Cadie and Chloe’s Easter Dresses sewn from an Ottobre Design Pattern
This is a real accomplishment for me – my girls’ Easter dresses were done 2 weeks before Easter! Last year they were barely done on time. (but I did give you a Shrug Pattern}
The sweet folks at OrganicCottonPlus.com provided most of the fabric for the dresses and offered my readers a giveaway of any two yards from their shop! The giveaway widget is at the end of this post.
The fabric I picked is Lunada Bay organic cotton voile (so fine and pretty), with a solid version of the same voile for the dress linings.
I really like the Organic Cotton Plus website. It’s easy to navigate and there are lots of explanations and descriptions (including this one that explains why Organic fabric is so special) This way you know just what you’re getting. Plus the prices are very competitive with low shipping. I shopped around so I know. 🙂
As I wrote in my first blog post about these dresses, I used pattern #27 from Ottobre Design issue 03/2012. The front and back of the dresses are covered in little tucks. Not pintucks that I could sew with a special sewing machine foot, but 5mm tucks that had to be measured, marked, pressed, and sewn one at a time. But I loved the process. I love the fact that my girls are wearing truly unique dresses made by me. And I’m very grateful to my husband for putting the kids in bed many nights while I de-stressed in front of my sewing machine sewing those tucks.
Chloe’s dress is size 156 (European sizing), the largest size that this pattern comes in. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when at first she thought the shape was too little-girly for her. But I pulled this skinny turquoise belt out of my closet and it worked perfectly to give the dress a more grown-up feel.
Cadie’s dress is size 116 and she loves the flowy, twirly shape.
So would you like to win 2 yards of the same (or another) fabric?
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The dresses are beautiful! I just did some reading about organic cotton and it looks like a healthy change for the fashion industry. We’ve been eating organic foods, so it makes sense to use organic fabrics, too. Great work! Maybe my big girl will let me sew more for her if we accessorize – thanks for the idea!
The dresses are Gorgeous,my Granddaughter would love to have this dress.She keeps my sewing skills going,with her requests .I love everything I do for her.
I made a dress something like this about 28 years ago for my daughter. I would have liked to have made me one too.
so cute. loving neon for spring
WELL LOOKING FOR PATTERN YOU MADE DAUGHTERS DRESS FROM..
BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT..
SO WHERE CAN I FIND THE PATTERN,
The Ottobre magazines, sometimes go out of print, but they often re-print popular issues too. You can sometimes find issues on Ebay also, so check there.