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I found these dresses on clearance in February along with a bunch of other Christmas dresses for - get this - 3 dollars. These looked like they could be made into beautiful Easter dresses. The fabric is a gold brocade.
An old table cloth, tulle, and ribbon make for more fluffy, springish dresses.
The over skirt is a beautiful old oval tablecloth I bought for 2 dollars at the thrift store. I cut off the rounded ends for the overlay. I decided to make the overlay off center to correspond with the bow that was already on the dress.
Then I made a flower out of tulle and sewed it on under the bow, which is now mostly obscured. I used a vintage button for the center of the blossom.
I actually bought three dresses and the end result was I used the largest for my oldest and the one I bought for my oldest on my youngest. I might make hairbands or something from the extra dress.
Between making these dresses on Saturday and photographing the girl's dance recital on Sunday - I didn't do much else over the weekend. Church was wonderful though. K was a pill and squirmed and writhed and fought me before children's church. I wish I had the camera - she curled up in a ball in this dress - on the bench next to me and while she was a pickle - I couldn't help thinking what beautiful photos she would make like that. :)
Just about nine-months ago we cut five inches off this mane of K's. I think it is starting to look a bit ragged - time to cut off more. Her hair is thick and strong but when it constantly gets put in braids and ponytails the ends get frayed from the hair bands.