Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Easter Ensembles

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!)

Up first:

- 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.

: 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?)

: Made from Heather Bailey's bitty booty pattern.


Deanna said...

Wow, wow, wow! Awesome! Go you. Your kids are beautiful and so are their outfits.

Kate Nally said...

So cute!!!!!!!!!!!

brooke said...

So stinkin cute Maegan. Nice job. You must stay busy with 3 kids and all that wonderful sewing you do! Everytime you post something you made I think about my bridesmaid dress you did for me. I'm not sure if I ever supplied you with pictures to post or maybe I missed it. But anyhow, I love that I was on the receiving end of your talent before. Cute clothes and cute kids. See you soon!

Grant and Sarah said...

super amazing, I'm always impressed! You inspire me, you are so on the ball.

Brittany said...

Those are all so cute! I am so jealous of your talent. Maybe one day I will learn how to sew.... Hey, Heather Bailey lives down the street from me and is in our ward. Cute, cute clothes, Meagan. Hope you guys had a great Easter.

Gian and Andrea said...

and how does one do this with 2 kids and a new born!?!?!

Elisa said...

So cute!!! I wish I could be as inventive as you! Just so you know I haven't sewn since those easter dresses. I'm not as amazing as you think! I think I did Jackie's before Julia was born. I am aching to sew again, but there is still tile to seal again and windows to clean(there is still paint and sheetrock dust on the panes) You are the amazing one!!!!

Elisa said...

One more thing, I love the color combination! The peach reminds me of Jennie's room growing up. Remember how much she liked peach?

Marissa Stam said...

really really cute! try lacehaven.com (might be heaven?) I've gotten some stretch lace from there, and lots of cool things like frog closures. That is where I got the lace for the bridesmaid and all the flower girl dresses. Good prices for most things. careful though you might get too happy :)

You are really talented maegan! i love it.