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« on: April 13, 2009 06:39:55 AM »

My oldest daughter usually refuses to wear dresses, so when I made Easter outfits this year I made her and my little one matching pants-outfits.  I really wish I had done dresses instead, because they turned out looking a little too much like pajamas. 

For the girls I did matching (although reversed the fabrics) portrait peasant tops (YCMT) and easy-fit pants (YCMT) from Farmer's Market print fabric.  I used a scrap of the leftover fabric to make my older daughter a matching headband.  I had planned to make them both sashes from the fabric I used to make my son's tie, but didn't have enough.  For my son I made a pair of easy-fit pants (YCMT) from a pair of khaki pants my mom gave me...she recently lost weight and they're too big for her now.  The tie is also a YCMT pattern, which I did in an Amy Butler solid to match the green in the girls' outfits.  Unfortunately I goofed when sewing the tie and did the neck portion too narrow, so I couldn't turn it.  Luckily it was a solid fabric so we could still use it.

I also made myself a peasant shirt using a Simplicity pattern, but instead of doing a drawstring neckline I just used elastic.  The fabric came from a shower curtain my mom didn't want anymore.

Here's the pics:

All the kids together:

Oldest Daughter:

Younger Daughter:

My son and I:

Oldest Daughter's Outfit:

Younger Daughter's Outfit:

C'mon get happy!  :-P
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009 06:48:57 AM »

Those outfits are adorable!!!!  And so are the kids! 

I wish my daughter would wear girlie outfits.


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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009 08:33:44 AM »

Very nice. You will get so much more use out of those outfits than frilly dresses they could rarely wear. The girls look so proud of themselves. One of the nicest things to me about sewing for my kids is the beaming smiles they give when people comment on thier clothes. My som just glows and tells them mama made it just for him. It makes it so worth the time!

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009 07:39:38 PM »

They all look so cute!  Definitely nothing wrong with pants.  I'm sure your girls appreciated the comfort, and like devotedabbler said, you'll get more use out of them.  I love how you reversed the fabric on the girls outfits so they matched, but were different.  It is a good feeling to see how proud kids are of clothes made just for them.  The first thing my daughter said when we got to my grandma's on Easter was "Look, mama made my dress!".  It made all the work worth it! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009 07:24:46 AM »

I love them all. Nice work

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009 09:32:10 AM »

Great job and I don't think they look like pjs!  Love the tie on your son, too.  They all look adorable. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009 09:27:03 PM »

Very cute! 

« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009 03:54:54 PM »

I love the outfits. The fabrics are perfect together. I think the smiles on their faces say it all. Adorable.

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009 07:40:30 PM »

That's a good-looking bunch of kids! They're all so cute in their outfits!

« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009 07:28:51 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I love making them clothes, although my options are limited with my son because he's getting into that "big kid" phase where he has to look cool. 

And thank you for the compliments on how cute my babies are...I agree, but then I'm a little biased.   Grin

C'mon get happy!  :-P
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