Flutter Sleeve Sundress April 10, 2013 – Posted in: dress, Easter, girls clothes, sewing

Besides the zipper, this dress was the easiest Easter dress I made this year. Making the dress was definitely easier than taking pictures of her wearing it! You see, she has an ever-evolving “picture smile” and it has recently morphed into this:
Painful, right? One day she will be very embarrassed that I posted these pictures. I am sorry, dear. Just keep practicing that smile, OK?
I even tried to get a picture of her having a ridiculous tantrum, but she flipped back to that smile before it snapped.
OK, but this post is not about her modeling skills. It is about the dress…
I was tired of gathering after the last dress, so this waist has pleats instead. Love them!  It has fluttery sleeves that were super easy (especially with my new rolled hem skills)
For a little something extra, I made a fabric flower for the front to pin on. It is made similarly to THIS one, but I used scraps of the white cotton fabric instead of felt.
The back has an invisible zipper that tripped me up a little. I couldn’t find my zipper foot and tried to make do (not a good idea there) and then I found out I got carried away and twisted it so I had to start over. Oops. The sash in the back ties things together nicely and fancies things up a bit.
I did make a ruffle at the bottom. Bleh. 😛 Ruffles. Can you tell that I am sick of ruffles? Wait until you see the next one!
So, here is the finished product:
One day I might make a tutorial for this one. It was easy enough. One day. Maybe. I am not promising anything.
This dress was super easy and I was happy with how it turned out.  The important thing is that she can still twirl with her sisters…

One more Easter dress left to show you! I am saving the best for last!!!

UPDATE: If you would like to see step-by-step pictures of how I made this dress, essenitally, you can click HERE. I made a doll-sized version- the only differences are that I did a snap instead of a zipper and, of course, the sizes.

Linked up at: You InspiredShow Off Your Stuff Party, Make It Wear It Thursday,and Threading Your Way

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