Apr 26, 2011

Curtain Call Easter Dresses

During a trip to the resale shop last month armed with a 50% off coupon, I found three panels of the same curtains for a total of $3.50.  That's $1.75 after my coupon.  I loved the material, which is somewhat like a dotted Swiss, but what really captivated me was the darling three-tiered ruffle along the edge.
I immediately decided it would be fabulous material for the girls' Easter dresses.  It was like instant cuteness with the ruffles!  I must admit that I felt a bit like Maria von Tropp from the Sound of Music, but I always did love a little drama! :)
 Here's Leah's, which I completed first.  I thought hers was the hard one, but I ripped out every seam on Grace's dress at least once.  Sewing has never been my forte.
 Here they are in the backyard at my in-law's house.  It's hard to see the detail in the material, but they were so cute.  Grace loves her "princess" dress.
And, in a fit of insanity, I decided to make myself a matching dress as well, using the bits and scraps left over.
I started mine on Friday, and finished it in the 'wee' hours of Sunday morning.  I was bushed Sunday night, but it was great fun to match the girls.
I thought the all-white dress looked like nurse scrubs, so I added a fun little rosette at the waist to make it less sterile, so to speak.

I had planned on dying the dresses light pink, but Ben thought white was nice for Easter.  Whaddya think?  Should I dye them now?

This post is linked to We Did It! Wednesday.

15 lovely comments:

Elaine said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful dresses!!
Definately dye them pink now and they will make lovely summer dresses for the girls!
Elaine x

Lil-Rosi said... Best Blogger Tips

What about adding a pink ribbon somewhere or adding a contrasting fabric to give it a "pop"?
They are lovely dresses! You did a great job on them! :)

loves2spin said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely darling and what a great idea!

Grammy Blick said... Best Blogger Tips

My husband now thinks you can do multiple miracles -- find things on sale, and put them to their best use. The dresses are darling, and all three of you girls look lucious. Good job!!!

~Beth D. said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! Great job!!!!

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

Those dresses are gorgeous! I love how you turned a curtain into those beauties! Awesome!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job! Can't wait to see them "in person". Mom ;)

Alisa said... Best Blogger Tips

They turned out super cute!! Great job bargain hunting too!

robin said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a great job on all 3 dresses!!

Mrs. Freida said... Best Blogger Tips

You have a beautiful, encouraging blog! The blog world is blessed to have you! I love to see families like yours serving the Lord!

cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job! They are adorable. I think I like them white...they look sooo cute in them! you too btw :)

Deena - said... Best Blogger Tips

adorable, wonderful job!!! Just loveliness!

Andrea Speckhals said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, April! I did not know you could sew that well...congratulations! They are beautiful!

Joye Gray said... Best Blogger Tips

Reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara. =0) I love the white, personally.

Curtain said... Best Blogger Tips

Very creative and beautiful dresses, thanks for sharing it with us