|bubbles in the carrot from one of their Easter baskets - they got several baskets, none from us|
But I had everything in my stash (hooray for a pantry-style stash!), and I picked an easy pattern, so I thought I could pull it off in one week.
The fabric is heavy cotton with a little bit of polyester in it from its scent during ironing - I bought the yardage from the creative reuse store at least 2 years ago, and Rebecca says it looks like 1970s. The bodice is lined with pale pink cotton, a lovely way to encase the lace at the neck and sleeves (I suggested rick rack, Genevieve wanted lace).
I also finished the hem with hem lace for no other reason than that I have vintage notions and the desire to sit out in the spring sunshine next to the tulips and whipstitch the hem.
Her hair is tied back with the same pale pink satin ribbon that I used on the back ties. I think a ballerina bun would look great next time.
|the ducklings in the farm kitchen|
I'm hoping Genevieve can wear it several years due to its length and her propensity to grow up, not out, like a slender stalk. She was very pleased with the dress, and Easter day itself was mild and sunny, a perfect day for a spring dress and white ballerina flats.