Is there any more joyous occasion for sewing than Easter? It’s time to get started but instead of pulling out the lace and batiste, I find myself looking back at those confections from the past. For me, it’s not about seeking inspiration so much as it is about enjoying the memories all over again, like re-reading a very good book.
Among these outfits, there might be some inspiration for those of you who have not yet jumped into this special sewing season.
Who doesn’t love babies in daygowns?Â And with a sweet big brother they are even more precious.
If daygowns interest you, details are posted here Happy Easter ’13.Â This post details the daygown with fagotted lace and a hand embroidered front placket
The next year Big Brother Alastair wore this little suit.
It seems like I am always in a rush to get Easter outfits finished.Â This one for Alastair was no exception.
Making this dress was pure joy.Â I love the Swiss handloom and laces.
Baby’s Easter Dress, made for Vivian Rose last year. It was a modification of a dress I made for her mother 31 years ago.
And I love this picture of her strolling through the grass.
Vivian Rose, 15 months old, Easter 2014
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What a joyful day this was!Â Our two older grandchildren, seven year old Robert and eight year old Laurel, were baptized.
Cousin Alastair, 4, loves a photo opportunity so he stepped up to be included.
This is a beautiful, symmetrical dress–not cockeyed as it appears in this photo.Â Â The wind would NOT stop blowing so it kept swinging on the hanger as IÂ tried to snap it in a moment of calm.Â Note also that the hanger is an adult size, so the shoulder appears to be wider than the pattern picture.
But, hurrah!! Laurel’s Easter dress is almost done, lacking only buttons and buttonholes.Â The pattern is one of Nancy Coburn’s at Ginger Snaps Designs.
Laurel’s dress includes absolutely no originality from me.Â I copied this beauty as is because I didn’t think there was any way I could improve upon it. Continue reading