happy easter! i was inspired by em’s recent obsession with weddings for her dress – she wants to get married in a purple dress (and yesterday she asked ME to marry her, so we’re still working on the concept). she also still loves polka dots, so when i saw this lovely fabric at bolt, i immediately knew it would be perfect. it’s from little things by sarah fielke for lecien. it’s kind of halfway between a quilting cotton and a voile. soooo soft and beautiful.
i embraced the easter theme – egg shaped! it’s the oliver + s bubble dress pattern, which i picked up on a whim because it was 40% off (again at bolt). i LOVE this dress. it’s just so sweet. i made it in a 2T though she’s now a 3T in most commercial clothes; she was all over the map on the sizing guide in the pattern based on her measurements, but 2T seemed closest and i wanted it to fit her now. i think it has enough growing room in the length to last through the summer (fingers crossed).
since i’m all about hand-sewing after becoming zen with it on the quilt binding, i hand-sewed the bodice lining to the skirt lining. it’s theoretically reversible! once i finished the dress, it seemed a bit like it was missing something, so i added the purple grosgrain ribbon, just tacked to each side under the armpits. the police-style hands on the wall are HER modeling choice, by the way.
it’s fully lined with kaffe fassett shot cotton, in easter basket grass green!
i love that when i sew clothes for my kids, i can make them look nice but not sacrifice any comfort. this thing is so cozy it could be a nightgown (in fact, she took a nice long nap in it right before these photos were taken). also great for her “angelina ballerina moves!”
and here’s her easter egg hunting technique from earlier in the day. she’d put the eggs under her chin and then drop them into her basket. NO IDEA where she came up with it, but it was pretty funny.
hope your easter was lovely too!