I’m cutting this week’s Project Run & Play challenge deadline really close! I’ve had a lot going on with work at church the past couple weeks, so I’ve only been able to sew here and there in between getting all my other stuff done. I was able to get out this morning to take pictures of the girls in their Signature Style looks and now I am quickly putting together this blog post while the big girls play and Miriam takes a nap. Hopefully she gives me enough time! A crawling baby does not allow mama to work on the computer!
For my Signature Style this cycle I wanted to create the girls’ Easter dresses. I’ve been wanting to sew up a Junebug Dress by Craftiness is not Optional for a long time now and if I was going to make one for Dinah I would need to do it soon. I love this pattern, but I think it looks best on little little ones and Dinah is getting to be such a big girl!
I’ve always thought this pattern would look great in seersucker, so I chose to make each girl a dress in a different color of seersucker. It is so light and springtime-y and a perfect representation of our style. Classic, simple, easy-to-wear.
I sewed up the pattern pretty much exactly as it was written. My only alteration (if you could call it that) was to leave out the elastic from the sleeve cuffs. I liked the way the sleeves looked like this better.
The pattern doesn’t go down past the 18 month size, so I had to size the pattern down to a 12 month size for Miriam.
The seersucker is slightly see through, so I paired the big girls’ dresses with simple eyelet trimmed slips. I love the look of the eyelet peeking out.
I remember having hats as part of my Easter ensembles (usually sent to us by my Grandma Priest) and thought I would give the girls hats too. Esther opted out of having a hat and requested a bow instead. For Dinah I made the Oliver + S Little Things to Sew Bucket Hat. I added some flat piping between the brim and the crown and a little bow. Miriam’s little bonnet comes from Purl Soho and it is too sweet.
Let me tell you, photoshoots on location with two preschoolers, a baby and no assistant are a challenge! I was able to get a few decent shots of the three of them together, but no real “money shot.” I’m just glad Miriam wasn’t a total melting down disaster this time. They were having fun together, so that is something.