Chambray "flowers" accent the hem of the dress, and I had enough leftover material to create bow-ties for the boys (photo coming soon!). The sleeves and pockets became a pair of "cargo pants" for Nathan, and I salvaged all of the pretty buttons for a future project. I dug into my stash of buttons and found four pale yellow ones for the back of the dress. Yippee!!! (See...it pays to save those buttons!)
Since the forecast is for cooler weather to return, I decided that Zola might need a jacket to go with her dress. I thumbed through my stash of thrift-store t-shirts and found the perfect shade of yellow, then found my pattern for a girls' raglan sleeved jacket and modified it, adding trim around the neck and front openings that I top-stitched with a flower motif...and lace edging on the sleeves and hem. My mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of lace trim...including many yards of pastel yellow, blue and pink lace. This was the perfect accent for this little jacket. A matching "flower" trim at the neckline to cover the snap fastening provided the finishing touch!
I cannot wait to see how pretty Zola looks - or how adorable Timothy and Nathan will be in their coordinating (store-bought on clearance) button-down shirts with matching bow-ties! Maybe they will stand still long enough for me to get a photograph to post!
I think our kiddos will look pretty darn cute on Easter Sunday...and I didn't break the bank for these outfits. Since I splurged and bought the two shirts and a yard of fabric for the dress, total cost was somewhere around $30. For a one-of-a-kind "look" for three children...I'd say that's pretty hoppin' good!
TA-DA!!! Don't they look adorable?!