Friday, March 16, 2012

Easter Dress: American Crafter

When I found out the theme for this week I was instantly inspired and knew exactly what I was going to make. I wanted to do something in my element (sewing) and challenge myself. So I came up with a great Easter dress design. It keeps up with current trends: solid color, lots of ruffles, and very feminine. I added a little bit of southern bell flair with a bustle, big bow, and some extra color in a violet petti skirt. The hair piece is a collection of vintage style flowers from the scrap book section of the craft store. The whole ensemble together is the perfect combination of vintage and sweetness. I love how it turned out, and am so glad my fingers are still working after making all those ruffles (lol).

For all of our readers I wanted to add a little to this post. I originally wanted to make two Easter outfits, one for my daughter and one for my son. This dress ended up taking so much time that I didn't have time to work on something for my son. BUMMER, don't worry it is still in the near future and will be blogged about.

Back to the dress, it is Kona cotton and if I could make it again I would use a stiffer and fancier fabric. Something with some weight to it would make this dress look crisper. And after making this dress I have decided my new sewing purchase will be a ruffler foot and an invisible zipper foot. Those would have cut the time in half :). Other than that my daughter loves this frilly dress and I am satisfied with the final product (I am a perfectionist and knowing all the things I would do differently has left a sour taste in my mouth.)

8 comments:

Katie Adams said...

I love the dress! Thanks so much for sharing with the Crafty Blog Stalker!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/

Simple Simon & Co said...

Darling dress---and I love that shade of pink.
Oh---and I also want an invisible zipper foot---one day...
liZ

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really adorable--I'll bet it was so much work!

Erin Spain said...

So cute!!

-Erin Spain
DIYOntheCheap.com

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Gorgeous!

Marla said...

This dress is adorable! Such detail in your work!

angelwynx said...

Those kiddie clothes are gorgeous. Unfortunately my daughters are now 10 & 9 years old and wearing those stuffs are not for them anymore. When my kids are aged 3-5 years old, I usually went on shopping at http://www.lnlclothing.com/ co'z this is where I find cheap clothesand great affordable prices.

Carla said...

Too cute. I wish I had a little girl again. Maybe one day before I'm too old to sew I'll get a granddaughter.