This was my Easter dress this year. It was bright and perfect for such a celebratory day.
I had another dress that I was planning to wear, but I couldn’t quite get it finished (I’ll post about that dress soon).
I started making this dress a little over a year ago, and put it aside for one reason or another. In my effort to make progress on my UFO pile, I pulled it out about a month ago.
I originally cut out the bodice pieces from the pattern below.
I had only stitched the darts, shoulder seams and side seams of the bodice. When I grabbed the bodice from the UFO pile and tried it on, I found that I needed to do some alterations. I lowered and changed the shape of the neckline, and cut some excess material from the armholes. I went with fewer buttonholes, as well.
I made my own covered buttons using material from the sleeve of a thrifted dress (it will show up in a future post). The belt is also from that dress.
The end result is a lovely spring/summer dress.
I know what some of you might be thinking. And, yes, this dress does look a bit like a baseball uniform, but I love it. If you could see the material in person, the baseball uniform comparison would probably be even more solidified. The turquoise stripe material is a vintage poly-blend that I found in a thrift store last year.
The total cost for this dress (including the fabric, buttons, thread and pattern) was between $1 and $2. Not bad.
On Saturday, after I ran in a local 5K…
…Alex, Newton and I putted around on the boat for a little while.
I almost fell in a few times trying to get pictures of the dress.
Even though it might look like it, I wasn’t faking losing my balance in these pictures. It was a windy day and the boat was really rocking.
Newton is really starting to like going on the boat.
He was falling asleep standing up by the time we got ready to head home.
Yesterday, Alex and I went to church for a joyful and hope-filled Easter service (He is risen indeed!).
Then, we went over to my in-laws and had fun cooking a delicious meal of ham, scalloped potatoes and asparagus.
It was a lovely weekend. How was your Easter weekend?