Friday, April 2, 2021

Dressy Easter

 Hello Readers. Do you celebrate Easter? I do usually but Corona ruined it last year. And who knows what 2021 has in store for us. I am not sure what the travel and meeting restrictions are where you live. You might be going out to events and you might be staying home. This post is about a dressy Easter look that would be appropriate for church on Sunday morning. 

This dress was waiting for me at an outdoor clothes swap a few months ago. It was the kind of dress I love to find. It was clearly vintage and a little out of style. OK, it was really out of style. it was a lacey, full skirted 70's southern belle dress.

When I looked closer I could see it was homemade. I treasure the effort that went into this dress. Was it for a wedding? A prom? I wanted to honor that and make this dress wearable for today.

The dress was way to long on me. And it had a lot of lace trim. So much lace y'all. I started by cutting the dress much shorter. The lace was very brittle and could not be saved. I also cut off the sheer puffy sleeves. Those sleeves were much too puffy and the lace on the sleeves was worn as well.

I put the dress on my dress form and pinned the sides to make the dress fit me better. It was all coming together.

I had to hem the under skirt and the sheer outer skirt. I decided to get a little decorative with the sheer skirt and used a scalloped stitch because, why not?!? It's Easter!

I also had to remove this very sad and tired ribbon from the back of the dress. It was really worn. It was only attached in the back of the dress. I just unpicked a few stitches and it came right off.

I was almost done. It needed a good ironing. 

I was ready for Easter morning. Happy Passover and Easter to all of you who are celebrating this weekend. 

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself. 

***Chickie's Year End Review-I love this dress. I think it might be my favorite of the year. It was so over the top with ruffles and sleeves and I liked it so much when I was done.


jenny_o said...

That is so pretty - you did a wonderful job. One of my favourite refashions by you :)

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Jenny,
Thanks so much. I hope you are doing well and enjoying your spring.