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Under the Cherry blossom tree B5211!


Beautiful!




    Happy Resurrection Sunday! It's a beautiful day here in Japan, the Cherry Blossom's have bloomed and they are gorgeous... Since you only have about a week to see the beauty of these Blossom's before they dry up. I thought it would be perfect to get a couple of pictures with my family in my new dress under these beauties..
Under the Cherry Blossom Trees!



Okay, getting to the review of this dress B5211 , which was really simple, did I mention how simple? Yep, purely an enjoyable process.. I mentioned in a prior post that I was jumping on board with the floral trend. I've had this dress complete for a little over two weeks, however, with the weather not wanting to play nice in terms of warmth, I couldn't get photos taken.. Today was a lot warmer here and with the Blossom's having had blossomed I had to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Paired with my Ivanka Trump wedges..
 Description:A,B,C have back neck opening with button and thread loop closure, extended shoulder and top stitching detail. A:front upper and lower sections. B:self -belt. C: gathered sleeve with elastic casing, length 2 above mid-knee. I made view B minus the self-belt and used my own belt..


I used a Charmeuse Poly print purchased last year from Fabric Mart fabrics. I made a size 16, in which I'm happy that I did because I'm losing the weight that I put on last year, and did not want to have to make as many alterations or hopefully none in the future.. I could have added about another 2" to do a proper hem and to do normal leisurely activities, such as sitting LOL...No, seriously, is not that bad but a tad bit longer, and  it would be close to as perfect as this lady can get.... I also left off the button in the back and used my own belt in place of the fabric tie belt...I wanted to break up the print or maybe I was  a little lazy bwahaaaaa! Overall, this was a great pattern, easy, easy, easy! I need projects like that sometimes to keep me motivated you know :) I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!


Mommy and her boys!




                    As always ladies be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

Comments

  1. Yes indeed, He has done great things! I never would have thought that pattern could be so pretty. You look like a cherry blossom yourself. Happy Easter Candice! When are you moving???

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    1. Yes, He has Faye! I love this pattern, and you probably will see at least one more..We are leaving sometime in August!

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  2. Happy Easter and the dress looks fab on you. I made that dress a few years ago, may have to revisit.

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    1. Happy Easter to you Sheila! Thanks lady and yes, give this pattern another whirl...

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  3. Love the dress and the depth of field in your photograph.

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  4. Fab! Fab! Fab! Happy Easter to you and yours too!

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    1. Thank you Carol! Happy Easter to you and your family as well!

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  5. You look lovely in your dress! And Happy Easter to you too! I like the phrase "Resurrection Sunday" though it can be a mouthful to say. Your boys are cute.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! Those are my little men and I just love them to pieces!

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  6. Wow! What a great dress and how beautiful are those trees? How cool is it to actually be IN Japan under a Cherry Blossom?! You selected a great print for this dress and I love the fact that it has pockets. You look fantastic AND you've got a couple of handsome boys on your hands! Happy Resurrection Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Godsgirl T! The Cherry Blossom's are gorgeous, it's just a blessing to see... Happy Ressurrection Sunday to you as well...

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  7. What wonderful photos! Your dress is as gorgeous as the cherry blossoms and your sons are adorable little men!

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  8. Love you outfit! You look gorgeous & I love the picture with your boys...cute! Hope you had a Blessed Resurrection Day!

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    1. Thank you Omega! The family and I had a wonderful Ressurrection day, and I hope you did as well!

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  9. Wow, you look so beautiful! Nice colors in the dress.

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  10. Beautiful dress. The floral is very feminine and modern. I love the picture of you and your boys, it's adorable :)

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  11. Happy Belated Resurrection Day to you too Lady! Love you in this dress. The colors and style are definitely occassion worthy. Paired with those cute wedges it's a winner. Aslo, you have some handsome boys there:)

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  12. Beautiful Easter Sunday dress. You look great. Nice mommy and sons photo too.

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