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Oliver +S School Photo Easter Dress



How was your Easter weekend?   Ours was rainy… but aside from that we had a very nice Easter with wonderful church service and fun food with friends and family…

When I say rainy I’m not kidding- we are at 317% of normal rainfall for April. It pretty much started raining on Friday and hasn’t stopped since then.

In the 5 minutes on Easter Sunday that it was not raining, I rushed the kids outside to get some photos of them in their Easter duds..

As you can see it was a highly successful photo shoot…

I think they were all going a little stir crazy from the excessive rain.

I did manage to snap a few photos of my daughter in her Easter dress.

It’s Oliver + S School photo dress pattern made out of pink seersucker with some lime green accents.

I was going for a “updated” 80’s preppy look- I’m not sure if it worked or not, at 11 pm Saturday night I was regretting the green, but when I saw her wearing it Sunday I was happy with it.

I think the green pops added a little bit of fun detail to the dress, and oh my- I love the gathered collar on this pattern!!

This is my first time with an Oliver +S pattern and I must say that I was VERY pleased. If you are a new sewer I would HIGHLY recommend the patterns as they are very detailed and easy to follow.

I even added a bright green zipper to the back.  First time with an invisible zipper but it was NOT HARD! I always psyche myself out and think things will be harder than they are.

Oh- I did not forget about this month’s theme of “home”… I’ve just got 4 projects started and am waiting on good weather to finish them. It’s not supposed to stop raining until Thursday here. We luckily are escaping the flooding, but many in our area are not… The Ohio river is expected to reach it’s highest level in 15 years.  I’m sure many living in the Ohio River Valley could use some extra prayers this week.

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  1. The dress is adorable Melissa! I love it! It makes me think of the prom dress from Pretty in Pink (sort of). I love that pattern and it was one I was thinking of trying but forgot about it. I made their ruffled halter last summer for NK and it was great too as in easy to follow and easier than it looked. It’s on my blog now from my last post in March (ahem). It’s a free download pattern on their site but I got it last year from either the spring or summer issue of Stitch. Anyway, great job as usual! Love the dress!

  2. I love Oliver + S patterns, and think the dress turned out great! I’ve been thinking of you and Traci and hoping you were out of flood danger. Hugs from soggy Idaho. 🙂

  3. cute kids! Sorry you are swimming at Easter but what we wouldn’t do for a thimble of water in Texas. We’re fighting wildfires and you guys are all flooding.

  4. I wish we were getting some moisture. We started with the wildfires – even close to the city – in April.

    I love the dress

  5. That dress is so cute! And what good looking kids you have! Glad you got a few minutes reprieve from the rain.

    I remember that collar from the 80’s. I’d forgotten, but seeing it brought back the memory! I’d love to trade weather with you. We are SO hot and dry here in Texas, wildfires & all. Hope you get some DRY weather soon!

  6. That dress is beautiful! My favorite part is the lovely pink with just a hint of temporary tattoo peeking out~ awesome! 😉
    I also really love the necklace your oldest is wearing.
    Happy {belated} Easter!

  7. Darling photos! I think they are perfect because they are just being themselves! They all look so old. How can our kids grown up so fast?

    The pink and green dress is beautiful! Only you could pull off sewing an Easter dress the night before. I love the whole look. It’s perfect!

    And I’ve got all my fingers cross that this blasted rain will one day stop! It’s insane and I think we really might just float away one day soon!

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