Easter Dress and a Bolero

Easter is my favorite holiday. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know that I say that every year πŸ™‚ SorryNotSorry to be redundant but there you have it.

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I picked up this maxi dress and loved it as-is, actually. I’ve been on a maxi dress kick since last summer and I had planned to wear it just like this.

But…

…this was a problem for me:

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I don’t care/mind if someone wears a dress like this to church. But I, personally, just wouldn’t feel comfortable showing this much skin (Church or otherwise). Β I could just put on a cardigan… but that would hide the crochet, which is the most beautiful part of this dress. Instead, I decided I would add fabric underneath the crochet and add a small cap sleeve.

But when I went to seam rip the crochet from the main fabric (so it would be easier to add a layer of fabric underneath it) it was serged to death! I didn’t trust myself not to ruin it so I went in a different direction…

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Goodbye, Maxi 😦 

I cut some length off, with a high/low hem in mind.

And because I just didn’t want to ruin the crochet… I decided to make a bolero jacket with the scraps instead of adding a sleeve. After all, maybe one magical day I will be brave to show that skin πŸ˜‰

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Using only a serger, I sewed the bottom scrap as indicated by the lines in the picture. Do you remember my Remnant Shrug refashion? I basically followed that same “pattern”.

Since this fabric is stretchy, I used 3 thread overcast instead of the standard 4.

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Perfectly flat seam.

Then I finished the bottom raw edge of the dress with a rolled hem πŸ™‚

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I splurged a little ($25) on these fun sandals from TJMaxx

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The bolero added just enough coverage for church.

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Peek-a-boo crochet

 

Since it was a little nippy #Indiana… I put onΒ some leggings and a cardiganΒ for Easter lunch with the fam.

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I’ve been taking pics with my cell phone instead of my camera… it just seems to be easier. My laziness knows no bounds. Plus, I thought this was a funky shot of me looking through the iron rod.

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Me, mom, #3, #1 and PapawΒ 

I hope everyone had a great Easter. I definitely did! #Blessed

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