As of yesterday, Easter is only a month away! Making myself an Easter dress is one of my favorite traditions (and since I have no daughters to sew for yet I just focus on my own dress instead!), and the wheels are already turning for my dress this year.
Do you guys make your own Easter dress? If you make anything this year, it should be for this special occasion!
I have a few fun dresses I’ve made in the past, not just for Easter, that I wanted to remind you of so you can get going and have a dress done in time for Easter.I’ll also be sharing some good Easter dress shopping ideas in the next week or so, so check back for that if you’re more of a buyer than a DIYer 😉
First up, my very favorite: The Lemon Dress. This was my dress for last Easter, and I poured so much love and time into hand painting and sewing this dress, that it’s just one of my very all time favorites. I added the front zipper to make it nursing friendly since Easter was three weeks after San was born, but I love the detail it adds even if you’re not nursing, or even a mom.
Another great option is this bell sleeve swing dress. It’s more of a casual dress that could be worn for an Easter picnic or brunch, or even for an egg hunt! I wore mine with hunter boots, but it would look so cute with wedges like these ones, or some pretty sandals — I’m obsessed with these glitter ones under $30!
Third is this ruffle hem shift dress. I love a good shift dress, but I really love one with a little extra detail like the ruffle on the bottom of this dress. This one is great because it’s so versatile and can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down with sandals. So it can take you through all of your Easter festivities.
I made two of these dresses, one in cotton and one in 100% rayon, and definitely recommend the rayon. It gets wrinklier more easily, but it has a much nicer drape so it looks a lot better. There are tons of great rayon prints and solids here! Find the full tutorial here.
Last one is this lime lace pencil dress I made for Easter 2015. It’s more of an intermediate project, but if you have the skills, it’s such a flattering and pretty dress. And you could do it in any color with any kind of lace!
Are you a buyer or a DIYer?? And are you making your dress this year?