Sunday, May 1, 2011

Matching Easter Dresses and a Tie.

I'm finally getting around to posting about our Easter dress! I followed Casey's Sew A Long to make my dress.  If Casey had not done a sew a long for the Swing Dress pattern I may have never been able to put the darn thing together.  I'm pretty good at figuring out sewing patterns but I think that the hand drawn directions and the way they explained the dress constructions was hard to follow.  I know I'm not the only one who felt that way. Casey did an amazing job explaining different techniques and methods. I will definitely make this dress again. I think a black rayon would make a pretty version.

I found this lovely pattern on etsy at StillSewStylish.  It was very easy to put together.  A lot of the little girl's dresses were shorter in the 70's and I didn't know that until after I tried the dress on Amelia. Next time I will add an extra inch or two to the hem line.
She didn't let a dress slow her down.
Easter egg hunt!

Amelia found the golden egg!
She won a giant chocolate Easter bunny which I was able to sneak out of the house untouched. lol She had enough candy that day.
My husband was such a good sport about the matching tie. I used this pattern that belonged to my Nana and you can definitely tell that she used this pattern often to make ties. It was so easy to put together and the only thing I would change would be to make it longer.  Vintage ties were much shorter than ties today.

We shocked people as we walked into church with our matching outfits.  So fun!

I loved making Amelia's Easter basket!
This was her first Easter where she was old enough to dye Easter eggs.  She loved it.  I'm glad she likes hard boiled eggs because we had lots of them. Maybe next year we will try fancier Easter egg decorating.

1 comment:

  1. Love love love it! So sweet all matching! I never did finish mine, to busy, lol, oh well. Love swing dresses. I want to finish so I can wear it swing dancing ;)