Hi and welcome to the Easter blog tour! We’re here to show some of the Easter outfits we’ve sewn up.
Co-hosting the Pj tour took up so much time last week that I didn’t actually finish this dress until after Easter, but that’s ok because Miss V put together a pretty interesting outfit for Easter dinner at my in-laws. Silly Bean wore a store-bought dress because hubby bought her 3 new dresses for her birthday last month so I didn’t bother making her a new dress. And when Miss V saw the pretty dress Silly had on she wanted to wear something special too and chose this:
I don’t have a picture but she wore polka dot leggings with the outfit too. (And I don’t have a picture to share of Silly’s pretty dress because the ones I got they’re standing next to each other and to be able to cut Miss V’s head out of the pic you would lose most of Silly, ha).
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As an Easter present from husband’s sister they received matching dresses which is what they wore the next day to Easter dinner with my family. Cute dresses but no pics, oops.
So what did I make? With all the dress patterns in my stash, and all the free patterns available out there I decided to sew up a pattern from one of the books I own.
Sew Chic Kids is a cute Japanese pattern book that has been translated into English. There are 20 patterns to choose from and I chose dress B which is the red gingham dress pictured on the front cover. I’ll do a proper review of the book later, but I sewed up the smallest size, size 2 for Miss V.
The dress was a bit longer on her but she’s almost 2 inches shorter than the height that it says it’s for. I decided not to shorten it so that she had growing room.
The dress features a cute square neckline. They have you cut the front and back yoke on the bias which is cute and subtle. The yoke is fully lined (the linings are cut along the grain). The skirt is unlined and is a-line with a slight gather.
The back features a button closure with a proper placket on the skirt opening. I made my button loops longer than it asked for, it just seemed too tiny to work with to make the loops the way they showed but I was going to make them shorter afterwards but forgot so I had to move my buttons further out.
I like how the instructions tell you to hem the skirt before you attach it to the yoke. I hate hemming since when the dress is complete I usually want to try it on them right then so sometimes I don’t actually get around to hemming the dresses until much later. But since I was following instructions exactly I wound up with a completely completed dress! 🙂
I purchased this fabric frommy local Fabricville at the end of last summer during one of their big sales. I think I wound up with 3 meters of it for under $10 Cdn. I still have enough left to make a dress for Silly. It’s a fairly lightweight cotton, but good for a Spring/Summer dress.
It’s cute! I like it. Blue looks good on Miss V. When it was done I showed it to her and she said “Thanks mom” when I said it was for her. (Such a polite 2.5 year old!) I can’t wait for it to warm up a bit more so that she can actually wear it outside without needing layers underneath and a coat on!
Check out the other stops here:
Easter Blog Tour
3/28/16: Larissa from Connected By A Thread
3/28/16: Linda from Sew Happily Ever After
3/28/16: Amy from Wally and Grace
3/29/16: Cindy from Cindy Parrett
3/30/16: Ula from Lulu & Celeste
3/30/16: Fenna from FABulous Home Sewn
3/31/16: Courtney from the WHOLESOME mama
4/1/16: Patricia from Sew Far North
4/1/16: Tibeca from Sewing By Ti