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Message Board > Creative Sewing > Anybody making something sumptuous for Easter? ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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Anybody making something sumptuous for Easter?
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Date: 3/30/06 3:39 PM

Who's sewing a special outfit for Easter? I'd love to see/hear what you're sewing, just for fun!

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Date: 3/30/06 9:03 PM

I have several projects for Easter:

1.New Look 6309

From this pattern will be two dresses and jackets for two girls aged 3 & 5. The muslins have already been made and fitted so I think that the final outfits will only take a day or two at the most.

2. McCall M3465 for a plus sized 7 year old. This one will be in solid pink satin and a pink crepe print.

3. and for me:

either:
McCall M4605 (the version with the ruffles)

or

McCall M4396 (duster, top and skirt).

I made a muslin for the second one, but whether this ends up being the outfit will depend on whether my georgette print fabric from stash will be enough fabric for the duster and the top. The skirt will be in a slate blue satin. If not, I will make the first outfit which definitely has enough yardage.

Fortunately I get an extra week, as these outfits are for Orthodox Easter, April 23.

All of these outfits I will start next week after I finish a spring jacket:

Vogue V8007 the version of the larger picture - in black raw silk. This jacket should be finished up tomorrow. It has been easy to make except this is the first project that I have ever sewn gussets for, which has been a learning experience.

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Date: 3/30/06 11:16 PM

Easter!!!! Why that's only weeks away! I don't react well to tight deadlines. However, I have recently finished an evening jacket to wear to this year's Christmas party. Now I have to think about a skirt to wear with it. Stay tuned - I hope to review both sometime within the next nine months.

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Date: 3/31/06 0:57 AM

I like your plan-ahead approach for holiday sewing. I don't like deadlines when it comes to hobbies. Sewing projects for Christmas gifts is something I avoided since a disasterous Christmas 20 years ago when I sewed and cooked for about 36 hours straight.

But I am going to try sewing gift early this year-- like in the summer. I just ordered my first pattern with gift potential. And I will only order fabric for 2 or three at a time.

Right now I am enjoying reading your posts about sewing Easter dresses for your daughters and yourselves. They elicit happy memories, but I wouldn't want to repeat the stress under deadline thing anymore.

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Date: 3/31/06 3:34 PM

Ooh, don't those all look lovely! I like both of the patterns for yourself. How lovely and floaty!

Of course here in Minnesota it will probably be snowing on Easter so the floatiness would have to be contained within a winter coat!

Good luck...post pictures when you're done!

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Date: 3/31/06 4:28 PM

Oh, I hadn't seen this thread and started another one. Was wondering why no one was posting!

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Date: 3/31/06 8:22 PM

I really want to sew New Look 5557. I have some things I have to do before that. I have a beautiful brown polka dot silk (think of the racetrack dress from "Pretty Woman" and you have the fabric). I just have to finish some work things first...

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Date: 4/1/06 12:45 PM

I'm like Jennifer H., just realized that Easter is in 3 weeks. Guess I better get on the case and figure out what to make. Knowing me, I will be sewing all day on Good Friday for Easter Sunday morning!

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Date: 4/1/06 1:37 PM

All this talk of deadlines reminds me of my first job, at Payless ShoeSource. I started in February, and my boss told me that the busiest day for the company was the Saturday before Easter, and that we'd have lines from the cash register to the other end of the store. I thought surely that couldn't be right, no way would so many people wait until the last minute. Well, yeah. We were literally stepping and tripping over people all day long. Lines that never ended. Not a chance of keeping the store straightened. It was kinda fun actually.

Back on topic, I have a tunic thingy that I'd like to make, but knowing me will be ready for Halloween instead.

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Date: 4/1/06 3:35 PM

Well, I indirectly have an Easter outfit (dress) in the works. It was supposed to be for my niece's church Confirmation since I'm her Godmother, but she was too sick to go as was DS#2. So...it is becoming my Easter outfit.

Unfortunately, it is not light and bright like Easter outfits should be, but it is a beautiful dark blue velour tie-dye type of knit from Textile Studio I bought several months ago. I'm making the Textile Studio Madison Avenue dress with it and am using lovely Swarovski Crystals in sapphire blue, light blue, and clear on the neckline and front center seam. In fact, DD#1 is working on the design right now. I was very inspired to use some crystals by a top Debbie Cook did a couple weeks ago, so I took the plunge and visited Sue's Sparklers. Have a nice "little" credit card charge to prove it.

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