Ivy’s Easter Dress this year was the Autumn Rose dress from Ottobre 6/2013 (#6), in size 80cm. I used some teal and white plaid seer sucker from Jo-Ann Stores, cutting the bodice on the bias to fancy things up a bit.
The bodice is lined with some polka dot Michael Miller. I made her pantalettes from the same polka dot fabric, the pattern is from Ottobre 1/2014 (#2), in 80cm.
I changed just a couple of things. I shortened the skirt of the dress because I wanted to see Ivy’s cute little two-year-old knock knees, and added a sash out of contrasting seersucker, that I also used in two of her brother’s shirts. I also did the underskirt just a bit different. It’s two layers of soft tulle. Just enough to give it some poofiness, and a tiny bit of twirl.
Also, Ivy refused to even look at the dress until I showed her the tulle underskirt. She has some pretty strong opinions about what she’ll wear, and tulle is high on her list of wardrobe priorities. Thankfully, she was won over and even dragged it out of the laundry the other day, asking to wear it again.
This was a pretty simple pattern. There is an invisible zipper down the center back, but other than that, nothing hard at all. The fit is perfect and the whole thing came together nicely.
Apparently I really like blues and greens for Easter, since this year’s pallet was pretty much the same as last year’s minus the grey. But they just seem to springy and sunny. Why fight it? See all the kids’ Easter 2014 looks together HERE
And yes, I should have ironed it before the shoot. Dang it!