Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Dresses All Around

Happy Easter, everyone! I finished dresses for all the ladies in my family late, late Saturday night. But it was worth it to have us all in our Easter finery yesterday. (I offered to make John a set of lederhosen in the fabric of the girls' dresses, and while he was all over the idea of shorts and suspenders, he didn't think aqua and purple were good colors for him.)
It's so hard to keep your eyes open in the bright, bright sunshine. But I think it was a good hair day nonetheless.
Can you resist a sweet, sweet baby in an Easter bonnet? I submit that you can not.
One of our good neighbors was driving by while we were taking pictures of the girls, and she offered to take a family picture for us. I don't think we've ever had a family Easter picture before, and I'm happy to have one.

10 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Hold the phone, people. I LOVE your dress too and I suspect it's also your handiwork. True?

Beth said...

Four beautiful ladies. I feel the need to sit at your feet and learn all your sewing skills! I'm over the top about a matching bonnet. Too cute!

Millie, Jake, Caroline and Clayton said...

Em, you simply AMAZE me. Those dresses are darling! And I love yours as well. Speaking of your handiwork, I am in love with the Christmas dresses you had on your girls. When I was in Monticello, your mom said you made them too. Where did you get the pattern???

Emilee said...

Thank you, thank you. I did make my dress. It is quite possibly the easiest dress pattern in the world (Simplicity 3835, in case you were wondering), and so I've made it a couple times (and probably will a couple more).
The girls' dresses at Christmas were a hodge-podge of patterns made to suit a design I envisioned. However, any puff-sleeve, Peter-Pan collar pattern would work. You just have to make a pintucked rectangle to be the tuxedo front and tuck your sash pieces into that.

Outlandish McCandlish said...

I have a song on my playlist called The Sewing Machine that made me think of you. I can hear your beautiful laugh when I listen to it. Play it for yourself sometime.

Story Family said...

Em, you are too much! Your many and varied talents AMAZE me! I'm with Beth...I'd love to sit at your feet and learn. You all looked beautiful! I loved your dress and your girls' curls. ADORABLE!! And that bonnet...oh, that bonnet!

adventure knitter said...

your hair is super cute! i love it! (oh and the girls are super cute too...I think you should have gone ahead with the lederhosen....)

Liz said...

It IS a good hair day. I love how you have it styled. Maybe I should go cut my own hair now!

Lindsay said...

I love your Easter dresses! Very cute fabric!

dusty and meag said...

everyone is being so kind about your oh so matchy matchy Easter outfits...I say fooey..DISGUSTING just how AWESOME you are at sewing...it's on my list of learn someday items and I am just sick of the darling things you seem to create in no time at all. Can my daughter be adopted into your holiday dress extravaganzas?