shoes (old from H&M, similar pair here)
Brynlee had her Spring picture day a few weeks ago, so I decided to make her a dress that could double as her Easter Dress. And with Easter just a few short weeks away, I thought now would be the perfect time to share it.
Violette Field Threads is one of my favorite pattern makers for girls, I have almost all of their patterns at this point and am slowly making my way through all of them. They recently came out with a stuffed doll line that I am dying to make, I think they would make the perfect gift, especially with all the outfits you can make to go with them!
For Brynlee’s Easter dress, I knew I wanted to make the Grace Dress. I love the scalloped edge option and thought it was the perfect feminine detail for Easter. The floral fabric I used to make it is from Hobby Lobby, it has sparkly gold accents that I love! To dress it up a bit for Easter, I decided to make the bottom of the dress from tulle, I used 4 layers of aqua tulle and one layer of aqua cotton for the lining. It is perfectly puffy and makes a great twirling skirt, which Brynlee has absolutely taken advantage of!
This dress is a pretty quick and easy sew, just go slowly over the scallops to make sure they turn out perfect.
Earlier this month I was browsing one of my favorite pattern designers website looking for some new patterns, when I came across this blog post and was completely moved by their generosity (giving away 3 beautiful patterns) and their willingness to allow everyone a chance to participate by sending in an outfit (or more) if they wanted.
I chose to make the Hope Dress (which can also be made into a tunic and paired with these cute shorties) and really wished I would have seen this campaign earlier so I would have had the chance to make a few more items.
This dress is absolutely beautiful and I love that it is fully reversible, making each dress two outfits.
What could be more perfect when sending these gorgeous dresses to little girls who desperately need them.
And the knotted shoulder strap is such a fun detail.
Not to mention the super full, girly, twirly skirt.
I used a pretty red seersucker fabric on one side and a bright, fun floral linen on the other, both from Joann’s.
I love how different the two fabrics are, yet the compliment each other so well.
This dress was super quick to make, less than 2 hours total, cutting and everything. If you are new to sewing or new to garment making this is a great pattern to try out.
Violette Field Thread is still accepting donations (monetary or outfits) until January 31st. If you are able, I can’t encourage you enough to try this pattern out (or the Lola and Evie) and send it in for a girl in need.
I truly love this idea and hope the lovely ladies behind Violette Field Threads will run this campaign (or one like it) again. If you want to know more, visit their blog post on the GIVE HOPE Campaign.