Sawyer's tie onesie with matching pants. The pants are cropped for spring and made from baby blue linen. They are adorned with a blue polka-dotted button and matching cuffs. By the end of the day, he had chocolate and cranberry sauce all over the back of him.
Spenser's Easter dress was the same pattern as last year. She had a purple polka-dotted dress with matching "panties" for underneath. I also made her a matching Easter bonnet (per Joe's request). It is a mailorder bonnet and is lined with the reverse fabric: deep purple with white polka dots.
The weather forecast was cold for Easter, so I thought Spenser might need a poncho to cover her arms. I made one from eyelet and trimmed it in pompom fringe. I cut a 27" square and (with Joe's help), figured out the size to cut the neck hole. Instead of turning under the neck's edges, I made eyelet bias tape and trimmed it.
Unfortunately, Spenser did not wear it. I accidentally put it in the back of our car and thought I left it at home until we were at my aunt's house and she was dressed in "egg-hunting" attire.
And matching blue polka dot ties for Joe, Taylor, Carter, Jackson, and Mason. They are made from cotton, not Joe's first choice for ties (he claims they are harder to tie). But where else can you find such cute, springy ties in five sizes? They had to be cotton. Again.
Spenser had quite a few pictures taken and was requesting "no more, please," which prompted a few more.
And this may be one of the few Easter photos with me. Or part of me. I made a skirt to match Spenser's dress. It is Simplicity 5505. Very simple. In fact, if you are new to sewing clothes and want to try a skirt, this is the pattern for you.
I think the skirt might be a little too long. I may need to fix that. I had thought of trimming the skirt with a deep-purple-with-white-polka-dot bias tape, but I realized it wouldn't match Spenser's dress (which was already finished before the deep purple fabric was purchased). We'll see. That still may happen when I shorten the skirt. I wore my new white shirt, too. Oh, and that purple button pendant.This is one of the only "group" photos of the day. Well, I take that back. It was one of many we snapped before leaving for church. Sawyer wasn't very cooperative. This was one of the only photos that everyone was facing forward.