Violet and Henry didn't need new clothes for Easter. In fact, I probably shouldn't have sewn them any new clothes...but, I already had all of the fabric washed and ready to go. And, I managed to get their bunnies made with a week to spare. But, after having Henry coughing on me and snuggling with me for a week, I inevitably got sick as well. Sewing with a sick, foggy head and giggly energetic kids running around the house aren't exactly the best combination, but I just couldn't resist. There is just something to be said about new springy outfits!
So, I made Violet another Geranium dress. Part of the reason I couldn't resist making her a new dress was because of this pattern. After making my first one, I new it was such a fun and quick sew. Another reason, I scored some pretty Anna Maria Horner Voile and Amy Butler Lark from Sew, Mama, Sew's $6 sale! And another reason...Violet has entered into some sort of "fancy" stage. She is really into all things ruffly, frilly, and fancy, well some days anyway... What could be fancier than a long flowy voile dress with flutter sleeves? Oh, one with an eyelet lining! I bought the eyelet in Kelley's destash sale. And, one with a doily collar (I had this one still from last year when I used some others as pockets). Violet and I disagreed for a bit about which fabric was going to be used and where, but in the end we agreed and we were both pleased with the results.
Although, I must say, as I was putting the dress together I began to worry if it was too much pattern mix match. But, I think it all came together beautifully and with a bit of an old timey, vintagey feel (similar to last year). I especially love the addition of the ribbon and think that it helps to tie it all together (pun intended). She really loved it, although it was too chilly to wear without a sweater over top of it on Easter. And she totally rocked last year's bonnet for a bit too! Oh, how can you not smile and giggle at or with this little girl!
PS. sorry for the photo overload...
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