Easter is here! And I’m making dresses. What a joy! I now make a dress for granddaughter and great-granddaughter. I can’t even tell you how much fun it is to make matching dresses for two such lovely, happy girls.
The oldest one Marie loves dresses that have a big “twirl factor”. When she first gets a new dress, she spins around in it to see if the “twirl factor” is satisfactory. In fact, she has been known to wear three dresses at a time and spin around gleefully for more than an hour. Seeing that is all the thanks I need!
Younger great-granddaughter Karla is just learning the ropes from Marie, but she definitely knows about “twirl factor”. The two of them together in matching dresses, twirling around a room are a sight to behold. And cute? Oh my goodness!!! It’s better than a hug!
This year the dresses are the color of Easter eggs – pink and lavender. The front lace panels were sewn one strip of lace at a time to another strip of lace or entredeau. The same with the bottom lace strips. They are time consuming, but definitely worth the effort.
A piece of piping was added to the bottom of the front panel to finish it off. Puff sleeves and generous ties in the back make these dresses worthy of Easter photos. Oh and don’t forget the full skirts (two fabric widths) for dancing around a room.
The dresses are done and ready to send off. I can’t wait to get my pictures of the two girls in their Easter finery with big smiles on their faces and skirts atwirl.
Oh my gosh! They are gorgeous! I can’t wait until the girls have them on and I’ll send you pictures for sure!
The pictures are what I look forward to the most! And imagining the girls’ smiles and laughter! Wish that could be packaged and sent too!
How absolutely wonderful! I love them both so much. Beautiful dresses for girls is still something that I get so excited about. 🙂
Good and healing thoughts to yous.
You and me both. I love making them. And I love giving them. And I love seeing them on girls. Well I just love it all, I guess! The colors this year are especially yummy!
I love that you love them. That means a lot to me, Sweetie!