Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter dress 2010

Since I have to make a flower girl dress for Miss M for my sister's wedding in May, I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone as they say and make the mock-up be her Easter dress for this year.  I used Simplicity 4337 view A, sort of.  I completely redrew the sleeve so it'll match the style of sleeve on the matron of honor's dress.  I also shortened it and reduced the width of the bodice (by 4 inches!) to fit my petite girl.

It'll make a great summertime play dress too.  It's made from a vintage bedsheet and is fully lined with soft bleached muslin.  I'll probably remove the tulle that's currently attached to the underskirt for ease of play and laundering.  I debated even attaching it in the first place, but I'm glad I did because I got a feel for the construction of the "real" dress.  I actually like this pattern and style a lot and I'd love to make a few more for summer.  I can envision one of lightweight denim or chambray with big saggy patch pockets.

I used my photo editor to enhance the colors in the pictures...sadly our grass is no where near that green.  Today it finally got up to 65...and tomorrow it's supposed to snow again! Boo! At least I'll be stuck inside where I need to be so I can get the flower girl dress done instead of being enticed outside by nice weather!

While we were out I took a few more pictures.  Enjoy!

Little Guy was not feeling very well today.  He got three shots yesterday and was running a bit of a temp today.  Poor thing!

The next two are the same picture of Miss M with two different effects.  Which do you like better? (You can click on them to see them bigger).


  1. pretty, pretty dress! smart move to have the "tester" be something useful.

  2. The dress came out lovely...Your children are so cute! I like the sepia photo better.