Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Easter Dresses and Simplicity 2222

Did you miss me??  Well, I missed posting!!!  It has been a while, but in all fairness, we moved from California to my hometown in Connecticut, I transferred to the Art Institute in NYC, and now the girls and I are finally settled.

I was doing online courses through the Art Institute when I lived in Cali, so these campus classes are like a breath of fresh air.  This is my second degree and I must say, it is much more fun this time around.  I love the interaction with the professors and I know how lucky I am to be going to school in one of the fashion capitals of the world.  That is certainly not lost on me.

If you can remember a couple months back, I was working on three Easter dresses for my daughters and finished them in the nick of time.  Pictures???  Yes!

I used the Stella pattern from Violette Field Threads.  See this post.

My youngest was napping at this point, I believe, but her dress was exactly the same in pale blue.

For my Easter dress, I chose Simplicity 2222 and made View B.  I really love how it came out!  The waist is drawstring and it fit perfectly on the bottom half.  The hem is short, so I suggest adding a couple inches if you like a knee-length.  I cut a size 6.  I used a 100% cotton print that I ordered from Fabric Mart in Honolulu.

The back looks like it is pulling a little, but it didn't feel uncomfortable when I was wearing it.

And of course, here are some action shots of the egg hunt!!!

Thanks for sticking with me through my little absence, and hopefully I will have more to show and share soon!