4.21.2011

Easter Dresses

Now this is why I sew. I love, love LOVE when a project in my head actually comes out looking like I want it to. I'm not sure I've ever made something I like so much. So... one down, two more (partially done) to go!


Close-up of the fabric:


It's hard to see it not in real life, but the shirring caused the embroidered flowers to gather up as tight little puffy flowers... love:


There is some debate about whether or not to add the ribbon (Breanne doesn't really want it), but I think it looks better with it. What do you think?


To give credit where credit is due--I based this dress off of images of Made's Summer Vacation Dress, with a lot of help on the sleeves from my wonderful friend e. over at pinksuedeshoe (this is almost the same as her Turtle Dress). I love the look of the shirred bodice, and it's so easy to do! I changed it up from both of those, though, with my own addition of a circle skirt. I love me some circle skirts. Minus the hem, but that's a different story. :)

make it wear it

19 comments:

Katherine said...

That is absolutely darling! Did you do the shirring yourself? I'm very impressed with the dress. And I think, yes, add the ribbon.

Anna said...

Really darling. I like the ribbon but it does look just fine without.

I need to investigate elastic thread, this is not the first time I've heard of it's amazing properties...

*Aliese* said...

LOVE it. I have the same question as Katherine...Did you do the shirring yourself?? If you did, please share your knowledge; I'm totally impressed! Also, I vote YES on the ribbon.

Katie Rogerson said...

I LOVE it!!! You did such an amazing job! And I think it's so sweet with the ribbon. If Breanne doesn't like it, oh well. At least you can make the other two wear the sash. :) And you're right, the yellow is much softer than the swatch you showed me. Seriously cute fabric. Seriously cute dress.

Shi said...

very cute! and I am very impressed... especially with the shirring... wow... I think it is cute without the ribbon but with is cute too. :)

gilian said...

That is so cute. I'm proud of you.

Did you leave out the zippers then?

The Kilger Family said...

I love it! I agree, I like the ribbon, but it is also cute without it. Your girls will look adorable on Easter!

Emma Lilly said...

LOve the dress, so cute. I would say if she's going to pout with the ribbon forgo. on just that one. It looks good both ways. More sunday dress with the ribbon. More I'm going to a picnic the other way. And I to am impressed.

Mandi said...

Oh, oh, oh, this is just too cute. I, too, love that feeling when the image in your head matches with the real-world product. :)

You always find the cutest patterns and really helpful tutorials--thanks for the links and for sharing your projects. It's really inspiring!

just corby said...

LOVE! The fabric is darling!

BECKY said...

love the fabric!!! great job!!!!! i prefer the ribbon too.

Merrells said...

So cute and springy! And I vote yes on the ribbon. Well done!

Meredith said...

So cute!! I love it. Also, I like it better with the ribbon. Good luck with the other dresses!

Tannie Datwyler said...

I love it Jessie - it's beautiful and I really like the ribbon. But I'm guessing since it's Breanne's dress you'll have to cave and leave it off. It looks good without too.

Lynne said...

I love it! I vote for the ribbon. The punch of white really finishes off the dress.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh it turned out so cute! I like it with the ribbon, but not if you have to fight her about it. And your sleeves look perfect! Can't wait to see them in action!

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

I LOVE these!!! Your girls look like little princesses! Great fabric...love the shirring...everything!

luvinthemommyhood said...

So adorable! Great job! Thx for your sweet comment too :)

Jason and Shari said...

Love these. Would you be interested in sell them? If so what size were your girls when you made them? I have three girls ages almost 4, 2 and 8 months. Thanks. Please feel free to email me. sharicagle01 at hotmail dot com