including the part about finishing the dresses at around 10pm the night before Easter!
This year I tried the Music Box Jumper dress pattern by Oliver + S. A little scary, since I had never tried button holes, and I didn't get the pieces cut until Thursday night. But it was a great pattern, buttonholes weren't that hard, and the girls LOVED helping me make fabric covered buttons for their dresses.
|I'm super proud of the backs,|
my first attempt at button holes,
and fabric covered buttons!
Easter Sunday, 2011
Last year, I made ruffled skirts with matching appliqued shirts. I thought they were adorable, but the girls started in on a "we only wear dresses" phase of dressing, and they hardly wore these again. I just made up my own pattern for the skirts, and loved the way they turned out!
|2010, age 4|
The year 2009 was my first year of attempted "sewing" - other than quilting.
I was pretty happy with how these dresses turned out, but then Holly threw up all over herself during our Easter brunch (very unusual - can you imagine how crushed I was?!). So there are very few pictures of the girls in these matching dresses!
|2009, age 3|