Instead of sewing window treatments or pillows, I made Easter dresses for my daughters on Good Friday. They each picked out a dress online they liked and we worked together to adapt them to each girl's taste.
First up, Miranda wanted Princess Kate's lace dress. She has several versions of this dress in different colors with varying details.
After going through at least 20 different color combinations of lace and linings at my mother's fabric "store," Miranda chose white lace over an orchid lining. She also wanted a 3/4 sleeve, and I left these sleeves unlined.
I use a basic fitted pattern for everything then go from there adding details. I really want to make one of these in black for myself, but haven't gotten around to it.
Next up is Evelyn who loves animal prints:-)
She chose this dress online, then we were lucky enough to find leopard fabric with a hint of pink, again at my mom's "store." I chose to add ruching to the shoulders instead of making a sundress, because I don't really like for them to wear sundresses to church. The sash is a double wrap-around.
My mother had already bought Cristian a little suit, so I didn't get to make him anything.
The girls were ecstatic and already have plans for more summer things. If I actually had a space to sew, I would be doing it more for them, but it's difficult in this little house.
On another note... I'm so happy the girls have Princess Kate to look up to and emulate for her fashion sense as the options here in the US are bleak at best. As a college student, I was a big fan of Princess Diana's fashion and copied so many of her things. I'm just happy there is someone who dresses with class out in the public eye.
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