Monday, March 24, 2008

easter dresses

The girls' dresses were finished in time.

I used a basic jumper pattern by New Look that's about 10 years old. The petticoats were purchased when I worked for April Cornell. The fabric used to be a Shabby Chic duvet cover that I thrifted a year ago.

My challenge with these was to try a scalloped hem. It wasn't really hard, just time consuming to clip the curves on all 30+ of them. A stencil from my scrapbooking supplies came in handy for determining the size. In the future I'll make the scallops more shallow and a bit wider when used on a hem.

The pattern is extremely loose, but has side ties to adjust the fit. Perfect for my skinny girls - an easy detail to add to future dresses.

Hope you had a lovely Easter.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Such adorableness, so sweet! They look like they could be good for next year, so roomy looking. Are they good for twirling?