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Easter Dress

Easter Dress

I’m almost embarrassed to admit this here…on my sewing blog, but last year I bought my daughter’s Easter dress at Costco. I can make a lot of excuses as to why I didn’t make one but really I was just lazy and the rack at Costco had some cute dresses for way cheap. But this year I decided I would make something and I knew that I wanted a Sis Boom pattern because they are really just the cutest.

Easter Dress

I decided to make the Marissa Dress which is a PDF pattern. This dress took only an afternoon to make and if you’ve made any clothing before, it is pretty easy. The directions were fabulous – I actually did the zipper with no trouble! (Sign of a good pattern to me.) Here is the bodice work in progress – I just love the random pleats and gathers.

Easter Dress Bodice

I am sure a few of you are wondering what the heck is this fabric. It looks like Flea Market Fancy, right? Well, it is similar. Here is a comparison.

Vintage fabric and FMF

I bought this fabric off eBay last October. It is a vintage, seersucker-y print. The floral bouquet design is an old design, so obviously Denyse Schmidt isn’t the only one who was inspired by it.

The Kids

The dress is a hit. My daughter wanted to sleep in it after I finished it. Each time I make clothing I wonder why I don’t do more fashion sewing. It is quick (well, quicker than a quilt) and there is a lot of satisfaction knowing I or someone in my family is wearing something I made. Who knows, maybe I will make myself a dress next!

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39 Responses to “Easter Dress”

  1. 1
    randi says:

    Oh gosh, this dress is so cute! And your model just makes it even cuter! :)

    Great work, Faith!

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    kelly says:

    that is darling! my first thought was “wow, the scale of that FMF is really small!”

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    Lesley says:

    So sweet and so wonderful that she loved it! Good for you!

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    Janita says:

    What a cutie you have, both of them. We’re your photos taken at the Morton Arboretum?

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    Billie Gunther says:

    I’m simply amazed how quick you can put something together. The dress is so cute and looks like a big hit!

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    Jeannette says:

    I <3 seersucker-y fabrics for little girls! What a sweet dress! I hope if you decide to make yourself a dress you have better luck than I do making clothes for myself. It seems like no matter how much I measure myself they come out HUGE.

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    Debbie says:

    Just darling! I loved making clothes for my little ones when they were (much) smaller! Very fun.

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    Barb says:

    Very precious!

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    Amy says:

    It’s very sweet. Maybe I will have to try that pattern. I have tried two Sis Boom patterns so far and found them better for broadshouldered girls but the style of this dress would solve that problem.

  11. 12

    Such a sweet dress! I think I might have to make this pattern, it looks adorable on your daughter!

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    Elnora says:

    Darling kids, darling dress! So glad you cleared that up about the fabric… I thought you’d gotten your FMF…

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    Jackie says:

    I love the dress! The fabrics look pefect together. I can’t believe how spot on that is to DS fabric! I thought it was FMF at first. Great job!

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    Lindsay says:

    Those fabrics pair perfectly! Very cute. :)

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    anna says:

    so so cute! i love how happy she looks and that’s so awesome she slept in it!!! :) yes, a dress for you next!

    ps. it’s funny now that we’ve met, I can actually hear your voice when reading your posts.

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    svetlana says:

    Ok, that dress is just way too cute. Your daughter looks sooooo adorable in it, no wonder she wants to sleep in it, too.

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    Becky says:

    It’s adorable and so is your daughter!!! You can tell she loves it! Good job, momma! :)

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    Carmen Wyant says:

    What a cute dress and what better way to show it off than a pretty girl standing in a field of daffodils. Great job on the dress, she looks like she really loves it.

  20. 21

    So cute – both the girl and the dress! Great job!

    I can’t get over the resemblance of that fabric to FMF! At first glance I thought that’s what you DID use.

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    Sondra says:

    Absolutely adorable! Love this dress and your children are beautiful!!!!!!!

  22. 23

    That dress is super cute. I adore seersucker! And what a gorgeous little model you have there…

  23. 24

    I love your Easter dress! I have a stack of patterns and fabric for garments in my sewing room, and I’m determined to tackle some of them this year. I’ve had some really bad fitting issues in the past, like when I sewed a maternity dress for myself and accidentally sized it for a small elephant instead of a human…

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    Megan says:

    Oh those two are *cute*!! :) Love the dress!

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    traceyjay says:

    look at her being all tough in the cold air! Such a cute dress and sweet girl! And clothing sewing is fun, and a lot faster!

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    Lindsay says:

    super cute dress. I’ve found a few vintage prints that are similar to Denyse prints too. I love her vintage looks.

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    Lorelei says:

    Sooo cute! Adorable dress and kiddos.

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    Katy says:

    Very cute, both dress and wearer!

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    Angela Baker says:

    Not only do you have an eye for quilt composition, you have an eye for photo composition of your creations (your creations being quilts, dresses and kids)!

  31. 32

    It came about absolutely great!

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    Lisa says:

    She is too darned adorable! And the dress is mighty cute too. Great job!

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    Tamie says:

    Don’t worry about feeling bad about last year’s dress. We all take shortcuts. You did a great job this year- her smile says it all.

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    Yzobela says:

    Adorable! I love the fabric. I will have to try that pattern, yours is the second cute Marissa dressing have seen in the last few weeks, and my daughter loves the girly stuff right now!

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    Lori says:

    Very adorable. I need to get crackin and make my girls their dresses! Its been on my to do list.

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    Colleen says:

    I love it. I bought my girls’ Christmas dresses this year and swore I’d make the Easter dresses. Now with a week to go I’d better get sewing or shopping I guess

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    Nice work love the fabric combo!!!!

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    Cathy says:

    I can’t tell you how excited I am right now. I stumbled upon your blog and have been admiring your quilts. I was looking for some inspiration to make a quilt block pillow. For the heck of it I clicked on your tab for clothing. I saw the Marissa dress and thought, hey…we have a Marissa dress! I wonder what her’s is like? It was ours!!!! Now I am thrilled! I just love that pattern and your daughter looks adorable in it! Now back to looking through your beautiful, fresh and fun site!!! Thanks so much!!

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