Since I’ve already left this hanging far longer than I should have (I’m a horrible blogger, I know), I won’t prolong it any more. Here is the finished product and the pattern I used to make it (I purposely cut my head off in the pictures – I was going to take a picture of the dress just on the hanger but it looked dreadful that way, so I had to model it -only my hair and face are not fit for modeling at the moment 😛 ) :
I liked the many lines created by the two-piece sleeves, princess seams, and v-shaped seam in the front and back, as well as the added detail at the bottom of the sleeve. I finished it in time just by the skin of my teeth – something I do not want to do again, because it robs me of the proper focus for the holiday – the glorious resurrection of Christ. If I do an Easter dress again, it has to be finished a couple of weeks ahead of time – that’s the new rule! I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of the Easter dress I made for my niece (my mom made the interchangeable yo-yos and did the hand sewing on it). This brought back fond memories of dresses from my childhood, since the pattern I used was one of my absolute favorites. I actually had a dress quite similar to this one – only the blue part was gingham. The skirt floats out in front of you if you go down stairs quickly enough. 😉
Man-made dresses, as pretty as we might think them, are nothing compared with the robe of righteousness that can be ours if we trust in Christ’s death and resurrection for our salvation.
“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes. So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground.
“Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” asked the men. “He is not here, but He has been resurrected! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day’?” And they remembered His words.” Luke 24: 1-8 (emphasis mine)