Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Dresses

For Izzie's first Easter I couldn't wait to make her a little Easter Dress!

I've made an old t-shirt into a dress for her before (see it here) but never a dress from a pattern.

This is my version of Prudent Baby's Pretty Party Dress.

Those ladies sure do know how to make a.dor.a.ble patterns!

It was so easy to follow and the size is perfect for Izz who is almost a year old.

I'm also glad to say I only had to use 
my seam ripper for two very small sections.
This is progress for me....

I'm sooo excited for her to wear it!  
I LOVE this fabric I found at Hobby Lobby! 
(the dotted one was from the remnant bin - how great is that!?)

Not bad for my first attempt at baby clothes from a pattern, wouldn't you say?

Pretty impressed with my pearlized snaps, if I do say so myself.  
I had no idea it was so easy to add snaps!

Sorry for the mediocre pictures - couldn't find 
the battery charger for the camera so had to use my phone instead.

Ta Da! 

Now for myself, I have this white dress that I bought for my high school graduation, 
(which I'm now realizing was 10 years ago already! AHH!) 
that I like and have worn a few times but was starting to look dingy.

I like the detail of the fabric.  
Sort of an eyelet I guess you'd call it.  
But it needed some updating.

 So after half a bottle of Rit Liquid in Fuchsia . . . 

I have a New Dress!
A bit deeper/brighter fuchia than I was hoping for 
(I'm not really a pink sort of girl) 
but I kind of love it!

(This was my first attempt at dying anything too - kinda fun!)

White cardigan lessens the punch a little 
(and the dress is a little too low cut for church and family dinner.)

Plus I made this pin from a bouquet of silk flowers I had laying around.  
The center color is what inspired me to get fuchsia dye.

All ready for Easter!

Happy Easter!
He is Risen!


  1. Wow! Both projects turned out amazing! Yay for talent!

  2. Wow, what a great job on both! Way to go!

  3. Oh I love your dress! I need to start recycling my old clothing too, I'm trying to figure out what I can do with my old prom dress (ahem, that was way too long ago) but I saw a cute way to recycle an old wedding dress into a blessing gown for a baby. Thanks for sharing your craftiness!


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