Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter sewing

I got to work plenty early on these dresses... but still ended up madly sewing Friday morning before leaving to drive the four hours to my folks' house for Easter weekend. I actually had the little girlies' dresses done, but was working on finishing up Sage's. All the dresses started as Ottobre patterns (from the summer '05 issue) but morphed into twirly dresses. Afterall, even almost-eleven year olds need a good twirly dress every now and then.

Here are the original patterns, so you can kind of see the changes I made:

Girlydress.jpg picture by Dielledl Sagedress.jpg picture by Dielledl
Sydney's went together beautifully, no problems at all...
Sydney.jpg picture by Dielledl
Sabrina's, not so much. I guess that's what you get when you stay up til 1am sewing. I mixed up the measurements for the bottom two tiers. When I sewed on that middle green one, I was thinking that it was a lot fuller gathers than Sydney's had been, but it didn't register why. So after serging and topstitching it all, I had to pick it out, UGH! Still after all that work, it ended up fine.
Sabrina.jpg picture by Dielledl
Sage's dress gave me a few minor headaches, just because while I sew well, actually fitting dresses is a skill I'm still working on. I had to modify a few things to get the fit right. But I actually love it and so does she. The zipper went in like a breeze, and she just looks fabulous in it.
BACK:

SageBack.jpg picture by Dielledl
Twirly front:
TwirlySage.jpg picture by Dielledl

And all three girls together...
3Girlies.jpg picture by Dielledl

11 comments:

Melissa W. said...

oh my gosh! those dresses are STUNNING! I admire your mad sewing skills! :)

Krysten & David said...

So Cute. I love all of them, the fabric is great!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! Those are great patterns. Your girls are gorgeous.

Stefanie Eskander said...

You are truly amazing... sewing is one of the great disappointments of my life- I never learned to do it properly. You did a fantastic job, and the girls look radiant!

gabs said...

I think they all turned out super wonderful!

Lori said...

Wow! Dielle! U know what ur talent has been causing me envy since the early days! Loved your twin xmas scrap a couple years ago. I so wanted one! Now I find out your a sewing machine too! =) ur so handy!

Jodi said...

What! It seems like you were just here and those baby girls were WAAAAY smaller than that. They have grown so much. Sage is so goregous as always. Love love love it! I wish we could sew cute dresses like that for ourselves. There are no modest cute dresses or skirts to be found anywhere it seems.

e. said...

my girlie girls sure look adorable in those wonderful dresses you made, sweetie!! thanks for making the four hour trip, too.

Ruth said...

Such lovely dresses! I'm glad to find your blog.

Sew Lind said...

Oh they all look absolutely gorgeous!

"Kreative Karma" said...

Your girls are beautiful DL!