I'm breaking up talking about what I made for everybody for Easter into separate posts, because they're all so different. Yesterday I showed you all what we wore.
For Baby's dress I actually followed a pattern...without my Mom's help.
I rarely ever follow actual patterns because, well, they're really hard for me to understand. Growing up I used to follow patterns with my Mom's help. And she would always lovingly read them and break it all down for me so I would understand them.
As I was explaining to my husband, "It's really hard for me to understand what they're talking about. It's like a whole different language." He asked me how my Mom learned to read patterns. I explained that she would sew from patterns all the time and figured it out. Then it became easy....I suppose that's what I need to do.
I bought this pattern about two years ago, when my other daughter was a baby. It's taken me two years to muster up the courage to tackle it.
You can see I made it in it's simplest form. No pockets, no lace, no collar, no bonnet, no embroidery I loved the scalloped edges and classic look, placed with very modern fabric.
Then after I was all done I decided baby needed a little hair bow. I had this idea in my head and I tried to look it up online for how to make it-- but I didn't know what it was called. I had the word, "pinwheel" in my head, but that didn't bring up what I wanted.
So I thought I'd just attempt what I thought would bring this desired look. I cut out four circles from bigger to smaller. For each circle I baste stitched around the edges. Then I pulled the inner threads tight to gather the whole circle. Then I placed it under the iron to press everything together. Then I placed all four circles together and sewed them in place.
I hand sewed it onto a barrette and placed it on some elastic for sister to wear.
Baby was so funny when I was trying to take her picture. She suddenly was So intrigued by her dress and almost all of my pictures are of her staring at her dress.
I was complaining to my husband that she wouldn't look at me, when he came over and started being super funny. Then I got my golden shots.
I'm patting myself on the back that I made this dress a bit too big, so she can wear it a few more Sundays before she grows out of it.