The Dress


This is EK’s Easter dress that I finished today.

That is, if “finished” means taking 2 safety pins and pinning up the neck where it was too big.

No, you don’t need to tell me that Easter was yesterday.


Or that she didn’t wear it to church because

1) it wasn’t finished

2) we didn’t go to church.

Anyway, I’m super proud of this dress, even though it lacks perfection or completion for that matter.  My mother would be proud too that I even lined up the chevron stripes on the sides.  It is a pattern I bought from  She has the cutest dresses that she makes, but at nearly $50 a pop, I just can’t do that.  But she did release a pattern for one of her dresses so I snatched it up.

I am a very beginner sewer and this did involve a technique I’d never tried before, so it was a bit frustrational on my part.

It has an extra long hem, and the way the neck and sleeves fit, I think she’ll be able to wear it for a few years.  So that makes me happy.   And I had fun!  My sister gave me the material and it was exciting watching it come together and picking the color and designing the flower on the sash.

It’s perfect for Spring and hopefully she’ll get to wear it out soon, without the safety pins in the neckline!!


7 thoughts on “The Dress

  1. Is there anything you CAN’T do? Sewing is just so not something I can do and I admire anyone who does! That is such an adorable dress and on such a gorgeous child only makes it better!! The fabric looks amazing and what little bit I do know about putting those chevron seams together correctly is a labor of love in itself. Love the yellow sash accent! (I would probably never thought of that) I emailed my daughter the name of the pattern designer, since she has three beautiful grand-daughters and is always sewing lovely little “frocks” for them! Thanks for sharing, and as always, a hug from this ol’ granny to EK, Ash, and of course, YOU! Until next time…Donna H.,


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