Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Dress 2013

I finished up my daughter's Easter dress last night. Actually I didn't try out the buttons and it turns out I had to remove one and resew it because it wasn't placed quite right. So I finished it this morning.

Easter dress 2013
This fabric is hard to photograph just right in my house; I'll try to get some outdoor pics when she's wearing the dress on Sunday.

I used the Oliver + S bubble dress pattern. It went together fairly easy, and I'm happy with how it turned out. I made the size 3 with the skirt the length of the 4, but it's still pretty short on my daughter. 

When I broke my finger last summer, making this dress for my girl was one of the things I daydreamed about at the very beginning. (I had to wait a week between the injury and the surgery so there was a lot of serious pain going on, and laying in my bed, and hardly any sewing for a few weeks.) I'm glad to have it done and will probably make another one. Maybe I'll try one without the side seam scallops next year.

Here's the back:

2013 Easter dress back

I have a little baggie in with my sewing notions and found the perfect buttons in there. I have no idea what they were originally bought for, but they match the flowers in this fabric just right.

Easter dress buttons 
P.S. I love automatic buttonholes. They are the only thing I unplug the foot control on my sewing machine for.


Sewing Mom said...

That's a really interesting design. Love the soft for Easter.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So cute - she is going to look like an angel!

Carol said...

fun dress. Love the fabric. said...

What a sweet dress, I really like the scalloped sides too, I've never seen anything like that before.