Surprise! Rachel's and my Easter dresses matched! You might be rolling your eyes or think it's super corny, but I have always wanted to do that if I ever had a daughter. It just seems special to me. And it's not like every dress in her closet has to match mine. She'll probably think it's really un-cool 10 years down the road, but for now it was fun.
Notice her dress has a little bow over the left shoulder just like mine. I did the bottom panel in pink to make it girly and young. I bought some white lacy trim to stitch where the two fabrics come together, but decided against it at the last minute. Also notice the pink bias tape I used to finish the armholes. That was just for fun.
Here's the story on this dress. I procrastinated and finished it up right before midnight on Saturday. Sunday morning rolled around and we weren't running early. (We never are, really.) I figured we would just take pictures after church like we did last year. I wasn't thinking about the fact that Rachel is a baby and her dress would be wrinkled and spit up upon several times, nor that she'd be exhausted when we got home and only interested in going to bed. So here we are a few days later after a fresh washing and pressing, but still looking ever so smart and sassy!
This pose cracks me up. It's a little blurry, but I love how she appears to be dancing.
This was suppose to show you a close up of the bow, but getting a baby to cooperate during a photo shoot is so difficult. I finally gave up.
I still want to get some pictures of us both wearing our matching dresses.
BTW, my Vogue 1176 dress was featured on Vogue's facebook page. I'm not a huge facebook user, but I think the pattern pages are so fun! I've discovered some new talented seamstresses through them.