Time for more pictures of things I’ve made. Somehow, it made sense to me to take my precious quiet after the kids have gone to bed time to make Esther an Easter dress. It was very simple, so that helped.
This first picture is how the dress looked nicely laid out on the table. The shoulder straps were tie-ons to avoid the complication that comes with zippers and buttons.
As you see in the next picture, Esther did not actually wear the sash on Easter, though it pulled everything together. Ransom spent our entire weekend in Missouri with grandma and grandpa Groene screaming, which rather compressed Easter morning “get ready” time.
Esther, however, was a peach, as you can tell from the expression on her face. I think it’s the first dress she has ever worn…Yep.
And here is Esther with me, Ransom, and Nathaniel on Easter Sunday. Again, Ransom was being an [insert evil sounding but not quite demonic label here], so we eventually chucked him to get a decent ipcture taken. You can see that Esther and I matched, though I hadn’t planned that.
And this last picture is Esther with her daddy, which I just like because I always like pictures of little girls with their fathers. The contrast between big sweet strong and little sweet soft is too endearing.
Esther wore socks because it was so chilly this Easter. She also had a little red sweater we took off for the photos. I am going to dress her in the outfit on another Sunday but am waiting for the temps to reach more than 60 and windy.
I know this is a pedestrian post, but I like to share things I’ve made because getting through them feels like such a supreme accomplishment with these little toots shouting at me all day. If you want to make a baby dress, you can find the pattern I used for the yoke on my Pinterest. It probably took about 4 hours total. I also made a skirt liner, and should have made the skirt one tier longer. I just guessed on it. Good thing baby diapers aren’t risque.