Hi Darlings,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and an even better Easter. We went to church together and this year was the first time in FIVE years that we were able to sit together. The hubby has been playing the role of Jesus for last five years so he is always backstage drenched in corn syrup blood and torn clothing. This year however, the church prepared a different program and so he was able to take the year off and just enjoy the service. That also meant we were able to take pictures together.

Pattern Description: Misses Dress Butterick 5987 

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 8 and graded down.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are pretty clear and it went together rather quickly. I cut and constructed the dress in just under 3hrs.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the neckline and the fullness of the skirt. I also really loved the back. 

Fabric Used: Floral Crepe (check the link later today for the exact fabric) I lined it in an Ambiance Rayon

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any changes to the design and aside from having to grade down the bodice a bit I did not have to make any real fitting adjustments. I did add 3″ to the length of the dress so it would hit the floor in my 6″ heels. I tried finding a D ring that liked as suggested in the pattern but I couldn’t so I used one of gold bracelets.

Would you sew it again? No. I have so many others to sew.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes I do. It was really fun to wear and I felt very pretty in it.

This is the year of the tulle skirt so of course my 16 year old asked me to make one for Easter. She picked a great electric blue tulle for her skirt. The skirt itself isn’t difficult to make but it does get tricky with all the tulle in the way, lol. I just went out and bought more tulle so I can do a tutorial.

I thought of making myself one too but after I pulled together the hubby’s look I decided to make myself something that fit his look better. I had just picked up this amazing CREPE fabric at Michael Levine’s so after a quick family vote we decided on Butterick 5987

This is the year of the tulle skirt so of course my 16 year old asked me to make one for Easter. She picked a great electric blue tulle for her skirt. The skirt itself isn’t difficult to make but it does get tricky with all the tulle in the way, lol. I just went out and bought more tulle so I can do a tutorial.

I thought of making myself one too but after I pulled together the hubby’s look I decided to make myself something that fit his look better. I had just picked up this amazing CREPE fabric at Michael Levine’s so after a quick family vote we decided on Butterick 5987 (the exact fabric will be uploaded today at lowpricefabric.com under the crepe section)

Of course my lil man was camera ready in his suit and tie. Do you see his pocket watch? so fly!
My dear Lexi loved her DIY tulle skirt and rocked her “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” look to the fullest!

My gorgeous shy girl all pretty in pink and purple. Do you know how hard it was to get a picture of her? she is so not feeling me when I pull out my camera, lol