Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Attire

I made Eater Dresses for the first time. I've toyed with the idea of making Easter dresses for years, but always end up finding something that I love for an affordable price. When I didn't find anything I loved this year, I decided to give it a try. 

I've had the main fabric for years. I originally bought it to make curtains. Although it wasn't super ideal for a dress I was happy to finally use it. I kinda felt like Maria from Sound of Music. 

I love the finished dresses.

I love the champagne color, polka dots and how the bright pink pops.

I love the simple flower and box pleats. 

And I love the back. 

I was so stressed trying to get this done last week. Making patterns and sewing three dresses the week my kids are out of school, was not a good idea. I swore I'd never do it again. But now looking back, dresses done and easter over, it was all worth it.

I had to share this last picture. It makes me laugh. My son thinks he's pretty hot stuff and so do his sisters. 

36 comments:

Chris said...

The dresses are lovely. The details are just great...and the last photo is priceless.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

They are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the buttons on the back too. You are very talented :)

Sarah Faith said...

I really love the dresses. Nice job! Did you make one pattern and then size it or did you make a pattern for each girl?

Katie said...

Awww... such sweet shots!! And the dresses look great. Love the box pleats!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

jealous-I dream of little girls in matching dresses. I did make my boys matching ties, but it's just not the same.

Ladybird Ln said...

I love the box pleats and the colors, so pretty!

Carlee

Jess said...

Kalleen-those dresses are seriously stunning! They look high end boutique-worthy! (not that I've ever set foot in a boutique..lol!) I love the combination of colors-and your Sound of Music comment!

Sharrieboberry said...

Very sweet. Take lots of pictures. It doesn't get any easier as they get older!

I made my daughters matching cream-colored dresses one year. My older daughter replied she didn't like it. "There's no color" was her reason!

Yours have a pop of color and I'm sure the girls love to match (that willg pass quickly) Congrats on your finish and pic!

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

Oh, such beautiful dresses and LOVE that last picture! Great job!

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

WOW!!

Those dresses (and the kids) are adorable!!!

Audra said...

I love the box pleats too! And the contrasting color of the flowered sash is fantastic!!! Your kids are precious.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

They are gorgeous Kalleen!! Your kids and the dresses! Nice job! :) Now maybe you can be less stressed...wait a minute...OMTWI starts a new season next week! :)

Suzie said...

cute kids--cute dresses!

April Westerhold said...

Perfect spring colors and the little girls are so sweet in them. Gotta love a handsome little man, too. You did a great job and I'm sure your older girls will remember the year Mommy made the Easter dresses.

Deidre said...

LOVE these!!! Beautiful job!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

great job on them!!

Rachel said...

So pretty, and I love the rosettes! Nice touch!

לימונדה said...

beutiful dress. where the pattren?

Lynne said...

Beautiful dresses! I really love the pop of colour from the pink sash. Gorgeous!

Tami said...

super cute. Grayson is pretty hot stuff. I love his expression. You win the appolstry look.

Selena said...

Great job on these LOVELY dresses... beautiful kiddos, too! :)

Thanks for sharing!

elise said...

they are gorgeous!!! classic but special :O) did you use a pattern or make up your own? i'd love to make one for my Emory.

Erin said...

love, love, love the dresses! they are simple and beautiful. i wanted to do matching dresses for my girls but it just didn't work out this year. maybe next year I will be able to manage my time better! :)

Give Back Today said...

SO SO SO adorable! Great job! Love the last picture as well.

Melanie givebacktoday.blogspot.com

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

The dresses are just lovely ... the fabric is so beautiful and classic looking. And I love the last picture!

Andrea said...

The dresses are adorable. They look so elegant...I love the fabric and sash!

Andrea
www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

What a gorgeous idea and the dresses are just fabulous.

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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Beautiful! I made Easter skirts using a sheet this year...I felt like the Sound of Music too :)

Emily said...

Gorgeous! Love the pleats and colors. You should frame that last picture. :)

elizabeth said...

Your dresses are lovely. I only had one to make and I was stressed--so good job on three! Impressive.

Rita said...

How cute!!!! Love it!!!

Sachiko said...

How lovely!

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

The dresses are too, too adorable! Love the cute kiddos modeling them too!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

these dresses came out beautiful!!
your children are adorable, and that last pic is hysterical!
great job momma!

Kris said...

You did a fabulous job on those dresses, and your children are beautiful! Can I ask what pattern you used on those and the striped maxi dress?

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