Making Stuff: Easter Dresses

by This is Carrie on April 27, 2011

When I was lucky enough to find an amazing old quilt top at my favorite thrift and vintage store a few months back, I immediately knew I wanted to use it for this year’s Easter dresses.

The thickness of the quilt top (each square was backed with a piece of fabric) dictated the simple lines of each dress.

While I decided to make the pattern for Pumpkin’s dress style, I found the perfect pattern (circa 1967) in my vintage kid’s pattern stash for Princess’s dress.  It came together so nicely, it gave me renewed resolve to dig into that pile of old patterns more often.

Other uses for quilt tops:  Skirts, Pants, Blankets, Bags

Easter dresses: 2010, 2009, 2009, 2008, 2007


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

jonita mortensen April 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

They turned out so cute. I think I used the very same pattern that you used for Princess’s dress for Easter dresses for Kathi and Rochelle when they were little. I’ll bet I have pictures of them in that same dress.


Jayna Rae April 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I LOVELOVELOVE the one with the three buttons.


carey April 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Those are fantastic! I wish I had your imagination. Love the peep toe flats, too. :)


tiffany April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

These look great! And the girls are darling, I luvd their facial expressions.


Leslie April 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I love Pumpkin’s dress. Those buttons are great, and green is such a great complement for a redhead. She has such great style. Great job on the dresses!


Emily@The Beetle Shack May 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

wow, these are THE BEST! I have just found your amazing blog… now i need to figure out how to follow it! I think i’m in love!

xo em


laura daines June 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

hi carrie! these might be my most favorite thing you’ve ever made. gorgeous!


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