This year I was so not feeling the Easter dress sewing bug. We had visitors for 3 weeks followed by two weeks of a brand new kind of sickness that can only be described as early pregnancy meets sinus infection. (it was LIKE early pregnancy, not ACTUALLY early pregnancy, just in case you get the wrong idea. I am not now nor will I ever be pregnant. That’s all Susan. I’m pretty sure she’s planning on at least 4 more kids.)
Back to Easter. So I had the idea for this top that I had constructed at least 17 times in my head and finally decided to sit down and make it on Saturday afternoon. In the middle of making it, I thought, hey, if I lengthen these lines, this will be a dress! And girl #2 can wear it tomorrow! Because it’s Easter! But that’s when things got totally weird in a very awesome way because I realized that girls #1 & 3 had recently received outfits made with the same fabric line that I had completely forgotten about. Are you following me? Are you even still reading this?
How about some pretty pictures for your time. Here’s the new dress, partially obscured by scraggly hair:
And here they are altogether. Oldest girl is wearing a Narita Dress (sans teeth, like all the cool kids are wearing it this year) and youngest girl is wearing the outfit I made for Simple Simon’s “ugly pattern” challenge. All three are wearing some gorgeous Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile.
(All three are also rumpled and sweaty since I snapped this pic after church in the 100 degree heat. Not our finest moment.)
Seriously, someone do something about this child’s hair.
Oh, and this is the back. And the front of the dress my friend made her daughter. She’s brand new to sewing and already on a roll. I’m trying to get her to start a blog. Join me in the peer pressure, won’t you?
I was pretty pleased with the way things came together this year with little to no planning on my part. And I just love the folksy-ness of this aptly named fabric line. I’ve been thinking about a good way to feature those Square Dance squares ever since this top way back when.
oh, and PS: If you like that dress, you’ll probably like my next pattern! I’ll be putting the call out for pattern testers soon if you’re interested (sizes 12 months – 10 years).