Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter Dress

I did manage to get around to making a dress for my daughter before Easter to go with the knock-off MJ pants I made her. 

The two of us had spent at least 30 min picking out fabrics together when I started this whole venture, and I was thrilled to see it come together into something even remotely resembling the Matilda Jane dress I was sort of modeling it after.

My dress turned out a lot longer than the MJ dress, and you can barely see the pants underneath.  But, I still think the outfit is cute and the pants keep my not-so-girly girl from showing her underwear to everyone :)

I honestly think the hardest part of the whole thing was figuring out how to make the little button band up by the neckline.  I ended up using some of the knit fabric leftover from the pants and making a lettuce edge on it then sewing it in like the ribbon they used on the original dress.  Then I sewed the buttons on.  Its a cute little finish that made it all tie together nicely.

Then, of course, I had to make a matching tie for my son - can't leave the big brother out!


  1. The dress turned out beautifully! Its looks like it came right from a trendy boutique. The matching tie is awesome too. I'm such a slacker...I made Pi wear a dress from last year.

  2. Loving the outfits so cute. Great job on that dress so pretty. :)


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