Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Dress



The best laid plans... sometimes don't turn out like we thought they would! I had great plans for a Regency drawstring Easter dress made with some embroidered linen that I had gotten on sale in the winter. I cut out the pattern, laid out the fabric, and well... inspiration was no where in sight! As a gal who usually has to talk herself out of a new project, this was truly strange. I blame it on the fact that I've been really more into 50's dresses lately. So I decided to dig in the back of the ol' closet and see what I could find! Sure enough, I had a lovely dress from Target, worn only once to a bridal shower, which after seeing the pictures of myself in the dress, I had made up my mind to never be seen in again :) I'm sure we all have moments like that! Hee hee. After some puzzling, I decided to give the dress another try... this time with some proper undergarments. After some tweaks, a petticoat, and a sweater added, it fit like a dream and finally gave me the proper silhouette!



Here is a peak at the petticoat. I used eyelet that was from my momma's stash... passed down from my great grandmother's stash! I was terrified to use it, but momma assured me that someone really should finally use it, and my mema would be happy for it to be put to use :) I also wore one of my mema's handkerchiefs in my hair. I felt just delightfully vintage!

10 comments:

Mandy said...

I love your dress!! It is so pretty!! I wish I knew how to alter dresses. I have at least two dresses that I bought years ago because they were pretty, but they never fit right, so I rarely wear them.

The Lavins said...

We SO badly wanted to see you yesterday, but the opportunity never came to pass. :( But, your Easter apparel is lovely! You and Colin look very happy! Thank you for sharing the pictures.
love, Jennifer and Jaimee

Maiden of the King said...

Just lovely! You and your husband look so sweet together -- and I'm so glad you took the trouble to make the dress work. It was certainly worth it!

Yours in Christ,
Shannon

simplysanctified said...

You both look so great and the dress is gorgeous!
Happy to see you had a lovely Easter!

Elizabeth said...

That is so lovely! I'm glad you had a lovely easter and pettitcoats -do- make the difference. I wore a 50s dress with a crinoline this easter and the crinoline made the difference.

Tiffany said...

Your outfit is so pretty and feminine. I'm glad you adjusted it to make it work.

Tiffany

Leigh said...

Wow, the petticoat makes all the difference! So pretty!!

Did your husband like your modesty from the very begininng?

Leigh

Tilly said...

Adorable!! (And for girly-talk's sake, I'd love to know about the hubby/modesty thing too!...maybe a post about your why's and wherefores on modesty, including hubby's thoughts?? It's always so great to hear other people's stories!)

Sarah Jane Meister said...

You look lovely! The petticoat trim is so pretty and feminine. It does give just the right look to your dress!

BarbaraLee said...

I love your dress. You look so pretty too. I am working on sewing and it is a slow process but I am hanging in there.

 

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