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Monday, April 25, 2011

New Clothes for Easter

It was Saturday afternoon and I decided that I was going to make myself a dress for Easter.  I had some great flow-y lavender colored, linen like fabric and a pattern that I had used before. I had the dress pictured in my mind and thankfully it turned out just like I had hoped.  I love the gray flower on it, too.  It's an understated dress, plain and pretty, but very much ME.

Did you know that: 
The custom of new clothes for Easter began when the early Christian converts were baptized the day before Easter.  After their baptism, they put on new clothing to show their new life in Christ!  
New clothes are exciting and they give us an emotional lift, but we should always remember how this tradition began and celebrate our inner life in Christ mre than our outward display of new clothes.
~Taken from "When Love Conquered All"

I have also been making flowers for hair or to pin on a top, take a look and tell me if you like them.

You will find a tutorial for the pink rosette HERE.

The flower above is called a Ruched flower and the tutorial for that is HERE.

The tutorial for this one is HERE.  I glued it to a simple yo-yo.  You can just google  how to make those, they are super easy.  Have fun!

I am teaching the girls in my Today's Christian Girl club to make these, I think they are really it.  If you go HERE, you can find tutorials on dozens of different kinds of flowers.
  Tell me which ones you like best, of the ones that I have made.

Have a good day all!



Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Ok, I'm starting to get jealous of your tailored clothes! Great dress and all in one day! Wow! I love the little flowers. Sure wish you'd post a tutorial. I like the teal one. We saw some like these this weekend and Morgan is wanting to know how to make the rosettes (pink one.) They were selling them as pins, multiples with lace, etc. Just darling!
I did not know the tradition of the new clothes. That's neat!

Ana said...

Look at you! You look fabulous in your new Easter dress. Ooooo, and love all your little flower pins...You are asking me to pick a favorite?!? But I like them all. However if I must pick one it would be the rose one...or maybe the second to the last one. It's just too hard to pick only one :-) Hope you had a wonderful Easter my dear friend.

Much love and hugs,

Millie said...

Great looking dress! I think I like the ruched rosette best.

Jane said...

Your lavender dress is lovely, it looks beautifully on you :) and i love all your ribbons! I love ribbons, that could make a nice mother's day give aways hehe... love ya!

Wendy said...

Wow I didn't know you made your dress. Very nice. Love the flowers too on your dress and your hair yesterday.

Pamela Gordon said...

Cindy, your dress is very lovely and you, my friend, are so talented! The flowers are sweet too. I like the turquoise print and the pink ones. I hope you have a great day! Blessings, Pamela

Cindy said...

Cindy, you are something! LOVE your dress!

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy,
Your dress is very pretty. And I like all of your fabric flowers!


RicKaren said...

Love all the flowers and what a pretty dress, too!

Sue said...

I have to say 'WOW". The dress turned out lovely. Can I take some of the kudos as I was talking to you while you were sewing? :) Ha! Lovely flowers - they are so 'in' the girls in your Today's Christian Girl will love them!!

Julie Harward said...

You are amazing...and so is that dress! I love it and the very nice! :D

Jenifer said...

Lovely dress and table settings! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! What a pretty dress and you're amazing - one afternoon! I liket your flower too. My favorite is the white and pink toile!
Hope your Easter was wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

Wow Cindy your a fast seamstress. Your dress looks so nice and its a perfect fit. The rosettes are really cute. I'm loving those myself.

Linda said...

You certainly have been productive, Cindy! The dress turned out beautifully, and I've never thought about why we buy new clothes for Easter!

Betty said...

I really like that style of dress and the colour and the pretty flower! You do such a good job and so quickly! I think the last flower pin would be my favourite, though I do like the ruching.
Have a happy day,

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

First of all, may I say how perfectly that dress fits you. You've tailored it awesomely.

and secondly, your flowers are just fabulous!! I really like the variety. So pretty!!

We had such a marvellous Easter over here. The weather was just perfect! I hope you did too.

He is risen!!


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your dress! and you are just so beautiful in it.
I remember sewing all my dresses and I made my girls dresses when they were small and then their their high school prom dresses. Those were the days. You sew so perfectly and the fit is perfect! I wish we lived closer. The flowers are fun and very creative, my favorite's are the brown one third one down and the ruched flower..
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Sheila said...

Cindy - it's amazing that you can sit down and make a dress in a day! i used to sew all my own clothes but it's beeen years. I'd like to start again sometime though. Thanks for the links to the flowers - they look like a fun project to try.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

You did a great job on your dress! I agree the flowers look like a fun project! I also wanted to invite you to enter my all natural organic giveaway.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Wow, you made yourself a dress! That's quite a project, especially if you don't have a mannequin your size and shape. Good for you, and so pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cindy, this is just wonderful! I am so impressed with your sewing skills. You are VERY talented, and I adore what you made... the dress and the roses.

And I never knew that about Christian's, baptism, and new Easter clothes! What a fascinating fact! That makes me want to get a new dress every year. I wore something I had before, but knowing this changes things for me. Thanks for that info!

Sending you hugs, Cindy. I was so excited to read that you have seen so many of the Royal Family. That's SO neat! I'm glad you liked my tie in to the Lord. He really is the greatest royal ever, and we who believe are all His brothers and sisters. Pretty neat, I'd say!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

The dress is so you. And you have a lovely figure for it.
I like all the flowers, but especially the ruched one.
Becky made me a flower for my Easter dress from a silk flower. I should tell her to check out your links.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

You are very talented - I can't sew at all! Great job!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your dress came out beautiful, Cindy! I love the color. Your pins are super cute. My favorite was the yellow one.

Hope you had avery blessed and joyful Easter!

podso said...

Thanks for visiting/following my blog. I feel like I have been to your blog before--you know how that goes ... but I will become a follower. Your dress is beautiful and I never knew why we wore new clothes at Easter..... Thanks!

Pamela said...

Wow you just whipped up a dress on a Saturday afternoon right before Easter??? WHo does this? You are amazing..are you related to Martha??
Love the flowers too and thanks for that great Christian info!!

Pamela xo

Kathy said...

Cindy! You are fantastic - this dress is beautiful! Love the flowers -will have to try them out!

Carol said...

Your dress is lovely. Great job on the flower pins too. It's hard to choose just one. Thanks for the links.