I'm planning Easter outfits. This will be my third year making the girls' Easter outfits and I think this will be the cutest, and hopefully the ones that will be most likely for them to wear throughout the year.
My idea this year is pinafores. I know, you're thinking "Do you really think your kids are going to wear pinafores more than once?" Look at it. It's totally adorable, reversible, and I can see it paired up with jeans and a tshirt easily. I especially can see Izzy in one. Is it bad that most of my sewing is Isabelle-inspired? I know I should probably sew with the other two in mind also, but I guess her taste runs closest to my own.
I'm struggling with fabric ideas though. My first idea came from the Michael Miller Antiquity line. I adore the Breeze colorway and I want some of that old script fabric so bad I can taste it. However, there are two problems. First and foremost, Isabelle HATES it. I could just go with it anyway, but if they won't wear it, what's the point? Secondly... it's designer fabric. $9 a yard and I'd need probably 9 yards total (I can get away with 6 probably, but my original idea would run about 9)... that's way more money that I really should spend on their Easter outfits. I'm still going to figure out something to do with that script fabric though. I need it.
Well, there is a third problem... all three outfits would be very similar and I think I'll get more wear out of the outfits if they're different.
So, I've been scouring the Hobby Lobby website. My thinking is that I can start buying fabric as I get 40% off coupons, which they have every few weeks. Their fabric usually runs about $7 a yard or less, and if I can space it out use enough coupons, I'm running in a much more reasonable ball park price-wise. I'm making sure each pinafore is a different color scheme... pink, green, turquoise. And I think I'm going to just make white peasant dresses (plain white fabric, $4/yard!) to wear under the pinafores and then I might dye them after Easter. We don't do well with white in our house.
I'm excited and want to start them right now. I have some serious crafting ADD.