10 March 2015

E is for Easter!

Project Run and Play posted this month's pattern last week - the knot dress on The Sewing Rabbit and I already had my fabric picked out.  The big flowers on the thrift store sheet are perfect for Easter, and with some tweaking, it works fabulously as a knot dress.  As much as my princess loves twirly dresses, I didn't like the idea of a waistline cutting into those flowers, so I figured an a-line would be more suitable for the fabric.  
I used the pattern provided, but skipped the keyhole back, duplicated the front, and then drafted my own a-line pattern onto it.  I absolutely love how it turned out - even better than I imagined it.  
And I just had to do it: I made it 
reversible!
I didn't want to go to the store, so I searched through my fabric stash, realizing I don't have a lot of large pieces of fabric.  But I did happen to have another sheet.  And I didn't want just plain red, so I had to come up with something to paint on it.  So, much like Cupcake's Halloween skirt, I have created one outfit for two holidays: Easter and Canada Day!  
At two and a half my daughter is crazy full of energy.  She chased rabbits, climbed stairs, colored with chalk, danced with the broom and ran all over, and somehow I managed to get a handful of decent pictures.  After going through the pictures I realized with her hair down we lost the adorableness of the knots!  So I put her hair up and we went outside again.
 The photo shoot lasted about five minutes (which is fine because it was getting cool outside) and ended promptly when she ran and slipped in the puddle in the grass, landing on her bum.  
So which side do you like?  Easter floral or Canada leaf?

9 comments:

Lalainia said...

What a sweet dress(es) for Aria. What a lucky girl to have such a talented mommy! I love both sides.

Inspinration said...

Great idea to have a double patry dress!

Sabrina said...

So adorable! I love the giant maple leaf. And excellent upcycling of those sheets.

Jubi said...

The one with leaf! Great creativity!

Jordan said...

I love them both! I'm glad you didn't cut into that lovely floral. Wha ta fun dress!

ewhiteley said...

I love the Canadian flag side!!

Skirt Fixation said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the a-line look.

Annie said...

love the A-line shape. Great reversible dress!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

Love the leaf!!!