I love the tradition of new clothes at Easter. We don’t always get around to it for all the kids, but I try to make sure each child gets at least something new, whether it be an accessory, or a new piece that fits in with what they already have.
This year’s Easter outfits are kind of a mixed bag of new and old. Ready made and handmade. Crocheted and sewn.
A blazer I made for my oldest several Easters back, now fits my middle child, which is blowing my mind and making me feel
a tad…a lot nostalgic.
The best part of it all, is that I dusted off my machine and sewed again! Yay! I mean, I’ve sewed on Scout patches, and I sewed some baby blankets recently, but it’s been a while since I made a garment come to life.
Man, on man…that never gets old. Sewing clothes is the best super power, even when you make something simple, like a skirt.
I had been wanting to make Dana’s Anywhere Skirt Pattern since it first came out and I finalllly made it happen. And now I want one for myself, stat!
I used this lovely olive green linen from fabric.com (affiliate link), and some brassy buttons I found in the clearance section at Jo-ann. I hadn’t planned to go in a military/vintage route, but I’m loving that that’s how it panned out. (Unfortunately the fabric I used is on back order, so this one is pretty close in price and color)
I narrowed the waist band to about 1 1/2 inches in height and I made it a little larger than my daughter’s waist measurements, so that I could add a strip of elastic to the back. Combined with its longer length, I think this skirt is going to last her for some time.
I paired it with some floral tights and shoes from Old Navy, a button-up denim shirt, and a gray cardigan. Then I made little Sculpey clay bunny pins for her to put on her lapels.
I have never really been into the enamel pin trend, but this little detail has won me over! Now I want to make and buy little pins to put on evvveeerything.
For my middle son, he’s wearing the pants half of the suit I made him last Fall plus the blue velvet blazer I made out of some old drapes a few years back. All the pattern details are in those posts I linked to.
I crocheted him a squared off tie. I wrote a pattern for it, but I think it still needs some tweaking before I share it.
I also made him a bunny tie tack, but the ears broke off. I now realize why most pins are not made with clay. Or maybe more like how I shouldn’t give semi-fragile pins to a rambunctious boy. ;)
His shirt is old school Old Navy and his shoes are from Children’s Place. They carry my favorite style of church shoes/boots for boys.
My oldest is in all ready to wear clothes, except for his suspenders and his bow tie.
Sources: Pants – JC Penny // Sweater – Old Navy // Shirt – Amazon // Leather boots – Famous Footwear
I seriously love love his suspenders. So much so, that I bought some elastic to make some for myself as well. I also have a tutorial in the works. UPDATE: You can find the elastic suspenders tutorial HERE. :)
His bow tie is an update from these crocheted bow ties I posted when he was not much older than my youngest. Time. flies. people.
I have a tutorial/pattern in the works for it as well. Are you sensing a trend here? Too many things I want to share and just not enough time to share them all. #momlife. ;) Anyway…It’s a super simple project that’s great for beginners. I’ll link up to it here when it’s ready.
And now for a shameless stream of cute pictures of my kids. I think it’s apparent that the REAL reason I get them new Easter duds is so I have an excuse to get pictures of them. ;)
This moment lasted for exactly one second. Ha! But really, I like the ones with them squishing and poking each other and bouncing around better (just don’t tell them that! ).
This picture is SO HER.