Easter Outfits 2014

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter………we sure did! I wanted to share some of the Easter outfits the kids wore this year since Easter is one of our favorite holidays for pretty dresses and handsome little men. The picture above are the three kids right outside our church before Easter Mass. They are just so goofy these days. I told my husband that all I got were crazy pictures of the three kids together this year and he informed me that we are in a crazy season of life with these three and they ARE crazy when the three of them are together. But they sure do have a lot of fun! So I’ll take what I can get and use these pictures as a reminder of the crazy, fun times we had during Easter 2014.

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Caspian is wearing a version of my Run Around Romper Pattern. This is the pants version without the interweaving stripes that you can put on the front. This is a size 2T on him and he is just about in a 2T in most commercial clothing, although some brands are still a little big on him. The romper is designed to cuff at the bottom, but I wasn’t loving the way that looked on him for Easter (I wanted a tad more formal look), so I hemmed the bottom about 2.5″ to remove the cuff.

The exterior of the romper is made from Fabric Finders seersucker fabric which, in my opinion, is the nicest seersucker around! It washes beautifully and doesn’t wrinkle when worn. The interior is lined with Fabric Finders orange gingham. On the front of the romper I added a machine applique design that I sewed with my Baby Lock Unity Sewing and Embroidery Machine. The design was purchased from Planet Applique and it stitched out beautifully. I used the orange gingham from the lining as well as a light green gingham and a dark grey for the wheels. It was a little chilly in the morning before church so I added a store-bought collared shirt from Old Navy underneath the romper. Caspian loves cars and trucks so he loved his Easter outfit!

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I actually let Matilda choose her dress from about 4 or 5 dresses I have hanging on The Cottage Mama sample rack (the rack is getting WAY too crowded……it’s almost time for a sample sale). Since I hadn’t been feeling that well and had a TON of dresses in size 4 already made, I thought we should just wear something we already had ready to go. So Matilda selected this dress that I made for Savannah several years back. You may remember the post I did about this dress, but if not, you can read more about it HERE. Basically it’s a version of my Sweet Dress pattern from my book, ‘Sew Classic Clothes for Girls‘ with tucks added to the skirt. The entire dress is made from a thrift store bed sheet, aside from the trim and buttons. We put a white pettiskirt underneath it and she felt like quite a princess. Her shoes are from Joyfolie and the Easter bunny brought her that necklace in her Easter basket this year and ‘I’m pretty sure’ the Easter bunny purchased it from this Etsy shop.

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Savannah wore the dress that I created as a sample for my Georgia Vintage Dress class that I taught back at the February 2014 Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion. I had planned on her being able to wear this for Easter and there is an ‘S’ embroidered on the front bib of the dress. You can read about a lot more details of this dress by clicking on the blog post HERE. Savannah’s green shoes are from Livie and Luca and she’s wearing a pink pettiskirt for extra poof under her dress and to add to the twirl factor.

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

The day before Easter we went to an egg hunt at a local park. It was a beautiful day, but still a little on the chilly side. Savannah wore the Little Lady Coat from my book, ‘Sew Classic Clothes for Girls‘ with a pair of her jeans. Her pink shoes are also from Livie and Luca and they are probably her favorites!

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Miss Matilda just looked like an adorable little Easter egg in all her layers. Her coat was one that I made for Savannah MANY years ago when I competed in the 1st season of Project Run and Play. You can read more about the coat HERE. The dress she is wearing is the Sweetheart Dress I made her a little while ago. You can read more about that HERE. And the pantaloons are a sample I created for a class that I taught in July 2013 at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion. Her pink shoes with the birds on them are from Livie and Luca.

Easter Outfits by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

And I’ll leave you with this last picture of Mr. Caspian Finn. I made absolutely nothing he is wearing which is making me realize that I need to create more boy patterns. But he is our biggest goofball of all and I just love this little guy to pieces. Can you tell he’s a busy boy? This is about the only picture of him not moving!

So there’s a little glimpse into the clothes the kids wore over the Easter weekend. We have a lot of fun getting dressed up for special occasions and I hope when my kids are older and grown they will remember some of the special outfits they wore on these different holidays.

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5 Comments

  1. hahaha, even before I read what you wrote under the last pic, my thought when looking at the pic was: “Caspian seems to be a real goofball!” So, I guess that pic really shows his personality well 😉

  2. Precious, just precious! I love all of it, it just exudes Easter goodness!

  3. Lisa McGriff says:

    Wow they are all so beautiful! Can’t believe how much Caspian has grown….toooo fast!

  4. Love, love, love the dress Matilda chose! And love, love, love the girls Easter egg hunting outfits!

  5. I love the pictures. Yes, I’ll look forward to patterns for our boys. I’m thinking of shirts, vests, and cargo pants. What can you do with exterior pockets, patches, piping, and applique for boys? zippers, velcro, snaps, and maybe zip-off pants/shorts? Then there are athletic clothes for practice. Western, all-man, no sissy stuff my grandson says, camo, rip-stop, and so on. I love your blog, website, etsy store, and facebook group. Thank you for all you do for us.