easter dress

This is blog cheating at it’s best.  Never thought about blogging about this dress, I had made it almost 3 years ago now.  But we were getting ready for church on Easter and Natalie decided she was going to pick out my outfit.  I thought about it for a sec and let her go ahead and choose.  She really was quite thrilled about it.  Anyway, she pulled out this dress I had made and paired it with my tall leather boots.  Future fashion maven perhaps?  Watch out Stacey London.

So I figured we might as well snap some pics and blog about it.  The fabric is by Amy Butler from the long gone Lotus Wallflower in Apricot (I think).

Simplicity Pattern 2702 View B

I’m still pretty proud of this dress.  Although it does come with it’s flaws.  I’ve got some pretty crooked seams and whatnot, but it really looks pretty good overall.  Not to shabby for 3 years ago, but I can definitely see where I’ve improved (thank goodness).  I think I’ll still keep wearing it this summer.  ♥

30 thoughts on “easter dress

  1. marysza says:

    really beautiful! and what an amazing fabric!

  2. Anna, it is really cute. I hope my first dress turns out to be as great as this one.

  3. Faith Jones says:

    I love that dress, I will have to buy the pattern when they have their pattern sale at JoAnns. I think Simplicity should put your version on the cover of their pattern instead. 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    So cute! And great call on the boots!

  5. ~ko says:

    You’ve got a fashionista on your hands 🙂 Love the boots with it too 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Wonderful call by your daughter! My daughter has also been offering to choose my outfits. It’s refreshing to put a new spin on things, isn’t it?

  7. Love the dress! Your daughter is so smart 🙂 Too funny about blog cheating… I was looking through some older pictures the other day and found some things I haven’t blogged about yet and thought the same thing 🙂

  8. Katie Lewis says:

    I really like the simple, casual look of the dress. And it has sleeves! I’m glad you posted about it! 🙂 Please feel free to blog cheat anytime.

  9. Emily says:

    Oh it’s so pretty! Great styling too. 🙂

  10. chris says:

    Super cute. Great choice, Natalie!

  11. Adin B says:

    Not too shabby at all! It looks good and can’t even see the flaws at all. You wear it well. 🙂

  12. Jane says:

    ooo, i love this dress…looks beautiful and comfy!

  13. Nope nothing shabby about that dress! It really suits you, pretty lady 🙂

  14. kristin says:

    Oh it’s so pretty! That Amy Butler print is one of my all-time faves. I bought just 1/2 yd of the green when I first started sewing and quickly learned the lesson that designer fabrics can quickly disappear forever!! No way are you cheating. Totally blogworthy. 🙂

  15. This is stunning on you! I love pulling out old things I’ve sewn and seeing how much I’ve grown. You did a fab job hun and look gorgeous in it!

  16. **nicke... says:

    super cute anna!!!

  17. **nicke... says:

    and seeing that fabric makes me happy. i wish they would re-release that line. i think it is my favorite of all the lines she has created.

  18. Katy Cameron says:

    The girl has taste :o) And she can’t see the seams, nor care about them!

  19. Amber H. says:

    I think I just found my dress pattern for this month. teehee.

  20. What a cute dress! I really love that print, I’m still hoarding some. Your girl has some style! Great little outfit!

  21. Kimberly says:

    It is absolutely beautiful! I wish I could follow a clothing pattern!

  22. Lorie says:

    I’ve often looked at this pattern and wondered how it would work up in a totally different fabric than on the pattern envelope…I like it! Might have to pick that one up for my collection!

  23. Carolyn says:

    And you should be proud…it looks beautiful on you! Such a great color on you and I love the beautiful pleats!
    And yes, Stacey London better watch out 🙂

  24. happy zombie says:

    Beautiful!! Simplicity should have put you and your dress on their pattern cover! I would never have considered this pattern until seeing your version of it. And I LOVE it!

  25. How sweet to let her choose and, yes, what good taste! You look great. =)

    I’m making a top for myself in the coming weeks and a skirt. Woohoo, I’m breaking through!

  26. Dahlia says:

    I love the pattern you chose. And yes, future fashionista for sure 🙂 You look amazing Anna!

    …and I’m jealous that you’ve got green grass. We’ll probably see ours in June!

  27. sewtakeahike says:

    your daughter is good at outfit picking, Anna! the dress looks great on you!

  28. Rae says:

    super super great. I LOVE this!!!

  29. Jessica says:

    love the dress and outfit…too bad she’s too young to give my closet a good consultation!

  30. Robin Correa says:

    You should, it’s adorable!

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