Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Easter frocks all sweet & floral

During the lead up to Easter I've been busy whipping up some sweet little floral dresses. All dresses are made from upcycled vintage cottons that I have op shopped over the last year or so from local charity stores. These dresses are very versatile as they can be worn over long sleeved tops & tights for winter, as well being perfect for summer as is. The style is very roomy with a drawstring waist which allows for many years of comfortable wear.

The two dresses with the contrast border hemline have a pretty lace applique detail, so fancy schmancy.

All these dresses are now hanging in Mooch Inside at Hardys Bay looking quite a treat if I may say so myself. I hope who ever buys them gets as much enjoyment out of them as I did putting together the print combinations & sewing them. Each dress I make is a one of a kind a has a lot of love that goes into it's fruition.

I thought a little handmade brooch might be nice for this dress using the dress fabric & an antique green button.

This little dress has a great 1950's feel to it with the printed border hemline & lace trim. Gorgeous yellow old rose print.

It's the last day of the Easter School Holidays here in NSW Australia & I guess it leaves me with mixed feelings. It has been so lovely having lots of relaxing time at home with the kids doing our own thing & with no fixed routine, but I would be fibbing if I didn't say that I was looking forward to having time to myself for my sewing.

Hope you all had a special time with family & friends over Easter. I would love to hear what you got up to & whether or not you celebrate Easter at all.


Anonymous said...

Leah, so sweet!

Katie and Reuben said...

Oh my gosh, they are adorable! That yellow one is especially pretty. I want!

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Dear Leah, the dresses are so beautiful. Very dreamy too. My parents were here for Easter and my stepfather marched in the local Anzac service. Che had his first little Easter hunt. He ate 2 small eggs and then had a chocky chunder. All lots of fun overall.
Hope you guys are all well. Lots of love to you all.

xo jill

Daniel Grey said...

I wish you made these in adults sizes! X

jodi said...

Sorry l, the comment above was me!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh Momma these are so beautiful .....hold me back! I want them all!
I have had many changes lately and one of them is starting a new blog formerly Bord and Butik!

Mette said...

They are lovely, Leah. I love the yellow rose print. It's hard to find in Denmark. Enjoy your weekend.