Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Dresses

Happy Easter! He is risen! I hope you all had a blessed Easter celebration yesterday. I had a wonderful time with Church family and later went to see The Lorax with my parents and siblings. Although compared to the resurrection of Christ my clothing is dreadfully insignificant I thought you might like to hear how what I wore on Easter came to be. 

A few weeks ago we were going to have a frost and Mama and Daddy went down the basement to find something to cover the blueberry bushes with. They found some old sheets and curtains and successfully covered the blueberries before the frost got them. Next day I retrieved these sheets and curtains, and while I was folding them, I had an inspiration: what if I used the top of a curtain for an elastic casing? So I hemmed the curtain up a bit, strung in some elastic, sewed up the back seam and voial! A skirt! It needed something at the waist so I sewed a wide tube of the same fabric for a belt and made a button closure. I pinned on a bow and it was finished. 
Since my skirt turned out so well I decided to try and make one of those pillow case dresses that I have seen floating around the internet. I used THIS tutorial to make my 6-year old sister a dress. This took a bit more time and thought, but over all was a very fun project. 

This is what the back closure of her dress looks like.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying the nice weather.

Bible Verse: Matthew 28:6
"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."


  1. So beautiful! And modest too! I really couldn't find any easter dresses that weren't too short.I wish I liked to sew.

  2. Wow, I am totally impressed! Great job, Sarah!

  3. Oh my!!! It's so beautiful, Sarah!!!

  4. Sarah, you are SO clever!!! And, you both look very chic!

  5. Such a sophisticated look! As soon as I saw the photo I really liked the pleating at the waist, and then I read and saw why it had pleating! What a genius idea! I am officially in awe of your mad sewing skills.

    p.s. The line of buttons on the back is also super cute, as is Mary and Mary's dress :)

  6. Thank you, everyone! You are all too kind!

  7. Sarah, your outfit is beautiful. I used to make my own dresses for church when I was in high school. Mrs. Holt

  8. Your outfits are so pretty, Sarah! What a great idea! :)

  9. You're so creative! I love turning old, useless pieces of fabric into new clothes; it's so much fun!

  10. Sarahh! I love this! You are so creative!
    ~Noel:) <3