Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter sewing

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Around 10 p.m. Friday night, I decided Scarlet needed a Mommy-made Easter dress.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday night, I decided Steiger and Scarlet needed Mommy-made Easter baskets.

For the dress, I used the little Sugarplum top from SeeKateSew,

Sugarplum Easter dress

and for the Easter baskets, I used Nova's Nesting fabric bowls.

Easter baskets

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Dress specs:
Fabric - the sweetest, prettiest, most feminine pastel goodness double-gauze from Nani Iro's little letter collection.  She will continue to get the sweetsiest things I can find until she is older and can voice her own opinions. 
I made size 2T so she'll be able to wear it longer as a tunic type shirt.  I used a length between the top and dress length.

I'm not a huge fan of the ribbon closures at the neck -- I think I'd prefer a button, and will modify it if I made another.  The design of the dress is really sweet though, and thankfully, it came together quite easily. 

And Scarlet was too precious in it.  I squealed at her most of the day.

Looking out the window:
little lady

little miss Scarlet

Easter egg hunting (with her coordinating basket!):

little Scarlet
(Daddy still makes her look so small!)

little lady
She loved carrying her basket around. (was very possessive of it in fact)

little dress and basket

little lady banks

I tried to get a picture of her with her brother in front of the Lady Banks roses... this was how it went:
sibling love
(herding cats I tell you)

Steiger (who turns 4 in a week!!!) got a globey-type basket made with Out to Sea's map panel print.

Steiger

Steigerman

The Nesting bowls pattern made these super simple -- Nova has size options, measurements, and a visual for how to add a handle.  I have mental deficits when it comes to the area of spatial awareness, so I appreciated the clear instructions!  Makes me want to whip up a set for my scraps... one day that is.

I was really proud to give these hand-made touches to my babies' Easter.  Even if it meant I got behind on a couple other obligations... what good is it to have a mama who sews, if she doesn't make things for her own babes after all?

I hope your weekend was blessed...I listened to this song over and over while sewing, made it even sweeter.

When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me...

11 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

They are simply adorable!!! The baskets are so cute!! And that dress, perfect for your little angel!!

Svetlana said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Both your fabric creation as well as your miniature people :)

Heather D. said...

So adorable! I remember as a child always having a new dress for Easter - though mine were never mom-made!!

Sara said...

What a sweetheart Scarlet is! I love her hair!

Steiger is getting so big!

You did a fabulous job on their Easter baskets:)

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute dress, and great baskets, although you might win the mad mummy award for timing ;o)

Kirsten said...

Such a sweet dress for Scarlet, and those Easter baskets are so cute too!

Sarah Craig said...

Such beautiful babies, Tracey! And you win the super-mom award!!!

Gina said...

that is one of my favorite songs. Darling little dress and baskets. I feel like i reallllly need that fabric.

pamela said...

love your sweet bags! so cute!!!! and i love the jesus culture song too - aren't you thankful for easter?! :)

amy g :) said...

love the out to sea bag!!

Poppyprint said...

Oh my gosh, they are so grown up already. Look at Scarlet's blondie locks and Steiger's knowing big brother eyes! Very sweet baskets you made for them, Tracey!

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