two that is. I've got a few more days!


This fabric is She Loves Me Not in Floral Yellow by A.E. Nathan. So sweet and vintage looking. Tess loves it even though she gave me much of her typical scowl while trying it on for me. It's just her way of acting more "two" than her true eighteen months.


I hope your Spring is off to a good start reorganizing closets, or sewing, or swinging outside. Regardless it's nice to have the fresh air and sunshine.


20 comments:

Emily said...

Love the fabric and appliques. :) My daughter requested I leave her sleeves like angel sleeves too instead of adding elastic to them. :)

Mommafo said...

AFTER Easter? Awwwwww!

Annelies said...

I will patiently wait for the pattern...well not ALL that patiently. And speaking for ME, I LOVE the crochet series. I just had ten blessed and lovely days OFF and used them to teach myself to crochet. Thanks for your help it is all looking very presentable!!!!

Rachel said...

I love the yellow fabric. My daughter is wearing yellow for Easter too.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I would be very interested in this pattern! Absolutely beautiful, I only learned recently that these sleeves are called angel sleeves. just lovely. Happy Easter!

Denise L said...

Hi, Glad you are doing better and are sewing. Love the dress, so pretty, thanks for sharing.

melsdaisypatch said...

Oh you dress and little model are soo cute!! Love the daisies!!!

RedSparrow said...

So sweet! I love the little daisy appliques on the hem!

Jennifer said...

Was wondering what you were going to do for the girls for Easter this year. Yellow's always been a fave and daisies are perfect -- as is T's slightly pouty expression in the middle pic. Adorable!

klee1 said...

Adorable! I would love the pattern. Such a precious little model you have.

Kathy

kathy said...

Well, I for one have been LOVING you crochet postings. They are of published book quality, and we are lucky to get them I think! I have loved them all.

TGM said...

Sign me up for the pattern. Can hardly wait.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Oh A, it's adorable! Tess looks very cute in her dress. You could have just done 3 of those for easter... paired with little jackets incase it was cool. (Ok, so that would be more work... I'm sure jackets aren't as easy as a dress!).
Hope your easter was wonderful and memorable.
Sheree x0x

Paula said...

Beautiful, as always. But my favorite? You sister comment! Love my sisters! And my, Miss Tess is getting so grown up! Hope your Easter celebration was a happy one.

The Cottage Mama said...

Ha! I was just about to say the same thing as Paula......'Beautiful, as always'. I mean, really......is there anything you don't do without total loveliness, grace and style? I think not :).

Hope you are doing well! Lindsay

Nite Nite Mommy said...

So beautiful!!!!! Your pictures and tutorials are amazing. Thanks so much for your attention to detail and your amazing design aesthetics. Love!

k a t y said...

Love your Easter dresses--not too much frill, but with the perfect amount of girliness and touch of vintage. Delightful.

Ina said...

Absolutely love love LOVE this dress! When do you think you would have the pattern available? My youngest daughter's birthday is coming up in May and I would love to make this dress to be her gift.

Anneliese said...

@Ina: Thank you! I'm hoping to have this pattern available in the next week or two--just have one more version to sew up.

Ina said...

Anneliese: YAY! I'll be on the lookout! :D Thank you!

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