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The Easter Dress

April 24, 2011

I finished Creamie’s Easter dress yesterday.  I could go on and on about how much I fell in love with the polka dots, or how awesome having a Kona color card was so I could find the exact yellow for the sash on Amazon, or how I had to sew the zipper in by hand because of… well, I don’t remember exactly, or how irritated I am that even though I remade the top twice, taking inches out, it still looks about two years too big for her, but instead of all that, I’ll just show you the dress.  We went to Salt Lake City yesterday for a fantastic Easter party at my sisters house and on the way home we stopped to take pictures at Temple Square.  And for the first year maybe ever the grass is green for Easter.  Most every other year the grass in the pictures is a pathetic anemic brown.  Yay for late Easter’s and professional gardeners!

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I can’t tell you how many times she made this face.  To be fair, it was only like 53 degrees outside.

Easter dress 3

But after we pulled out the bubbles she perked right up.  That girl loves her some bubbles.

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And even though it was a breezy 53 degrees with the sun starting to set, it was all I could do to keep her out of the water.  And I am using the term “out” loosely.  If her fingers look red and freezing it’s because they were.

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She tried to climb into every single fountain.  And she would have been successful if that sash wasn’t long enough to catch her at the last minute.  Finally she offered to take her dress off so she could play in the water.  Funny girl.

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I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend.  We had a big party yesterday, and another today and then another this evening.  And all three will involve large quantities of delicious things to eat.  Happy Easter!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2011 1:36 pm

    Very cute dress! I’m just guessing , but is that Kona curry? Just curious.

  2. April 24, 2011 2:38 pm

    Love. So very, very cute.

    So… this was exactly the style of party dress I originally hoped to make… but the appeal of elastic thread and shirring over fighting with (my first) zipper and exact measurements eventually won out. And after hearing you complain about Creamie’s dress (when you’re amazing), I’m glad I went the easier route for this year. Plus, 3 dresses? 3 fights? No thanks.

    But great job for you! and I’m looking forward to your tutorials and posts. I’m so glad you’re back. 🙂

  3. Alicia permalink
    April 24, 2011 2:56 pm

    Beautiful model and great looking dress! Reminds me of some the dresses at our house during gradeschool.

  4. April 24, 2011 3:05 pm

    The dress looks GREAT! I’m not usually one for polka dots, but these are big enough to not look to crazy. And your daughter was a great model!

    I seriously think this is the only reason I miss not having girls – all the frilly dresses!

  5. April 24, 2011 3:08 pm

    Polka-dot perfection. You did a marvelous job and Creamie looks adorable as always!!! Happy Easter!

  6. April 24, 2011 5:32 pm

    Adorable dress! Love the fabric you chose.

  7. April 24, 2011 6:47 pm

    I am so jealous! I so wanted to make my kiddos amazing Easter outfits and fell short of time (and energy!) this year. What an incredible job you did. And, hello!?! Could you have asked for a better backdrop for these pictures? Those flowers are perfect. Not quite as awesome, however, as the model… 🙂 Happy Easter!

  8. April 24, 2011 6:53 pm

    What a sweet pea. She looks so sweet. Happy Easter. Clarice

  9. April 24, 2011 7:26 pm

    Shes so precious.

  10. Rebecca Snider permalink
    April 24, 2011 8:39 pm

    What a great Easter Dress and beautiful little model 🙂
    I love the fabric and color choice. Makes me want to sew
    for my grandchildren. Thank you.
    Happy Easter from California.

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  12. Susan permalink
    April 25, 2011 4:01 am

    Made with love always makes creations &their wearers beautiful. Beautiful they are!

  13. April 25, 2011 6:07 am

    i LOVE that dress!!! Which polka dot is that? It looks like full moon AB dots, but they look big – is that because she’s little? I want to make polka dot dresses out the lime dots. Anyway, LOVE it!! you did a great job. I was lucky to get my kids dressed this year. I had fabric for all of us to have coordinating skirts but time ran out. Thanks for coming to my rescue! And that skirt is so darn cute on Mags. ox

  14. April 25, 2011 7:27 am


    Adorable. Absolutely adorable. And the dress is great too. You did a beautiful job! Seriously amazing. Love it.

    xo -El

  15. April 25, 2011 9:19 am

    Adorable pics!!! 😀 I’m so glad we had good weather for most of yesterday. (albeit a little chilly)

  16. April 25, 2011 10:36 am

    love the dress! (and love Creamie). 🙂

    I think it’s adorable on her.

  17. lacey permalink
    April 25, 2011 10:42 am

    Super Cute!

  18. April 25, 2011 12:08 pm

    aaah!! E you are like super mum! this is so pretty and Creamie is the sweetest little girly ever. 🙂

  19. April 26, 2011 8:04 am

    Beautiful baby girl, and great dress. You have amazing taste and sewing is definitely your super power.

  20. April 29, 2011 9:06 pm

    What a treat to see these pictures. Beautiful child and very pretty Easter dress. I bet there are many more in her future!


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