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I am ready to tackle my next project, coming on fast. Easter dresses.
I love sewing for my girls. Sorry, boy things just don't do it for me. But I love ruffles, fluff and ribbons!
I start by scouting out dresses at all the stores. I look at gymboree, gap, and nordstroms. So far I am leaning towards a version of a dress similar to this, available at nordstroms.
I love the ruffles and soft texture of the organza. However, it is usually pretty chilly around here at Easter. I end up making these beautiful sleeveless dresses and they get covered by sweaters, or shirts underneath.
My goal is a dress they can wear without covering. Although 3 years ago I made little coats to go over their dresses...that is always an option.