Sew & Tell–Layla’s Easter Dress

I have some Sew & Tell this week, unlike the past few 🙂 Surprisingly, this is the first year I’ve actually made Easter dresses for my girls, I usually tend to run out of time and my lovely female family members offer to buy dresses. But, I had fabric and I had a pattern, so I decided to go ahead and make them.

I was determined to use fabric I already had and not spend anything, which is always a fun challenge. I love these fabrics on Layla’s. I have some fabric in the same color family that I had planned on making myself something with, but decided to use for Natalie’s Easter dress. For Layla’s I used McCall’s 5835, which was great, but the yolk ended up being way to low (surprise, surprise) so I added that little panel with the ruffle behind it and I think it looks even cuter 🙂

So, for Natalie’s dress, I was not feeling any of the patterns I had on hand (a lot of them end at size 4 and she’s a 5 now!) so I went on to Etsy and could not believe all the awesome pdf patterns that are available there!!! I went with this one….

It’s the Miss Lily Dress from Little Dresses. Adorable. I wanted a bubble hem dress and this one’s perfect, since there’s no zipper 🙂 I also really love the patterns at KustomKidsBoutique. Really amazing things.

Then, what I’m especially excited about is this crazy-cute hat pattern I ordered from Clotilde recently. I’d been looking for a newsboy hat pattern for Kelby and this one has boy and girl hats from age newborn to adult, so I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it. I’m making hats to match each of the girls’ dresses and I have some orange tweed in my stash that I want to make Kelby a hat and bow tie out of. I can’t wait! Now I want to finish this post and get to sewing 🙂 It’s a good day for it here in Colorado, since it’s blowing snow after a week of realllly nice weather. *sigh*

17 thoughts on “Sew & Tell–Layla’s Easter Dress

  1. So many really cute things. Love the first dress (colur and design). I wish i had the skills to just whip up kids clothes. Thanks for sharing all the gorgeousness.

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  2. These are darling dresses and cute little girls! I love sewing little girl dresses, but don't have any little girls to sew for … oh well! Quilting makes up for it!

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  3. OMGosh! Love the dress!

    I am so in love with that fabric! I had the tiniest bit of it I got as a remnant at Joann's and tried and tried to find more of it. One of these days LOL!!

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  4. Thanks for the tips on the patterns. For all my online quilting info, I never thought of pdf clothing patterns…well, duh! Great girly dresses.
    Beautiful children!!

    Blessings,
    KT

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  5. get out of here! I love all of these! The polka dot might be my favorite! I just bought a pattern to make my size 4 a dress yesterday! Can't wait! I'm going to have to check out that little dresses site.

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