My Pretty Easter Dress From Grandma

Last year, I asked a huge favor of my sweet, beautiful and talented grandma Harris. I have seen her make so many gorgeous clothes throughout my life and for whatever reason, have never asked her to make me any! So when my grandparents asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year, I knew exactly what to ask for. A pretty floral dress!

In September, I was able to visit my grandparents in Illinois and we went shopping for some fabric! I had THE hardest time narrowing down the style/pattern I wanted (my poor grandpa probably wanted to blow his brains out because of how long it was taking for me to make up my mind, bless his heart!), and when I did find something I liked, there wasn’t enough fabric available for it (story of my life). The process was so much fun though! We sat looking at catalogs for what seemed like hours and I even had my grandpa give his style expertise as to which fabric he liked best (sorry I didn’t go with your favorite, gramps!). Finally, I came across this gorgeous, black, floral fabric and just fell in love with it. I’m a sucker for a black dress in general, but throw some pretty florals in the mix and I go crazy!

I showed my grandma several examples of different styles I liked for the dress and I am still blown away by how perfectly she designed it. Initially I was wanting something longer and more flowy, but after finding this fabric, I decided to go a different, more classy route with the design.  My grandma made this dress without having the luxuries of me nearby to try it on or to help with the process. But she’s a pro, because it only took one small adjustment to get it where it needed to be. And folks, it is absolutely gorgeous! She left the waist wider because I told her that I had a brown leather belt that I thought would look good with the dress and it was definitely the perfect finishing touch! I knew that I wanted to save this beauty to wear for Easter. It just screams spring, and I’ve been over here counting down the months til I get to show it off!

One of these days, I hope to be able to spend a whole lot more time than I do now with my grandparents and have my grandma teach me her sewing ways. I would absolutely love to make some of my own clothes, as well as clothes for my future kiddos, and if I’m going to learn from anybody, I want it to be her! With the busyness of the holidays and how distant all of our family is from each other, it’s almost impossible to get any quality time with anyone once we’re all together. So to have that special day with my grandparents, just the three of us, meant so much and I’ll cherish those memories for the rest of my life. Thank you grandma for all of the time, love, and hard work you put into making my gorgeous Easter dress! I could not be any more obsessed with it.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I hope you all have a lovely Easter with your families.

Oh, and Happy Spring!

-Danielle

 

 

 

16 Comments

  • Mandy Ripley
    7 months ago

    Real cute! Did Jay take the pics? They’re all beautiful I think!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      Thanks so much, friend! I love it. And yes, Jay is always the one that takes pictures of me! He does such a good job.

  • Jessica C.
    7 months ago

    Love! Love! Love! She is definitely one amazing woman! Beautiful dress for a beautiful girl, inside and out!!!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      Thank you! She did SUCH an amazing job. Love you so much and thanks for stopping by <3

  • 7 months ago

    So cute! I made myself a beautiful floral dress a few years ago and I love it! It makes it so special since it’s totally unique! 🙂

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      That’s awesome, Danielle (nice name, haha)! I couldn’t agree more. It’s so fun having one of a kind pieces that stand out when you wear them. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • 7 months ago

    This is so lovely! You’re lucky to have such a talented grandma. 🙂

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      Thanks, Maria! I am definitely super thankful to have a grandma who is so talented and loving. Thanks for stopping by!

  • 7 months ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous. How sweet than you have a chance to connect with your grandma in this way!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      Thanks so much, Ellie! I was so thankful to have had this experience with them and couldn’t be happier with the dress.

  • 7 months ago

    What a neat idea! I love the fabric you ended up choosing!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      Thank you so much, Katharine! She did an amazing job and I was so pleased with the fabric choice once I saw the finished product. Thanks for reading!

  • Amanda H
    7 months ago

    What a sweet story!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      Thank you so much for reading! <3

  • 7 months ago

    Such a great looking pattern. I sew a little and I’m completely curious how she finished the seams inside. 😉 I’m just trial and error taught and a little bit of YouTube so she’s way more professional than I!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      7 months ago

      She would appreciate the compliments a ton, so I will be sure to pass them along! My grandma would never view herself as any sort of professional, but I certainly think so. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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