I still can’t believe it has been over two months since Easter…
This year, I had quite a couple of “Easter dresses” candidates ready for my girl, so it wasn’t easy to choose the one she actually wore to church.
Nevertheless, when Rachel posted here on customizing Oliver+S patterns (just a couple of days before Easter) I was immediately inspired. Working full-time, I must admit I didn’t have the time to get all the supplies I needed for making one of these lovely versions (and I do want/need to sew a couple of them right away), but I was inspired to sew a Garden Party dress with just a minor mod 😉
I could be more happy about it: The Liberty print (Betsy Turquoise. Love it!) was waiting for the right “project” and I always have some trimmings ready to be used in my cupboard, so this actually a easy to pull-off project. I even had the pattern pieces already cut off and ready to go (This dress is a size 7). Although to be honest, I was literally sewing the back button as we headed off the door.
I had already sewn this pattern before (coincidentally, it was also last year Easter dress), so I knew this was going to be great fit on her. I know that in a few years time, she will be asking for different dresses (or no dresses at all), but for now I keep enjoying sewing her pretty girly dresses (with no pink in sight!). Two months after it was first worn, this is still one of my favorite dresses in her closet (sorry, I’m extremely partial about this particular Liberty print).
She loves to wear it (and it’s been worn a lot), and it looks as suitable for a formal occasion as for a stroll in the city.
Again, the most difficult part? Pictures 😉 I just couldn’t get the colors right for the indoor pictures and a photo session in the park was probably not the most clever idea (too much green involved!!). Oh well, I’m confident you can actually see beyond that 😉