I never mean to, but in the past I’ve gone all out for Easter. I can’t resist the urge, and besides–I have decided that Easter outfits are worth it because they become Sunday staples for the rest of the year.
This sweet little dress (almost a shirt really), was inspired by the little blouse I saw first here, and then here. I used leftover scraps from this dress, which worked out well except that it would have been a little easier using something a little less substantial, say a simple cotton (there’s a lot of layers there in the bow collar!) I started with the basic dress pattern from the book Sew for Baby the Fun Way by Kerstin Martensson, which is SO AWESOME. I borrowed it from my sister for years, but then shortly after I returned it I found it at the thrift store for $2. It’s got every baby staple pattern + instructions you could ever need, with tons of room for customization. Great asset–if you ever come across one, snatch it up.
Tiny looks so great in this color, and I can’t wait to pair it with some sweet pink patterned leggings. In addition to this dress, I’m working on a jumper + t-shirt for Twinkle, and a three piece short-suit for Tito (plus bow tie!) The suit coat has been cut out since I started it way back when though, so it actually shouldn’t be too bad. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a seriously ridiculous amount of sewing for Easter, I know.