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.