We went to our local egg hunt yesterday. It is on the courthouse lawn and due to it being a tad chilly we didn’t dress up. I’m glad, I forget sometimes how sheltered our home is from the wind compared to the middle of town (it is up on a hill.) The girls would have froze in dresses.
Speaking of dresses, the twins really wanted to wear their Minnie Mouse dresses instead of their cherry and lemon dresses. I figure why not, this is one whim I am more than happy to indulge. Liz is wearing a skirt I made out of a huge floral print I love (Alexander Henry, again) with a jacket it about killed me to buy at Gymboree:
It’s worth the price, don’t get me wrong. I guess once you really start sewing, spending as much as I would on supplies to make a dress and a top is hard. It’s a great little jacket that will get much use through the years as I know the twins will eventually wear it. Gymboree is good that way, their clothes wash and wear through a couple kids before wearing out. I could have tried making it, but was out of time.
Jane has on her “Nancy Drew” dress (chocolate brown plaid taffeta with a matching short velvet jacket.) It sounds odd, but is very lovely and according to her “okay that it isn’t bright fun colors because it’s brown like chocolate!” Oh, and it’s a Nancy Drew dress because it has a feel of an era gone by that she picks up reading Nancy Drew…love my oldest gal that way. Sounds good to me! Her dress that I was making, well, it didn’t survive and is being completely torn apart. It was all my doing, I put the pattern together wrong. Sometime soon, though I hope to have a great Paris Springtime dress to share. The fabric is black line art Eiffel towers and these great flowers on a cream background with just the slightest hints of an orangish-pink. The picture doesn’t do it justice: