Sew & Tell–Layla’s Easter Dress

I have some Sew & Tell this week, unlike the past few πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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.


  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!


  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!!


  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!!



  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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