K, time to share this years Easter/Spring ensembles. Rather after the fact, yes... especially since I made them BEFORE Charlotte's arrival (unlike my amazing sister, Elisa, who made her 3 daughters' Easter dresses right AFTER the arrival of her 4th daughter last year!)
- Cotton tie: Adapted from a pattern found at Ottobre Design (scroll through the pic to find the necktie- this tie is rather narrow and only big enough for a baby boy I think, so Jacks is a wider, longer version, but the method the same)
- Daddy got a matching tie from the scraps (Not pictured, sorry- used an old tie as my pattern and swiped the interfacing from it too). BOZ's request, NOT mine. I'm a dork, but not so dorky I'd expect my husband to wear a matching clown tie with his son. They looked cute though.
As always, she was the inspiration for all of their Easter digs. "Twirlability" is a must and she wanted Aqua blue, so that, cream and peach were my color palette. Ridiculous ruffles is what we ended up with :)
Ruffle Dress: So basically I have this one simplicty pattern (#2989) I almost always as my "base" (like for this, this, and this dress), so of course I used it again, with adaptations of course. I love the fabrics I found to use. The blue is a swiss dot with embroidered ends and the floral is a larger swiss dot. Love the textures.
Bolero: Again used the bodice of that simp pattern to get the size right and winged it from there
Flower headband: These flowers were fun and EASY. Maybe I'll have to do a tutorial for them sometime.
I was excited that this actually fit her! And I went all out, complete with bloomers and booties (that of course always fall off)
Slim Jr. Dress: Adapted from another basic simplicity pattern (pattern included bloomers-sorry couldn't find it online anymore for a link)
Flower headband: Same as Elyette's. I made the flowers, added beads and attached to an existing headband of stretch lace (anyway know where I can find some of that stretchy lace?)
Booties: Made from Heather Bailey's bitty booty pattern.