Party Dresses

by Nicole

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I made a couple of Easter dresses for my girls. What a joy it was to watch them wear them!
Here’s the little one.

Easter Dresses1
I had a totally different fabric combo in mind for the dress for the big one, but once she saw the dress I made for her sister, she wanted one just like it. Thankfully, I had enough fabric left over from making the first dress.

Easter Dresses2

I’ll say that the dresses were well received by the girls.

Easter Dresses3

I used the Party Dress pattern by the Cottage Mama. It’s free when you sign up for the newsletter. It’s well-written with lots of photos. I highly recommend it. 
It took me a couple of days to make the first dress. I made the second dress in one day. Funny how much quicker things are the second time around!

I enjoyed making these dresses for my girls and am looking to make more!

Do you have a favorite pattern for girls’ dresses? If so, please share in the comments! 

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Katy Cameron April 21, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Aww, they're gorgeous!

Kim B. April 21, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Wonderful!! Beautiful girls,beautiful dresses. I hope you had a blessed Easter!

Jenny April 21, 2014 - 7:17 pm

They are SO cute! Just beautiful dresses. No favorite dress pattern over here — I've got three boys. Love them to death, but I would relish sewing a fancy dress from time to time.

charlotte April 21, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Love the dresses. Especially the covered buttons. The girls look like they enjoy them too.

Gertie Pye April 21, 2014 - 8:38 pm

What fab dresses and how cute that they are the reverse of each other! Your daughters look extra beautiful in their lovely Easter dresses x

Paige April 21, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Mom of boys here, so no recommendations on dress patterns but I had to pop in and say that the dresses and girls are adorable!

shelley April 21, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Oh Nicole, they are just precious! Beautiful dresses. Beautiful little girls. I hope you had a blessed Easter celebrating the risen Savior!

Colette April 21, 2014 - 9:55 pm

These are so sweet, I love that your eldest wanted the same as her sister, my girls like to be coordinated too, so precious! Great choice of colours, so cheery.

Tamie April 21, 2014 - 10:00 pm

These turned out so pretty.

Laura April 22, 2014 - 12:01 am

I love the reversed fabrics! So clever. As for patterns, I love anything by oliver + s. We don't do super fancy over here but I've used the Roller Skate Dress pattern for birthday dresses, a few Popovers for summer and am planning a Library dress for the fall.

Debbie April 22, 2014 - 3:02 am

These are absolutely darling and I love that they are similar but different….

Jennifer April 22, 2014 - 4:37 am

They are beautiful! I go back and forth as to which is my favorite. I will have to check the pattern out!

Liz April 22, 2014 - 5:57 am

Gorgeous girls Nicole. I have just made the geranium dress by made by Rae – much simpler than yours, but nice and quick to make.

pandchintz April 22, 2014 - 9:58 am

How absolutely gorgeous! Your girls look like they're really enjoying their party frocks! So sweet.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts April 22, 2014 - 11:21 am

the dresses are beautiful!

Donna April 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm

The dresses were beautiful! So enjoyed seeing them.

Taryn @ from Pixels to Patchwork April 22, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Gorgeous! I love the little details on the dresses, like the covered buttons on the back. Adorable pictures!

amidthismoment April 22, 2014 - 2:37 pm

The dresses are gorgeous! I like that you switched the fabric placement so they're matching but not really. Your girls look like they're having so much fun together. πŸ™‚

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Kathleen OGrady April 22, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Oh my Goodness! Those dresses are beautiful! You did a wonderful job! I love the colors that you chose, so bright and happy. What adorable girls you have, how fun!

DaisyLiz April 22, 2014 - 6:41 pm

These *almost* make me want to have a girl to sew for… Instead, I'll just live vicariously through you and your adorable girls!!! I do plan to pick your brain on garment construction one of these days – you're fantastic!

Beth April 22, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Those are adorable! I want to start making dresses for my daughters too.

MaterialGirlQuilts April 22, 2014 - 7:05 pm

These are perfect and I love that the oldest wanted to match πŸ™‚ Makes my heart smile!

Denise Russell April 22, 2014 - 11:29 pm

The dresses are beautiful – love your fabric combo!!! They look soooo cute… πŸ™‚

Lisa Lisa April 23, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Oh my goodness! These dresses are adorable! Good job, Mama! Your girls will always remember how their mama made their dresses for them. I know I do! My mama made dresses for me and my sisters for every Easter and Christmas (and in between). Great memories of her sewing late into the night to finish them, too πŸ™‚

Janet Maddox April 28, 2014 - 10:07 pm

The dresses are beautiful. I really like the fabrics.

Nini April 28, 2014 - 11:23 pm

My daughters are in their 20's, so when I sew them a dress it's for Halloween or something fancy. Right now I'm working on a Renaissance dress for my oldest, who teaches history to 8th graders. I like your dresses more, they look much easier! Plus that they look adorable on your two adorable daughters, lucky you!

Sarah May 10, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Beautiful dresses on your gorgeous little girls. Has the older one injured her arm? I noticed a brave on it. I hope it is all ok.

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