Four Dresses That Are Perfect For Easter

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 😉

Merrick's Art DIY Lemon Dress

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.

Find the full tutorial here, and some similar lemon printed fabric here, or a pretty bright floral alternative!

Merrick's Art Bell Sleeve Swing Dress

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!

Find the full tutorial here, and some similar fabric here!

Merrick's Art Ruffle Hem Shift Dress

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.

Merrick's Art DIY Lace Pencil Dress

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!

Find the tutorial here and a few good lace options here, here, and a gorgeous floral lace here.

Are you a buyer or a DIYer?? And are you making your dress this year?



  1. Krischa P. says:

    I’m a third generation sewist and it’s always been a tradition in my family that mom makes new matching dresses for Easter each year. I have two daughters of my own so I usually make us matching dresses. This year, however, I’m due with my third child (a boy!) two weeks after Easter so sewing just didn’t happen. 🙂

  2. I can not believe Easter is a month again! We still have so much snow here in Boston so it doesn’t feel springy at all haha. I am loving all 4 of these!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  3. April says:

    I would buy that lemon dress in a second! I love the zipper, even though my nursing days are over. It gives a little edge to the sweetness. I used to be a DIY-er, but Pinterest killed it for me. I went overboard and now I’m just tired of it. I’m in the buyer category now. I do, however, perfect things I buy like altering clothes (I’ve been doing that since high school bc nothing ever fit me. I was long and skinny), painting zippers, replacing buttons, etc. I made a few Easter dresses when I was in middle and high school. I still remember them. These days I’d rather buy one 🙂

    • Susan Stange says:

      I think I’m with you, April! I have three children and finding time (or motivation!) to sew is just harder than it used to be! But I think I’m going to give it one last shot and see if I can re-ignite that passion!

  4. I loved all the dresses, my favorites are the first and last dresses. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. My name is Brandy, and its nice to meet you. im new to the blogging community, I hope you have a blessed weed

  5. lizcampagiorni says:

    I am not talented enough to sew my own dress. I will be wearing a navy lace dress. I wore it last year too, but I plan on styling it completely different this year.

  6. Susan Stange says:

    I love all of these dresses! You did such a great job! I mimicked your green knit dress last year, but mine was made out of a cotton!
    This year, I’m struggling, trying to decide whether or not to make one or not! I’m thinking of doing a wrap dress, but I haven’t sewn in so long! I need to just do it! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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