I have told people “I’m declaring this the year of the Bow Tie” and was it ever! I finally was able to be on-trend (usually I’m a good year behind the times). Several families at church had their boys topped off with a bow tie – it was so cute! I mean really, can boys in bow ties be any cuter??
I made Trevor’s a little bigger, but I think I still could have sized it up. But he was nice enough to join in the fun and wear it anyway. He was not the only dude at church in a bow tie. Like I said, all the rage.
My mom likes to take the girls shopping every year for Easter dresses, so those and the boys white shirts are courtesy of her. I thought it’d be fun to make myself a matching dress – tutorial on that to come!
With the silky scraps from the lining of my dress, I made the girls some hair flowers. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never loved those circle burned-edge flowers that people make. I know that you can cut a flower shape and then burn the edges, but I didn’t want to invest that kind of time in cutting. So I came across this awesome tutorial from Simply Vintagegirl – it was perfect! You just cut circles (I use my GoBaby die cutter and cut stacks at a time, so this goes really fast) and then you cut 4 slits into the circle and burn it. It makes the shape more “flowerish” without the work. So be sure to check out that tutorial. Her picture:
I made about 3 large layers and 3 small layers and then put a circle of tulle between each layer – they’re so cute. I also hand-sewed a few seed beads into the middle for that extra touch. Fuchsia is the hardest color to take a picture of – but they’re awesome in real life.
A quick snapshot family picture after church:
Yes, I ended up getting the shoes (I posted about them on the FB Page and wondered if they were too matronly, but everyone loved them so I bought them and they’re awesome!) and I was even shoe twins with Ashley at church:
So, like I mentioned, tutorial on my dress to come (it’s SUPER easy – - just an adult pillowcase dress – how about that!)
And just to share, I don’t even know what’s going on in this picture – - I’m pretty sure all family picture times have these moments, right?!
Did you sew anything for Easter? If you posted about it somewhere, leave a link – I’d love to check it out!