Easter Duds in my Favorite Fabric

This is one of my favorite fabrics of all time.  This gorgeous blue and gray floral from Amy Butler makes my heart go pitter patter.  I bought it (and a few coordinating prints) a couple of years ago.

I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.
(Amy Butler, Lotus)

I nearly fainted when I found this dress, made by an adorable company called, Persnickety.  (dresses here)  Not only is it made from this dreamy fabric, but the style is beyond cute.  The gathered bodice looked so adorable on my sweetie.

I have been matching my girls' holiday dresses for years.  And while my oldest hasn't protested the matching, she does prefer a more "grown-up" style these days.  So it was like a miracle that I had been hoarding this exact fabric.  Yes, the stars aligned in my favor.  I used my precious Amy Butler fabric to make a coordinating skirt for my oldest.

I used the Amy Butler "barcelona skirts" pattern as a guide.  It is an adult pattern, so I took the smallest size in a little at the waist and shortened it.  This girlie was thrilled with how it turned out.

I also added some gray tulle to the lining layer.

So it matched the bottom edge of the dress I'd bought.

To finish it off, I made some fabric flowers.  I know I'm really late to the fabric flower party here in blogland.  How could it possibly have taken this long for me to get on the band wagon?  Well, I've arrived, and I'm staying at the party.  They were so easy and fun to make!  I used this tutorial, but I want to try more of the million other versions out there.  Anyone know of some other adorable flower lessons?  It think this could become addicting.

It was a sacrifice to cut up more of my dwindling fabric, but I think it was worth it.

I thought my little peeps were matching enough, but all in their own little style.  I loved it, and they loved their Easter duds.  If only the stars would align for me to get a good picture of all three of them...

Oh, here's a good one.

No wait, there's random people in the background!  Arghmph!
That's okay though... that's what photoshop was invented for!

I'm now thinking of useful ways to use my cherished leftover fabrics!
I'm thinking a bag?  A quilt?  A bucket of fabric flowers?  We'll see!

I'm linking up to Blue Cricket Design.


  1. Ashleigh, the dresses are fabulous...that is exactly what beautiful fabric is for!

  2. Adorbs Ahsleigh! I'm now obsessed with that gathered bodice. Love.

  3. That dress and skirt are beautiful!! Love it!

    I agree, getting 3 kids to do one nice shot is hard work to do. Love the spot you did your pics at, I'll have to remember to go there next time.

    Take care.

  4. Love it! I have been wanting to make my girls dresses for forever. Looks like an awesome dress and skirt. I LOVE AMY BUTLER! I made a diaper bag out of her linen Morning Glory line with the red moon dot. So fun! Great job! Did you come up with the pattern for the dress on your own?

  5. Erica- I bought the dress from Persnickety (link in post). I can only dream of making something that cute. Can you believe there is a company that uses the best, most gorgeous fabric. It was because I had some of the fabric, that I was able to make a matching skirt.

  6. So so cute!!! Your kids are adorable and I love the flowers! And that fabric is amazing.

  7. I love that dress. You did a great job on the matching skirt. That fabric is GORGEOUS! I'm a huge Amy Butler fan. Our YW just made skirts too. I really need to make one or two. Your pictures are adorable, especially the second to last one!

  8. How adorable! That skirt turned out great! I love the flowers... I need to make me some... Ashleigh you are so talented!!

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  10. Oops, me and my iPad can't spell! I was saaaaying.... Love how it all turned out!!

  11. Beautiful fabric and SOOO pretty dress and skirt. Also love the scrunch flower...thanks for the link to the tutorial!

  12. Dang I love those!! It makes me wanna get my sewing machine out, its been to long! You gals inspire me now (more than just depress me at my lack o skillz). Thankssssss for all the great ideas and amazingments (yeah I made up that word).

  13. Love The Dress and Skirt So Pretty, You Should Have Made Your Little Man A Tie Out Of The Same Material So He Would Have Matched Just A Thought

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