Easter Best: Baby Girl Tribe

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.

Working on anything fun for your kids? Link up in the comment section! I love to see what you’re working on. 
mad mim sewing_Tiny's Easter Dress 2012

mad mim sewing_Tiny's Easter Dress 2012 mad mim sewing_Tiny's Easter Dress 2012

14 Comments

Amy

Oh… my…. HECK!!! that dress is adorable!! And I am LOVING mint green right now. Ah, so lovely!

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felisha

Love that color and dress. Jealous, I went the LAZY route this year and bought dresses from Costco. $15 I just don’t have the desire to sew this year. Maybe next year 🙂 Can’t wait to see the results.

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Beth M. Stephenson

I went to Amazon and bought the baby sewing book. The dress is darling. I think it lends itself well to the solid color, to show off the details in the bow/collar. The mint is very pretty too. I think a pink carnation hairbow is called for, don’t you?
I’m not sewing for this Easter. . .I posted my Spring beauty contestants to date on http://www.chocolatecreamcenters.blogspot.com. More to come by Easter itself.

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jen

ahh mim, i would love to say i was sewing easter outfits, but alas i am STILL sewing an upcycled bag for my love for his 30th…which was on the 8th :o( Oops. I just can’t seem to get time now that i am a mother of 4, and with another on the way and a teething bub i am feeling waaaay to icky and knackered to do more than look at my sewing room and sigh some days!!! So totally impressed with what you accomplish :o)

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Miriam

Jen it’s been so long! I love it when you check in here! And did you just say that you’re pregnant again?! Congrats!! And as far as me getting a lot done, don’t worry I’m a total mess in real life. I mean SURE I am a prolific sewer, but I haven’t cleaned my tub since Harper was born. She’s nine months. Wish I could take your kids for a day so you could make something for you. Or sleep. Or watch 6 hours of TV.
XO, hope things are well with you!

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jen

Yes! Number 5! EEEKKK! So really i only have myself to blame if i feel crappy and have no time!! I should have worked out what causes these baby things by now 😉 But i am only just, so shhhh dont tell anyone, oh yeah oops we are live on the world wide web…well no one knows me here so heck i might as well tell the world. Whooopeeee! Anyway girl, you have enough on your plate with out adding my ratty clan to the chaos…although a playdate in the year 2020 would be just lovely ( i figure we might have stopped having bubs by then?? and you know be able to pee without an audience, drink a coffee before its cold, have a drink of wine without falling asleep?!!).
In the mean time i try and find time for my favourite extra-familial hobbies…sewing, reading sewing blogs, walking, learning french, baking bread…usually i find atleast 3minutes in the day for all of those things 🙂 Much love xxx Ps clean bath or not, you are still officially awesome!

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jen

ps i really havn’t got my emoticons sorted have i??? Another thing to add to my increasing list of fails…they were supposed to be a sad face and then a happy face…hehe x

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Sariah

I have to say that it’s fun to see a little repercussion of that fabric, you know, that little bit of pride and ownership that I have no right to feel but am going to feel anyways. 🙂 It’s so sweet, and can’t wait to see it on her!

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Emily Balling

Sweet! I wouldn’t have guessed the base from that pattern came from that book. Maybe I ought to use it more often. 😉 What lucky children in your sewing plans.
Emily

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Theresa

I wasn’t going to do anything this year, but I’ve been thinking about how easy it would be to do a tiered skirt for Emily and a little shirred sundress out of the same fabric for Rebekah. I tried the shirring concept out for the first time about 6 months ago, and I was amazed at how easy it is. If I find the right fabric (Emily’s very picky), I don’t think I’ll be able to resist!

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