SEERSUCKER Easter Parade

27 July 2017 by


IMG_1794New Orleans is always a stylish party, and of course my clients strut their best for the Gay Easter Parade! Seersucker was the order of the day, and these two ladies stayed cool during our march through the French Quarter.


Deven’s dress was copied from a well-worn off the rack garment. I made several fitting corrections in my own pattern, including a swayback adjustment. The tie back was an Easter-inspired addition, and of course I added pockets!

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I used the client’s vintage embroidered tablecloth for the ruffle and pockets. The crocheted lace edging was removed from the original hem and added to this border. I happened to have the tan seersucker scraps from another project, and I feel like it really ties the concept together. I love this dress!

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IMG_1569Doody’s blouse was a thrift store recon, which is a fun change of pace for me. I used pintucks to fit the garment precisely and comfortably. But more than that, I love how the seams emphasize not only her figure but also the dimensionality of the crinkled fabric itself.

I know these troublemakers from Krewe du Vieux, so basically Mardi Gras never stops for me! New Orleans is filled with endless opportunities to look good while having fun.



Obviously we had a wonderful afternoon!

23 Responses to SEERSUCKER Easter Parade

  1. Irene

    Hi Julianne, I found your site while looking for a Pfaff 1222e part. I bought the machine new and since then I made all my clothes including leather jacket s, skirts and pants. I had to leave work by 2005 due to increased disability from MS. So now I quilt, with a super group of women. I have discovered the world of snap on feet and the importance,a 1/4 inch quilting foot. None of the original feet are quite as good. Have you found an shank adapter, and if so can you share the name of the part and where I can find one. To date I have spent 25.00 dollars in repairs

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