Easter Dress - Part 3
One Down, One to Go!
My daughter's Easter dress is done!
There will be pictures of her wearing next week, but for right now, I am going to show you some of the final details.
I did not originally plan on these buttons. Once the dress was completed, I held up the other buttons to the dress, and they weren't the right shade of pink. I found these instead and embellished them with some beads on the last pass of the thread through the button. Embellishing an embellishment, is that ok, Carolyn? Or, does that count as two embellishments? (Carolyn has written some great posts on embellishing - check all three parts out, especially if you're shy or unsure of embellishments!)
The flowers on the front:
My daughter did not want the rows and rows and rows of lace on the front of the dress as per the original pattern (I don't blame her!). Without the lace, the dress did look a little plain. Taking a cue from the pattern envelope, I added some flowers (with her approval) at the waist.
The flowers are just silk flowers with the plastic centers removed. I fused a square of silk organza to the back to strengthen the flowers and then stitched the sequins and beads to the flower.
You can see from the photo above that I also made the flowers detachable, so that the dress could be washed. I sewed one half of a clear snap to the back and the other half to the dress. When the dress needs to be washed, off come the flowers, thus keep them from the dangers of the washer and dryer.
Q/A: Regarding my Easter dress, I've had a few questions. Vicki noticed that the dress would match the white velvet jacket and Vicki W asked if I would wear the dress and jacket together. Considering that it will probably be around freezing here on Easter Sunday, the velvet jacket is a candidate to be worn. If I don't like the look, I'll wear either my black or red cardigan with the dress. LauraLo wanted to know if I was going to make one side of the sash red and one side black. Actually, I bought enough fabric to make two sashes. The red one is my first choice, but I will probably wear the black one for the Easter choir concert on Sunday evening so as not to be totally distracting from the message of the music.
Parting Shot: Even Pirates have to vacuum. My son would much rather play pirate than vacuum, but household chores must be done, pirates or not!