Easter Dress Complete!

The first time I saw the Savannah, I fell in love with it and knew I needed to sew it up for M.  I am still not sure if it was the dress itself or the sweet little red head on the title page.   We have gotten to the point where we ask, do we really need another dress pattern.  Of course my answer to Rachel was YES!  After all can you ever have too many dress patterns?

During my last trip to Minnesota, we took a road trip to the fabric warehouse.  We went with a list and were very good about getting fabric that had a predetermined purpose.  With that in mind I knew that I wanted to sew the Savannah(affiliate) for M for Easter.  Rachel chose a white/yellow eyelet and we got a yellow gauze for the lining.

The gauze is soft and comfortable to wear. We bought extra in anticipation it would shrink- it REALLY shrank. Minor adjustments were made, and it all worked out. Just a heads up plan on a big shrink if you go with this fabric!

Savannah Pleated Party Dress

The dress comes with two bodice options, two sleeve options and an option for lining the skirt.  I sewed the pleated bodice with the cap sleeve and lined skirt.  Of course not expecting any less from Amy, it is beautifully constructed and nicely finished.  We decided to leave the ribbon waistband off for a couple of reasons.  It fits M perfectly and we love the gathers around the waist.   AND….I had no luck matching the yellows.  I was very lucky to find the right button.

Savannah Pleated Party Dress

This week Amy is doing a sew a long on her blog.  Be sure to head on over for helpful hints on sewing this sweet dress.  If you don’t have your pattern find it HERE(affiliate)

Savannah Pleated Party Dress

Have you started your Easter sewing?  It’s hard to believe it is less than one month away.  Hopefully it will be warm enough to leave the winter coats at home!

Happy Sewing,


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  • Annie March 31, 2014, 10:29 am

    Lovely Easter dress! Your fabric selection is perfect, pretty and comfortable! Looks like she cannot wait to go for egg hunt… 🙂

  • Ajaire March 31, 2014, 5:40 pm

    This is so lovely! You guys are on the ball. I still have to make my girl’s Easter dress and about a million other commitments too 🙂 I really love the colors you used.

  • T'onna March 31, 2014, 9:52 pm

    Adorable dress! She’s so cute with her basket.

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  • Jennifer Lachman March 31, 2014, 10:10 pm

    I keep telling myself to stop buying so many dress patterns, and then I buy more anyway. lol. They are just so fun to make. I’ve never sewn with gauze before, but I do have on project that uses it on my to sew list. Thanks for letting me know how much it shrinks. I’ll make sure to pre wash.

  • Pam @Threading My Way April 1, 2014, 5:59 am

    No, you can’t have too many dress patterns! What a sweet little dress. Love the bodice detail.

  • Amy mayen April 1, 2014, 12:04 pm

    It took me forever to come see this sweet dress, but IM HERE!!! i love the fabric you chose, it has a vintage charm to it:) I’ve never sewn with gauze. Thanks for the tip about shrinkage, I really hope to sew with lots of new fabrics this year! I love your little dress and the capped sleeves, that little girl looks precious. Looks like she really loves it; and it’s not even pink!!

  • Cindy April 3, 2014, 8:29 am

    The dress is gorgeous!! Perfect for Easter and spring.:)

  • Rachel April 3, 2014, 10:03 pm

    I had never seen the Savannah dress before, should a lovely neckline, this will make the perfect dress for Easter.

    • Rachel April 3, 2014, 10:04 pm

      that should be “such a lovely neckline”

  • Kristina and Millie April 8, 2014, 6:15 pm

    Very lovely, very precious. Thanks for sharing with us on Snickerdoodle sunday!!

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