Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sewing: Aqua Easter Dress for Scarlett


We've got a bit of sunshine to usher in Easter and I'm sewing, sewing... Have to leave time for dyeing eggs though so it's not a full time effort.

 
As you can see I thought I would go ahead and attempt to make the girls Easter dresses despite the very late start. I've got one finished, for Scarlett, and Audrey's about half way there. Not sure I'm going to get there for little Tess. Lucky for her she has a lot (a lot) of hand me down dresses!

 
I've had this particular design on my brain for a while. It could be a pinafore, or worn on it's own. It's a bit like this jumper I made in cotton velveteen for Scarlett last Fall, but the shape is closer to some of my favorite dresses--these Pretty Posie Dresses I made Audrey and Scarlett a few years ago. The sleeves are more full, almost an angel sleeve, but most importantly, they are lined! This time with a luxurious Liberty Tawna Lawn Becci print, which also lines the yoke. I used the print on the covered buttons in the back too. I love it with this aqua cotton velveteen (purchased at the Online Fabric Store, and sadly out of stock--wish they would get in more velveteens!).


I haven't had time to try this on Scarlett so I hope it looks like I imagined. I may need to make another one and tweak. Thinking about a pattern for this dress with a couple options. No time for a dress rehearsal I'm afraid...

I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

13 comments:

Melanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Anneliese. I love the contrast of the plain colour and the patterned fabric to line. Well done. I would love it if you made a pattern in this!!

I finished another picot and lace sweater last week for my little girl, lol This is the 4th one I've made now, it is such a sweet pattern :)

Mereknits said...

YOur girls will look adorable in whatever you have made for them. Happy Easter.
Meredith

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

So sweet! Happy Easter! I love all the cute little girl creations you make!!

Joƫlle said...

Elle est magnifique cette robe turquoise, whouawwwwwww !

Toni Barsi said...

Such a gorgeous shade of turquoise, and I absolutely love the printed lining! Little details like that always make a sweet dress even sweeter!

amy mayen said...

Oh I love the lining & matching covered buttons!

Framma said...

Am new to your blog, but love all your patterns. I have a little 1 yr old great granddaughter that I will make some of your things for. Keep up the wonderful posts!

Ronna said...

You have done a beautiful job!

Tanya said...

Beautiful, I love your designs, I'd love to buy a pattern to add to my large collection of patterns I've bought from you - although can you please make them without the red on the outside as it goes through our colour printer ink really fast so it adds over $10 for me to print them out. I love girls in blue and I'm sure Scarlett will look beautiful. Enjoy your Easter, kind regards and God bless

Emily said...

Beautiful dress! Love the color and lining. Happy Easter!

Elisabetta said...

I completely LOVE this dress, I wish I was still a young lady to have the chance to wear one like this, I would love to make one to my little princess, I adore thise sleeves ^_^

feelincrafty said...

This is beautiful! I am in love with the linig fabric as well! love it!

bulk grommets suppliers said...

Such a phenomenal design! Thank you for posting this :) Cheers!

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