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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Party Dress

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.
I hand sewed the back onto a hair clip. It looked cute.

The skirt is nice and full for TWIRLING!
-ellen

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! Everything is so, so lovely. I adore the fabrics you chose and what a brilliant idea adding the silk flower to the front. The hair accessory is perfect as well. Awesome job!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me.........it keeps me very excited to offer new free patterns when I see what others are creating from things I post on the blog. So thanks again!

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