Good Sunday to you all! I hope you had a most wonderfully blessed Easter! I had a really fabulous day myself! Celebrating Resurrection Sunday at church, worshiping the risen King, spending time with my incredible and fun family, getting stuffed on the most fabulous ham I have ever put in my mouth, hiding Easter Eggs for kids who are almost too old to go on Easter Egg hunts, sitting in my parents' backyard in the shade and eating yummy cake made by mom, laughing my head off at the fun stories that are told over and over. Ya, my day was most satisfying!
Another fun thing that I did today was do an exceedingly fast fashion shoot with my Colton taking the pictures. Right after church and before we left for mom and dad's, we drove around looking for the perfect blooming trees to use as back drops for the dress I made for Easter Sunday!
It all started back last summer when I saw this seriously beautiful, fun and PINK floral print cotton at Wal-Mart, I really liked it and would always pet it when in the store. I knew it would make a perfect summer dress, but then when I was doing my mad 1930s research a few months ago, I came across the perfect inspiration image and the fabric of the dress was so close to my Wal-Mart fabric I totally freaked out! The inspiration dress is more peach, but I prefer pink to peach, so that was just fine by me! I also noted that the blouse portion of the dress could totally be made using Wearing History's 1930s Day or Evening Blouse Pattern if I altered the collar and added an outside placket. Perfection!!!!!!!
Fast forward to recently. Driving around this spring, I saw all the wonderful pink and white blossoms bursting forth on all the spring blooming trees. Oh my giddy aunt! Photo shoot perfection!! Then I recalled that Easter was coming up...
Fabulous pink fabric + blossoming spring trees + Easter =
We Must Make This Dress NOW!!!!
So....slowly but surely, my Pink Blossom Easter Sunday Dress was made!!
Then I got all self conscious and didn't know if I wanted to wear it to church...with the make-up...and the gloves...and the HAT!!!
You see, I'm a "wear jeans and nice blouse to church" kinda gal. So, wearing a dress, that is vintage looking is waaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone! But after some great council from my fabulous husband (I could wear my dress that I made specifically for Easter Sunday to church as an offering to the King we were celebrating! Huzzah!!!) I decided to wear my dress! I'm so glad I did! It was more comfortable than I thought it would be and the shoes were even comfy! I am so loving this era and it's happy cotton fabrics that I am so wanting to make more and will possibly be wearing them to church in the future!
So, on to the flowers. The print on the fabric shows beautiful blossoms, probably cherry, but really, they could be any blossoms! I had an hour before we had to leave for the parents' and so Colton and I set off to find some trees. Happily one subdivision offered up two blossom colors and the third color was found off a semi busy road on the way home! We were crazy running people and I'm sure passers by got quite the laugh!
Thank you to my wonderfully talented son for the great pictures! You are a rock star!!!
Inspiration image and my dress!
Wearing History's Pattern that I altered to make my dress!
Flowers of White
Yikes! Sun Washout! Oh well...the trees were fabulous!
Flowers of Dark Pink
Flowers of Pale Pink
Well, there you have it. The craziness of Gina White. I just never know when the inspiration to make something will strike and I'm so happy that this time around all the things that I envisioned in my mind totally worked well together!
Have a wonderful week coming up everyone! Next up? Another 1930s dress. Yup. I have totally lost my mind!!