Easter Clothes (A Little Late)

These outfits were all finished on time, but I couldn’t share them until I had my computer issues dealt with.  So for your viewing pleasure, completed kids’ clothing projects!

The boys’ shirts are the Kai Shirt pattern from Heather Ross’ Weekend Sewing:  More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching.  The pattern comes in sizes 1, 2, and 3 so for Noah I made size 3 because it was the right measurements around his chest and I added some length.  Though, he’s growing so much this spring, he’s already getting a little too tall for it.  Oh well!  Guess I’ll have to find another shirt pattern for him — the boy likes his button down shirts!  (*Update:  Noah grew an entire inch the month April and the shirt now comes to his belly button!  Yikes!)

For Levi’s shirt, I had some trouble with my machine when I tried button-holing and had to make a last minute repair to the fabric after my 5th or 6th attempt at a button hole.  Instead of continuing to frustrate myself, I sewed on snaps and put buttons on the front placket for looks.  For Noah’s I skipped the button-holing fiasco altogether and went straight to cowboy shirt style pearl snaps for lightweight fabric.  I LOVE the look of these — I think I’ll probably be using them more often!

Anna’s dress is my own concoction based on inspiration from the Midsummer Dress found here and the circle skirt (find a tutorial here).  I widened the should straps, kept a wide sash and made a long circle skirt.  The longest I could make the skirt wasn’t “long enough for a princess” so I added a ruffle along the bottom that reminds me of boho-style dresses from when I was a kid.  Anna chose the fabric — it’s poly-cotton from the Tutti Fruitti Collection we found at Jo-Ann’s.  The best part:  it REALLY twirls!  🙂

And all three kids were well-dressed come Easter Sunday!  🙂


About sdevisser

I'm just a home schooling mom who likes to create and who is trying to find my way through daily adventures with my family.
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One Response to Easter Clothes (A Little Late)

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