Thursday, April 26, 2012

Marie's Pink Fig Easter Dress...last day to enter Whimsy Couture Giveaway!

Fabrics: from Marie Madeline, bought last year.  =) 

Thoughts:  I loved this went together so quickly and easily.  This is a super simple pattern that looks anything but simple! 

I appreciate how well it is drafted--the back and front pieces are not just rectangles with a curve for the armcye, but they are slightly shaped and drafted specifically for the front and back.  Same with the sleeve pieces.--they specifically line up with the front and back bodices and I think this makes for a better fit.

I skipped the sash and pants (separate pattern) shown on the pattern, and added a little teal polka dot ruffle at the top of the bottom ruffle for some fun contrast.  

Note: this pattern has you use elastic thread in your bobbin to shir around the waist, neckline and sleeves.  This is a super fast and easy method if you can get your machine to do it properly! I had to loosen the screw on my bobbin in order to get the elastic to first it was sewing too tight with no stretch at all.  Once I'd fiddled with it though, the actual shirring was a breeze.  Definitely practice on scrap fabric first.

My two greatest treasures on Easter Sunday!  

Tomorrow is the last day to enter to win three patterns of your choice from Whimsy Couture.  I'll be drawing a name Friday night. Check them out if you love sewing cute kids clothing!



  1. Lovely children. Lovely clothes.

  2. That dress is just adorable. And your children are too. Your daughter's hair is amazing!

  3. I love Marie's hair fixed like this. Both kiddos are adorable in their Easter outfits.

  4. Cute dress. That pink-and-green floral fabric complements Marie's hair very well.

  5. Adorable dress, Jessica.

  6. I just discovered your blog today and LOVE it! You 2 are adorable and talented and your kids are so beautiful! LOVE the dress and gorgeous lil girl's hair!!
    Love it and will DEFINITELY be back :)