Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Dresses

I finished the girls' dresses in time for Easter. Woo-hoo! Bethany (left) is so skinny that it's nice for her to have a dress that actually fits. Natalie grows by leaps & bounds, so making one to fit that will hopefully last was the goal. They picked out the patterns & fabric. I had to do some modifying on Natalie's to make it more modest than the pattern. I added several inches at the top & bottom. Looking at it, I should have made it even longer so she could wear it longer.

The sewing machine I have now sews like a dream. Bethany's slippery fabric was tricky for me to keep together, but it went through the machine just fine. Nat's is slippery & stretchy, so I did a zig zag stitch and it also sewed very nicely. I was totally impressed as I've never liked sewing with these fabrics.

I got to get inky tonight, and colored a bit, but didn't cut anything out. I'm hoping to play in some challenges this week AND get some more purses made!

Thanks for stopping by!


Cassie said...

Lori, these are AWESOME! Your girls look gorgeous and those dresses are so fabulous! They are lucky to have a mom that does such things for them. My mom always made my Homecoming and Prom dresses, and I loved that. I felt so special being the only girl with that dress ;D

Davis Family said...

Lori - those are fantastic dresses and I love the bluebonnets in the background.
You are just toooooo talented.

Grace said...


Your daughters are gorgeous and those dresses are so beautiful. I can see how their dress styles suit them each so very well.

Karen Lynn said...

Wow! The dresses look great! I can't believe you whipped those up so fast!

Miss Iowa said...

Beautiful dresses, Loribelle! I especially like the bodice on Bethany's. It's so classy and very flattering. Will you make one for me? (Except it would have to have sleeves...)