I made my daughter an Easter dress. First time! She loved it and so did I. I used the wonderful free Party Dress pattern from The Cottage Home. It was a great easy pattern (18m-5T) to follow and the sizing was right on!!!!!
For fabric I used "Variegated Garden" by Martha Negley and loved the bright pink and shades of green. I also used dark green dupioni silk for the trim and sash. I made my sash removable since I was nervous about washing the silk. I just used large safety pins on the sides and they stayed on perfectly. I attached a big silk flower with a safety pin on the front and she LOVED it!
There is a HUGE bow in the back. Next time I will make it a bit smaller. I had to retie it a lot when she was egg hunting and playing.
The back has 4 beautiful covered buttons that really make the dress look professional. I have a nice stash of smaller and larger buttons from etsy that I can cover. They are fun and easy to do if you've never tried.
With her Easter present, baby polar bear.
I made her a hair accessory last minute from Ashley's tutorial on Lil Blue Boo. It uses a long scrap of fabric, pipe cleaner and some glue.
The skirt is nice and full for TWIRLING!