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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Dress

This dress was originally pegged to be part of my Summer collection, but the further I progressed in putting it together, the more I realized it was still really a very Spring-y dress... therefore, perfect for Easter!  I found this yellow eyelet fabric that was really pretty and feminine and matched it up with Butterick 4443.

Yellow eyelet

Because of the eyelet, I needed to line it completely - not just the top half of the dress as specified in the pattern.  I just purchased enough yellow lining to make an exact version of the dress.

The pattern was simple to assemble - I was able to do all except the zipper in one night. But I'm just not a fan of putting in zippers so I wanted to wait until my patience was at full capacity.  In the end, they go in fine, but I really wonder if I need a class just to make them mindless and stress free.  Is that even possible?

The dress was fitting for Easter brunch and an egg hunt, and the California weather stayed nice for most of the day.

Playing in the grass. The Easter bunny hadn't visited yet.

On Saturday I participated in an Easter parade with my Highland dance school.  I've done it for the last few years and it's one of my favorite parades to dance in.

I'm in the burgundy kilt, front right.

My hubby took tons of pictures - good practice for my blog sewing photos.  I think they're getting better, I just need to keep training him on helping me smooth out any wrinkles before he takes the photo.  As you can see from the photos at the top of the page, it's not quite there yet, but definitely improving from before.


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1 comment:

  1. What a pretty dress,I would love to try something like this.


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