I tried several times to write this post yesterday, but Blogger refused to accept pictures so it had to wait until today.
Also, wow, how did a whole week go by?
Anyway, I've been working on Daughter's Easter dress a little at a time, and it's mostly finished:
It has no buttons right now (just pins holding it together down the back) and that ribbon is not attached - I just wanted to see what it will look like.
Here's the back:
I wanted to hang it up for better photos, but Daughter was sleeping when I took them and it wasn't worth trying to sneak into her closet to get a kid-size hanger. So it looks nicer when it's hanging up or being worn, but you get the idea.
Last night I got her to try it on and she looks adorable in it. I picked just the right size and it fits well. Hopefully during today's nap I can get the buttonholes made and sew on the buttons. Then I just need to somehow affix the ribbon to the dress - crochet loops at the side seams, maybe?
It does need a slip of some sort (I chose against lining the actual dress). I got some batiste at Joann's last week (and is it me, or did Joann's used to have nice, 100% cotton batiste but now only a cheesy cotton/poly blend?), so I will probably make both a ruffled half-slip and a full slip to see which looks better. A full slip might be wise as it's still wicked cold here.
It feels good to get something (almost) finished.