April 2nd, 2010
This is the first year that I've made my daughter an easter dress. I think it was just too hectic the past few years for me to get one done, much less done on time. But this one was done with a week to spare! Can you believe it? Well the hem is pretty wonky, but I don't really care because she loves it.
The pattern is from the japanese book Girly Style Wardrobe. The dress is incredibly simple, but in japanese it's a little harder. I could not for the life of me figure out how they wanted me to cut pattern pieces for the tie, so I just made it up as I went along and they are shorter than I would have liked, but whatever. I did actually make a muslin (because the floral fabric she chose for the dress is vintage and so, so lovely) and I should have learned about the tie with the muslin, but I screwed it up totally on that one and didn't fix it, even though that 's what muslins are for silly (I'm sure it will show up on ye ol blog sometime).
I would like to make my son a tie to match, because how adorable would that be, but easter is two days away and there are eggs to dye!