Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter dress











Every year, I struggle with Easter time. Spring comes and melts away the snow and the bright, sun peeks out again after a long, gray, winter. Winter brings wonderful, comfort, foods that have a lasting effect on my body. Suddenly, I realize the snow is disappearing but the pounds I have gained over the winter months will not, at least not easily. My family takes a spring vacation to Florida annually. Florida conjures up a bit of a panic for me, because it means bathing suits, shorts and a Easter dress. Easter is a special time for our family and we always dress for the occasion. Looking in my closet, I knew I needed to make a dress. I wanted pink. In the past, I have worn black on Easter, mostly because it was the only dress that fit me, the good news this year is that I have ate better over the winter and it has helped.  I am not in a frenzy about what to wear, I will sew what I need. What a relief to know my dress is right in my fabric closet and hidden in my imagination. This is my Easter dress. I made it from this 1940's pattern. After making the swing dress earlier this year, my hands got itchy to underline a dress. I don't want to wear slips all the time and this seems like a good alternative to them. I used the information from Gertie's blog for underlining.  Anyway, I am very happy with the fit of the dress.  The lace jacket I bought at the antique store just needed a few alterations. I was surprise that I had no problems sewing the lace on my machine. I think the combination is nice together. I hope you having a wonderful spring.

Happy Vintage Day to you all,

Gina

24 comments:

  1. Oh! It's perfectly lovely! The color is beautiful - I love the bit of texture - and the jacket is pretty. I love the neckline, the sleeves, the 6-gored skirt...it's beautiful : )

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  2. Your dress is lovely and the pink is perfect on you. I really loved this line in your post:
    "What a relief to know my dress is right in my fabric closet and hidden in my imagination."

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  3. Beautiful! I had a winter baby! Even worse weight gain but totally worth it.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    31summers giveaway

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  4. WHere did you take these pics, Gina?? I love the dress and you are so girly!! Love you, kiddo!

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  5. What a beautiful dress! Nice job.

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  6. Well this is just perfect I wish I had it!! Love the color and the lace top. I was wondering about those palms there too and read you go to Florida each year so these shots must be taken there.

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  7. This is really beautiful, and the lace jacket looks fantastic with it. Once again you've got the fit just right, and I love that square neckline - pretty on its own, but also very necklace-friendly :) Lovely colour on you, again. Enjoy your break with your family.

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  8. What a gorgeous dress. Fits you perfectly well and the colour looks great on you. Have fun in Florida!!

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  9. Gina,

    I love the pink dress and the little lace-like sweater that you wore with it. You look great, young, and thin! :)

    -L. Rose

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  10. Amazing dress! Super cute with that cardigan :)
    Certainly wish that April was a bit warmer up here in Northern Europe, I can't wait to wear dresses without wool stockings!

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  11. I saw your post on sewretro and came to your blog to see more! I really like the dress. It would also look really good with a belt at the waist :)

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  12. WOW!!! just lovely! perfect fit.

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  13. It is gorgeous! I love the color! What a perfect dress for spring/easter. Really really lovely job and such a great staple for more years yet to come. Congrats on underlining! I do think it makes the overall effect much nicer and oddly ends up being easier to press too. So sweet!

    xoxo,
    Sunni

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  14. I don't think you are capable of making something that is not amazing. This dress is just perfect for Easter. It is lovely and happy, like you.

    P.S. I also passed two awards to you for your blog. (One is the Stylish Blogger that I know you already received, but I couldn't resist choosing you anyway).

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  15. The dress is very nice, and the lace jacket make for a beautiful pairing. I also like your shoes, are they vintage?

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  16. Absolutely STUNNING - no reason for you to struggle aroung Easter this year!

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  17. You look very feminine and pretty!
    The lace jacket goes so nicely with the pink dress too.
    You've one a wonderful job, Gina!
    Enjoy your Spring :-)
    blessings..Trish

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  18. Very cute and fits you very well!

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  19. Your easter dress turned out lovely! Hope you have a wonderful time in florida :)

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  20. Hey, everyone, thanks for your comments. I am on a little vacation and will get back to you all soon. Annabelle thanks for the awards!
    Sewsincere- well the shoe are old from the 1992 but not really vintage yet. I still like them.
    Lady Rose- you make my day with the young and thin comment all girls want that!
    Bobbins of Basil- I agree, I wanted to buy a belt but haven't found the right one yet.
    Nan you are right no palm trees where I live! Having fun!!! Thanks for your encouragement :)

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  21. So pretty Gina, as always!!
    Px

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  22. I LOVE your pink dress and I bet you never wear black again for Easter! Very nice job! Just found your blog and am loving it.
    www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
    Jenny

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  23. Love your pink Easter dress! :o)

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