Sunday, April 4, 2010

Alice in Easterland

"Children's/Girls' Dress: Slightly flared dress, lower-calf, has fitted, lined bodice, dirndl skirt, back zipper.  ABCDEF: tie ends.  ABE: short sleeves."
Fabric: A garage sale find from last summer.  She noticed it first, and really liked it.
When I started the dress, I laid out 4 fabrics for her to choose from, and both her and Daddy liked this one the best!
Construction:  Super fast and super easy.  The bodice and sleeves are lined, which finishes both the neckline and sleeve hem.  I topstitched the neckline and edges of tie ends to keep them nice through the washer and dryer.  I absolutely love the sweetheart neckline on this!  The sizing is right on the money, too.
Overall: A new favorite! We never have this beautiful of weather on Easter in Michigan (winter coats are usually necessary), but today it's going to be 65 and sunny.  She'll be comfy and cute, so it's a win-win!
(When she was dressed and hair done, I couldn't stop thinking of Alice in Wonderland.  Long blonde hair in a headband with a blue dress...)

Happy Easter, everyone!!!

15 comments:

angie.a said...

She is so dang cute! Beautiful Easter dress too. And yes, she looks just like Alice! Have you seen the new one? It is probably too "old" for her, though, so maybe not?

Sewfast said...

Adorable! Love her smile! Happy Easter to you all!

JoanneM said...

So Laura Ashley. She looks darling. Like you- a mini me!

Michelle said...

Super-cute!! And she looks so happy with her pretty new dress! Great work!

alethia said...

Adorable and I love the floral print

beangirl said...

That is so adorable and I LOVE that fabric! She and Daddy have good taste, no?

Linda said...

Really pretty Easter dress. Love the colors. Obviously she's loving the dress as well, she looks happy,

KID, MD said...

What a cutie!!

Rose said...

What an adorable dress. "Alice" looks ready for Easterland. I love the neckline.

Bunny said...

I love this fabric. I am going to email you.

Bunny said...

Your daughter is darling in her pretty blue dress, very Spring like. Happy Easter for you and all of your family.

gwensews said...

Anyone can tell she loves her dress. She sure is a cutie. Did'n't you love our weather today? Perfect for this time of year.

amber said...

What a cutie! That is a great style of dress on her and I can definitely see the Alice resemblance. :)

Julia said...

Very pretty dress! Your daughter is so pretty! I bet she was the prettiest little princess at church.

Summerset said...

Totally adorable! That blue is beautiful with her hair.