I only made one Easter dress this year. For Little Sister. Here are some photos of her in it. She loves it, and wanted to wear it as soon as it was finished. Just to play in. I made her wait and wear it on Easter. Mean Mom, I know!
The trim is actually piping that I found at The French Seam in Indianapolis.
I decided to use it as an embellishment on the bodice instead of using it the way piping is typically used.
The top fabric is a very sheer cotton I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics. The lining is a heavier textured cotton that I had on hand. The pattern is one I concocted from a pattern I had. I took the bodice and skirt pieces and laid them together and made the front and back each one piece instead of having a seam at the waist. I also took out a good bit of fullness in the skirt too. I was rather last minute getting this done for Easter so it was rather thrown together. But Little Sister loves it and it fits pretty good for as quickly as I did it without trying it first!
Sleeve detail. I simply ran a gather thread up the center of the sleeve before I put it in the dress, gathered it up, sewed it with a regular stitch and pulled the gathering stitch out. Easy peasy. And it adds a little something extra to it without adding extra time and stress 🙂
I am linking this post to Freckled Laundry’s ‘Air Your Laundry Friday’. Go on over and check out all the great laundry that gets linked up every week. I’m a tad bit excited (like REALLY REALLY!) because she featured my linked item from last week in this week’s post! Woo-Hoo 🙂