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easter dresses


inspiration struck late saturday night and the girls were outfitted in their easter best by the time church rolled around sunday morning. i didn't give myself time for the little easter coats as i had secretly hoped to make (oh the plans i make in my head with no time to actually execute them) but i'm hoping the next time around things will be different. because maybe at that point i'll miraculously become a different person who has the ability to manage her time and children effectively. . .


i was going for a little bit of sophistication and maybe a hint of "grandma in her glory days" to come through in the dresses and i think i got it. now these two are ready to go hang out with the italian ladies in brooklyn's carroll gardens, reminisce about the old neighborhood, hit the bakery for some pane dolce and then maybe make their way to marco polo ristorante for a nice lunch.

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i feel like if i'm the first commenter that it makes me some kind of weirdo...but i'm at work, what can i say....i can see blogs quickly...

i've found with sewing that it is like no other hobby in its ability to create ideas, half finished projects, and nagging intentions BUT i absolutely love the results.

so anyhow, here's to not only the great dresses, but the coats that should have been. (if you weren't pregnant and tired)

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpam

holy cow. I know you may think that I get impressed easily- but that is only because you pretty much knock my socks off with everything you create. I would just like you tell you that I started trying to make an easter dress for myself, well before Saturday night, and it remains unfinished! so the fact that you put together something so adorable and at the last minute.. well. I'm in awe, and the girls are, as always, adorable!

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Katie! I swear! You set the bar impossibly high! I'm going to tell Ian to stop checking your blog so that he holds no insane notion that I, while pregnant or otherwise, will craft anything one tenth as lovely as what you produce for your darlings. Those dresses are phenomenal and yes, a vintage throwback perhaps, but with a modern crispness that makes them oh so now... and oh so perfect! You are so inspiring!

honestly Katie, I don't know how you can be so talented, and so motivated to get something so beautiful done the night before you wanted it. Of course, it doesn't need to be said, but those dresses are ADORABLE. How you do that while being pregnant is beyond me. Thanks for inspiring the rest of us!

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermegan rich

very cute!!

what kind of fabric did you use?

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralysha

so creative. i'm going to steal the idea though and make some for my nieces or use the ruffle on a quilt.

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnalisa & Geoff

I love these dresses and love the material! These dresses are truly original.

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercollins

thanks everyone!

the light blue is a heavy-ish cotton and the mustardy yellow is a mystery fabric- a slick cotton blend that almost feels and acts like rip stop. . . i should have paid more attention to the bolt at mood when i bought it last year. . .

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

SO fabulous and sassy!!! I LOVE the ginormous ruffle! Your girls are too cute.

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

oohh Kate! you shop at Mood?, like Project Runway Mood? lucky!
I think you need to make all the little (girl)cousins one of those fabulous dresses and they can all match, huh?, what do you think? hee-hee.

March 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

My mouth dropped when I saw them last Sunday! Hands down the cutest easter dresses of the season!

March 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

wow. amazingly awesome

March 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterliz

sophisticated and old timey and modern all rolled in to one. well done.

March 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeg

You made them Saturday?! you ARE wonder woman. They are adorable!

March 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

You must take after your Gr-grandmother, Florence Studley Brown, who was the ULTIMATE crafter - there wasn't anything she didn't do. I'm sure she's smiling down on your projects and lovin' it immensely!! Great style.

April 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Great color combination and very chic!

Wow! That is so beautiful!!! Glad I found your blog....congrats on your pregnancy!

May 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Wow! That is so beautiful!!! Glad I found your blog....congrats on your pregnancy!

May 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Wow! That is so beautiful!!! Glad I found your blog....congrats on your pregnancy!

May 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Heavens above! This blog is just wonderful, how come I haven't come across you before??..OH, the clothes, the clothes!!

June 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNanette

haha that dress looks nice for a kid, it have some kind of aura from the 1880 in france, kind of "blossom"

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June 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdakuro

haha that's a beautiful dress I really like it. I have a friend in viagra online labs that make cloths on her free time I guess I'm gonna ask her this for my daughter.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdakuro

I have loved these dresses since you posted them. Feeling stuck for project inspiration tonight and I think I may tackle my own version of these gorgeous creations in the morning. Miss your writing and your creating!


January 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaechel Myers

These dresses are gorgeous! Do you have the patterns for them? I would love to make one for my little girl :)

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErica

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