This is the dress that always comes to my mind when I think of Easter dresses. My mom made it for me when I was 2, I think. It had a matching cape, and my parents have photos of me hunting Easter eggs while wearing it.
The fabric is a cotton poplin with flocked dots on it. I always thought this was Swiss dot until I requested Swiss dot at B&J a while ago and discovered that Swiss dot is actually a semi-sheer and very light-weight fabric (like voile). So I don't know what you would call this fabric, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. And that's a shame.
My sister brought this dress into the city last weekend when she came for a quick visit, and seeing this dress made me so happy! I didn't know it was still around. It's a miracle it survived five girls and still looks this good.
Obviously it's a bit too small for four-year-old S, so a new Easter dress was in order. This one gets to rest and will just be admired by me for a while instead of being worn.
So here's what S will be wearing for Easter: a Birthday Party Dress in silk dupioni. You can read more about it (and the inspiration behind it) at the Oliver + S blog, if you're interested.