Vivian Rose at Oma’s house, decked out in her mother’s Rebecca’s Bow Dress.
I hope you all had a joyous Easter. The Ferguson family had a fabulous week of Easter celebrations! We saw both of our children with all four of our grandchildren, but not at the same time. A good bit of sewing was done before and after their arrival.
Saturday we joined our son-in-law’s family for Easter dinner. 5 yo Vivian Rose was resplendent in her mother’s 35 yo Rebecca’s Bow Dress, with her curls confined to elaborate, elegant French braids.
The original slip has been lost through the years so this white Imperial batiste slip was made. Because it really can be worn as a dress, a bow was embroidered on the yoke. To avoid it shadowing through the dress, it was stitched in a very pale pink and white.
The same yoke pattern was used with 1/2″ removed from the top half of the armscye.
Ever obliging 9 yo Alastair wore his bow tie made from the Little Boy Bowtie:the Quick and Easy Version pattern which I have used so often.
The color matched the green leaves in his sister’s fancyband.
The bows alternated with 3 vertical strips of lace.
I love this picture taken as Vivian was ready to put on her heirloom dress. Alastair was proud that he was already dressed and ready for the egg hunt.
The bunny was tied at the top with a bow, but Vivian HAD to open it.
See the felt candy-filled bunny in Vivi’s hand? That was such a fun little project. I made 20 of these for the children at church, as well as for these two. Vivian had a bunny filled basket and loved handing them out. I so regret that I did not get a photo that or of all the pink, blue, yellow and white bunnies together. They were a big hit with all the children. Continue reading
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Courtney wrote a sweet note asking about Easter dresses I have made in the past. For her 2 year old daughter, she is designing an heirloom confection for this same celebration. She was curious about my granddaughter Laurel’s earlier special frocks.
She was just 10 months old, crawling at lightning speed when her first Easter rolled around. A bubble seemed to be the most sensible solution for a baby who spent most of her waking moments on her knees. For details of this little outfit, headband and matching bib for Easter dinner, see the post Baby Bunny Bubble.
Laurel’s first birthday was two months later. She was toddling around, making it easy for me to justify making the heirloom dress of my dreams. I absolutely loved making this. For details and more photos than you will want to look at, check the post First Birthday Dress.
For me, the matching slip was the finishing touch.
Her second Easter fell just a few months before our daughter’s wedding, Continue reading
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