Easter and my daughter’s birthday tend to line up pretty nicely in terms of my sewing schedule as they are usually about a week apart. So instead of two separate dresses I sew her one special Birthday Easter dress to be worn on both occasions. I just love how this years dress came together!
The sewing pattern I used is called “Adria full circle dress pattern” by AmelieClothing on Etsy. I knew I wanted a dress with amazing spin factor and since I had no patterns on hand that fit the bill I just browsed on Etsy until I saw this one, which fit my vision perfectly!
I sewed the dress in size 3 width and 4 length in Nani Iro Fuwari Fuwari double gauze with the lining in Kaffe Shot cotton color pudding. I did modify the pattern some by lengthening the bodice by 1 inch so that the waist hit more at her natural waist. I also added a single layer of tulle between the lining and the skirt top to prevent the layers from sticking together and falling flat.
I love the sweet v-back and the shoulder ties!
Plus the spin-factor is a 10!
Easter for my boy means new Sunday clothes and so I decided to make him a pair of dress pants from the Museum Trousers pattern by Oliver + S. I sewed them in size 18-24 month in the fabulous Herringbone Railroad Denim Deluxe in color Indigo by Robert Kaufman. This fabric is seriously dreamy; soft, supple, sturdy, and gorgeous! Please ignore my wonky leg length in this photo! They really are the same length but are hanging weird.
Adorable welt pockets! I was a bit intimidated to try them but Oliver + S patterns make them so approachable. Give them a try!
For my contrast fabric I used some Heather Ross’ Nursery Versery collection called This little piggy.
Welt pockets in action 🙂