Spring break = more time to craft!!! …. oh, and special family time too…
I bought this rabbit flannel on an impulse-driven Joann stop one day after work. Josie recently inquired longingly about the fate of the “bunny fabric”. I decided to make the girls simple Easter nightgowns. I chose this pattern because it uses the least amount of fabric out of all the pajama patterns I have. Dang pajama patterns need too much material! And why do I have so many pajama patterns anyway?!?
Here’s how it turned out. A little long in the sleeves, but maybe the girls will grow into them by next Easter.
I also got it into my head that I wanted to make myself a Tiffany blue/ robin’s egg colored Easter dress.
Funny thing is, being from southern California, when I think robin’s eggs, I think of….
I once did a project in college about the foraging behavior of robins in varying environments and at different times of day. I monitored the quantity and efficacy of their pecks, and the number of robins feeding at each given time. I grew to loathe those poor little creatures. I much prefer the candy; it’s much yummier than the actual bird (so I assume, at least).
Anyway…back on topic…
I used Butterick 5708
Here’s how the dress turned out.
I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either. The bodice doesn’t lie very well and I can’t shake the feeling that I have two overgrown mutant flies sitting on my shoulders. Too bad I’m not a fabulous 50′s fashion sketch; the dress looks much better on her. That, and she looks like she has somewhere super fun to go. I, on the other hand, am off to fold the laundry.