Thursday, March 13, 2008

Easter Dresses


I remember saying in January of last year that I had a goal to make the girls their Easter dresses. It never happened. I don't know if it had to do with having a six month old, or having not used my sewing machine in months. Whatever it was, I never even thought about it after that day in January. This year, however, I knew I would absolutely make their dresses.

I had an idea in my head of what I wanted the dresses to look like. I found the fabric at my favorite fabric store and looked for the easiest pattern I could find. I modified the pattern to fit my idea. The dresses turned out to look like what I saw in my head...except I pictured sleeves. But do you know how hard it is to find a spring dress pattern with sleeves? Easter is a little early this year to have a sleeveless dress, but nothing a little white cardigan can't fix.

So I finished Gabs and still have Gwen's to complete. I said I would have them finished this week, so I better get working on it tonight! My problem is, I hate to start something and not finish it. I can't stand the thought of putting everything away, then digging it all back out again, then putting it away, etc. My house turns to shambles and dinner doesn't get made. I need a craft room! But at least I have one dress to show for it. I can't believe my mom would make 5 of everything for us girls! Two is sounding crazy at this point.

10 comments:

Jill said...

What a cute dress. I love the fabric. Do you have good fabric stores near you? All we have in Connecticut is Joanne's and it's getting old. I think I may have to start shopping online for more fabrics. And I love the button detail in the back. I've never done a button--was it hard?? They will look great on Easter!

Bryn said...

I love them! I love the fabric you choose and I love that they are sleevless even though you are in Seattle and it is still cool in March. I think Easter should be Spring-y even if the little ones have to freeze! They will be so adorable!! What the heck are you guys doing for Easter anyway? We'll miss you!!

Lisa said...

Jamie, way to go. I can't wait to see a picture of them on Easter. (I noticed Children's Place has cute white crop sweaters... don't love the bow on the sleeve but they are pretty good... just in case you needed some.) Good luck getting Gwen's done!

Jennifer said...

Jamie I have seriously been on pin and needles waiting to see pictures of the dresses. They are gorgeous!!!!!!

Fisher Family said...

you amaze me..when do you find the time?

Shanen said...

Jamie I love them. What a beautiful job you did. The girls will look so pretty. You are becoming quite the talented girl with your ideas and sewing abilities. I am very impressed. Keep up the great work. Love you

Cathy said...

Congratulations! That is an awesome achievement. You definitely knew what you were doing with the fabric, they turned out darling!

nicole said...

Jamie their dresses look amazing. I can't believe what a seamstress you have become. I'm so impressed. I can't wait to see what the girls look like wearing them.

Tasha said...

I LOVE the dress. You really have great ideas. Love the mix of the fabrics, love the pattern, love them! You really are amazing. They are springy, cute, and no one else will have them. Isn't that one of the best things about making too? That and they will know that their mother wanted them to have these special dresses she handmade. I am a bit of a sentamental person and something handmade means just that much more! I hope you are able to get both done. Now I can't wait to see them on your cute girls!

Blaire said...

Jamie you're a champ! Keep it up the dresses are adorable