Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring's Daffodil Dress

My sewing machine has caught spring fever!  I've been on a mission to make spring dresses lately & have been loving it.  This little number is just right for Easter and the flowers coming into bloom: Spring's Daffodil Dress.

The dress is sleeveless white cotton & fully lined, but what takes it from simple to stylish is this overlay of tulle embroidered with ribbon for the skirt:

The minute I saw this fabric I knew it would be perfect for some cute clothing.  The delicate tulle has white & yellow ribbon stitched all over it.  It makes things fancy, but not over the top.  I also added a few layers of plain tulle underneath to add a little "poof".

I stitched on silky yellow ribbon at the waist and finished it at the back with silk daffodils.  Each daffodil has a hand stitched bead at center for a more realistic look.

And I finally got around to making a little something for myself too, so now we'll both be ready for spring!  I used the book, Built By Wendy Dresses to make this little number.  It's actually two separate one-sided dresses, but worn together, give a layered look:

I used coordinating prints from Timeless Treasures new organic Suzi-Q collection.  I love how sunny & happy the designs are and I think the contrast of the tiny & large prints really works with this style:

Now these girls are ready roll out in the spring sunshine!

Sharing these creations with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so click HERE to check them out!


  1. Robe magnifique, adorable petite fille...

  2. Wow! Both dresses are gorgeous--I especially love the 2 one-shoulder dresses together . . . that is incredible!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  3. The spring daffodil dress is just precious!! Love both dresses, and wished my little girl was that little again. :)

  4. my word, I love your dress. If we were neighbours I'm sure I'd succumb to a little pleading to make me one! Better still you could have shown me how to make my own dress in exchange for help with your veggie patch. Sigh, today I wish the world was a little smaller!

  5. Both of the dresses are great!

  6. so sweet! Love the look of both of them, I think you both look great!

  7. I LOVE the skirt on the daffodil just screams spring (and is so super cute).

  8. Absolutely beautiful dresses! I adore the layered look of the 2 dresses together - what an awesome idea!

  9. cute. Great job.

  10. What a cute daffodil dress! Your easter candies recipe has been featured in my Sunday Linky this week! Check it out here :)

  11. I love the daffodil dress! Did you use a pattern?

  12. This is adorable! And I love the idea of wearing those two dresses together! never would have thought of that! Thanks for linking to my Sew Crafty Party !

  13. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sweet!!! It reminds me of my Mom, making my Easter dress every year.

    amber @ barbwired

  14. Wonderful spring dresses for both of you!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. both dresses are fabulous! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  16. I love your dress! Well, I love both of them actually. If you're looking for more ideas to make spring clothes for yourself, check out this collection :)

    12 Spring Wardrobe Basics



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