inspiration: easter dresses

Easter is next weekend already. How did that happen so fast?  It’s always fun to sew up a pretty dress for my little girl for Easter, so I thought I’d share some inspiration with you today to get those wheels turning.

easter dress inspiration

This lovely dress by Tea Collection is almost the spitting image of our new Hide And Seek pattern!  Sew it up in some Michael Miller Cotton Couture and create your own textured fabric on the yoke (browse the trim section of the fabric store, or maybe add a little handstitching?).  Check out this tutorial to add ruffle sleeves, and your little one will have a unique and special Easter dress that transitions nicely to playtime, too.

easter dress inspiration

Speaking of playtime, this dress (again from Tea Collection) is so sweet in a floral print and you could make something similar with our Playtime Dress pattern.  Check back later this week for a tutorial on how to easily modify any pattern to be sleeveless. Wouldn’t this be lovely in Koi Voile?

easter dress inspiration

How adorable is this little cutie in her bird print dress by Boden?  Try the Puppet Show Dress in a fun bird print (like this or this or this)!

easter dress inspiration

And finally, this dress by Olive Juice Kids reminds me of our Roller Skate Dress. Add a pretty ribbon to the side instead of the center front, draft a peter pan collar to fit, and you’re all set!  I love a great print, but pretty solids highlight the lines of a design and create such versatile garments.  Try Cotton Couture again in a blush pink, or any other pretty pastel.

Have you started sewing for Easter yet?  We’d love to hear which patterns/fabrics you’re using in the comments!

6 Comments

  1. Carrie

    Thanks so much for such great ideas and inspiration! I’m trying hard to start making some little custom modifications to the dresses I make for my girls. It really helps me when you give us a jumpstart like this. For the first time ever, I’ve sewn Easter dresses for my three girls! One library dress, one roller skate, and one Lisette Round Trip for my teenage daughter. They all turned out beautiful 🙂

  2. Jenny

    I am almost done with my Easter Dress. It is a Family Reunion pink eyelet color blocked dress.

    This dress inspired me: http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_outfit.jsp?pick=NONE&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306285093&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446023440&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395917465&bmUID=1396966112958&productSizeSelected=0&fit_type=

    Ugh long URL. But as with all things, inspiration morphs into reality. Sleeves for the cooler weather here, pink b/c I couldn’t find a white eyelet that was interesting. Once it is done, I will post in Flickr.

  3. I’m finishing up a hide and seek dress for Easter! It’s going to be cute!

  4. Kerstin

    I’m doing an Ice Cream Dress with a Liberty print yoke and pocket trim. The skirt will be in a light bluish grey Essex linen. If I have enough left, I’ll make a bow from Liberty scraps.

  5. darci

    the Hide n Seek yoke is perfect for some Sashiko stitching

  6. Oh these all sound so pretty!! I’ve got to keep my eye on the flickr pool. 😀

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