I actually finished the Easter dress in time to wear on Easter--a miracle! I only had the pattern and fabric since January. I believe I built this dress up a little too much--hence the procrastination. Lydia loved trying it on and I loved how it looked. Next time around I will be a little better about fabric selection. The cute details that I worked hard to perfect were lost in the busy print.
I chose simple matte black buttons for the front and back of the dress.
Slightly gathered sleeves helped when matching the sleeve to the underarm seam.
I used a pale blue polkadot contrast hem
Unfortunately, Lydia never holds still for more than a second right now and this is the only picture that I have on my phone of her in the dress. I think this is before I even sewed all the buttons on the back. I apologize for the terrible grainy quality but I really think the socks and undershirt add to the ensemble.