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Fidget's Easter Dress: Simplicity 2711

I finished this dress last week but never got around to taking photos of it... So now that it has been worn for Easter Egg hunting, Easter dinner (with ketchup and ham), bunny cake and a a 2.5 hour ride home from the Grandparents', what better time to share it with you?

close-up of bodice and ketchup stains.

Simplicity 2711, in a size 3, view A, with  medium weight linen.  I made no modifications at all; the design was already the perfect blend of simple and frilly.  It also has no zipper nor button holes, omissions that are always aces in my book. 

Despite that, I would say this pattern is geared for the more experienced sewist, as there are several places that can get sticky. However, if you go slowly and aim to complete one part of the project at a sitting (rather than all in one day), it comes together nicely and without too many nasty words.

pink linen, simplicity 2711

Fidget liked that she could get her groove on without being cinched or pinched or otherwise hindered in any way...

room to dance

I was just relieved she would wear it.



what a simply beautiful dress. I have seen that pattern before but the picture on the pattern did nothing for me but now that I see it "in person" I am going to have to get that pattern. I showed it to my daughter and she also loved it.
thanks for sharing..


It's super cute!

Sarah Jackson

so stinking adorable. really. I wonder if my 6 year old would wear that, or if it even comes in her size.

very nice work


That really is a great pattern, and I love the pink linen. Absolutely perfect.


What a beautiful little girl's dress. We call my twins, fidgets, too, they never stopped moving, still that way at 14!


Love it, looks great!


i love this. it looks so professional!


umm yeah THAT is the cutest dress i have ever seen. you never cease to amaze me my dear.


Cute, cute. I love the pink linen. My girlfriend made dresses for her girls with lots of pintucks and ruffles, too. Must be the thing this year. ;o) Great job!


Pink linen?!?!? Sweet! I think I need one. Er ... I mean SPENSER needs one.


I love it!! Could you adjust the size and make them for an adult?
Love it!!


So cute! I love the sleeves!


It's adorable - I like the simplicity and the beautiful detailing! So pretty!


Mmmmm, so very cute. I hope I can sew something that cute for my little gal someday. Perfect!


what a sweet little dress. I miss having a little girl to dress. Sadly, Kellie is growing out of her dress phase. Oh for the days when she thought wearing pants was a punishment.


very cute.


THAT dress is adorable...and YOU are inspiring!!!


I love it. Truly adorable. You offer me so much inspiration. Thanks!


What a simply sweet dress!


very sweet!


No zippers. and it goes up to size 8. I'm sold.


Beautiful. Just beautiful. :)


it is so so cute! i love the mix of simplicity and a bit of frills.


What a pretty dress....I love the pink. Beautiful job!


This turned out great! I think I'm going to pick this pattern up!


What a cute dress! I just made the view D top from this pattern for my nearly 5 year old daughter. Pretty easy and very cute.


Oh Chris, I LOVE this! So sweet and darling. And using linen was a great choice. Is this the same linen as the tulle skirt? fun! I'm glad we got to see the "worn in" version. Cute, CUTE!


Absolutely gorgeous!! I soo wish I could do more than sew a straight line. Beautiful.


I am realizing that what I might need, in order to find more sewing inspiration, is a girl... maybe you would send one? I will send you a boy in exchange - I have a number of them... :) I just don't think that they will let me sew pretty pink things for them~

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