With Easter coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to make this sweet Easter bunny dress for my daughter. I have had this pattern, Simplicity 1208, for a couple years now. I picked it up during one of JoAnn Fabrics’ pattern sales – my favorite time to buy patterns! This pattern was only available in sizes 3-8, larger than my daughter at the time, but the kitty and bunny dresses looked so cute I knew I’d use it someday!
The beautiful stripe fabric I used for the skirt is from Contempo’s “BoBo Baby” collection by Maggie and Flo. I had purchased it to make a dress for my daughter’s first Easter but never got a chance. Now that she has grown so much I didn’t have enough fabric for a full dress so this pattern was perfect! I loved making the bunny applique on the front with the sweet tied ears. You can see a few in-process pictures below.
I used white flower buttons I found in a shoebox of buttons my grandmother gave me. It was fun searching through the buttons trying to find three that matched. These were perfect!
The only problem I ran into with the dress was the button loops. The pattern had me create three loops for the buttons made from the same fabric as the bodice. I didn’t get a picture of them, but they looked so sweet. It wasn’t until after I stitched on my three white vintage buttons that I found I couldn’t get the fabric loops to work with the buttons. The loops were two thick and two stiff. I ended up taking them out and replacing them with small ribbon loops using 1/4″ ribbon. This worked perfectly and I was able to keep my vintage buttons.
Overall I’m pleased with this dress and would recommend Simplicity Pattern 1208. I already have the fabric planned out to make the kitty dress next! :)
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