Thursday, April 12, 2012

Procrastinated Easter

I went back and forth on making Easter outfits this year.  It took me so long to decide, that I ended up with less than two hours to sew anything.  My husband’s tie and my skirt didn’t get any further along than the cutting-out stage.  But the kids were well dressed for the holiday.

easter kids
My two older boys wanted bow ties, like last year.  Jonas chose a long tie.  Both versions were made using vintage Simplicity 8785, just graded down to fit my smaller men.  Ivy’s dress is based off a doll pattern I picked up at the thrift store.  I didn’t realize it was for dolls until I got it home.  But it was easy to size up, with only the bloomers giving me any trouble.ivy easter I had plans to shirr the front, then add a button placket down the back with just two buttons at the top to make a pinafore-like look. Then I looked at the clock and the button placket idea was scrapped and I just sewed up the back seam.  I had already hemmed the bottom and only shirred partway, so the back looks pretty funky.  But it was passable for the day and I can easily cut the seam open and fix it. 

ivy easter2


You know, when I get around to it.



Christie said...

I think her dress looks great! Very cute kiddos ;).

Jocelyn said...

Holy moly! The little J-Bird is getting big! When I first saw the top picture I thought he was one of the older boys!

bjahlstrom said...

Your son kissing his little sister is really sweet. It made me smile.

Reno said...

Oh so sweet! Darling clothes on darling kids. And I see little chubbiss legs! I can hardly believe how much she's changed in a little over a month.

Pamela said...

Beautiful family and most adorable clothes! you did a great job!

Ashley said...

They all look so cute. Good job on fixing the doll pattern, you can't even tell!


Sew Much Ado said...

Great job on all of it! Ivy looks so grown up already - and so cute!

Beverly said...

You have a lovely family!

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