Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter finery

 I am a sucker for Easter finery. Growing up, it was always an exciting thing to have a new dress for Easter. A special new dress is a symbol of the new life we celebrate during spring and Easter. After many long months of snow boots and parkas, this year it is especially welcome.

This spring, I have been drawn to traditional, classic, even downright old fashioned little girls' frocks. My oldest son will make his First Communion this year and we have family portraits scheduled, so it is a good year to make my baby girl something really special. 

Replete with pintucks and lace insertion, I hope I have achieved a dress of which Grandmom would approve. My grandmother was an excellent seamstress and I thought a lot about her when I made this. In soft pink cotton batiste with French cotton laces, this is something she might have made for her daughters.

 Though they look sweet, these delicate details are actually quite labor intensive. Since we have several occasions to wear a fancy dress this year, I thought it worth the investment. The deep hem can be let out next year too. When she's outgrown it, I will pack it carefully away for her daughter. 

 My most discerning client was well pleased!


  1. Gorgeous! It's such a pretty dress and I love the lace insertion!

  2. Its delightful, absolutely delightful.
    Your nearly broke my heart with the mishap.

    What a big girl she is getting.