Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter (Dress) Parade

Just when I think I am making a little headway in the photo thing, I get so humbled. The pictures I took today were the hardest I have done yet.  Just bare with me as I had such a hard time making these darling dresses look good. Part of it is lighting, I'm sure, but just positioning them so they hung right or didn't have wrinkles where there shouldn't be wrinkles was excruciating.  I think I need a child's manequin that adjusts to size.  Well, maybe not because I will have the real girls to model them for me on Easter. So here is a little preview of what's to come.

This is Emmy's (my newest born on March 7th).
I love paying attention to detail, so the button on the back matches the ones on the little shoes and the eyelet on the front has little hearts on it and matches her older sisters jackets.

This one is Brooke's

The jacket by itself, because some just did not photo well with the hanger and jacket.


Lexi's (picked this color for her because it matches her eyes)

Drew's (I didn't realize it, but the last 3 things I have made her have had aqua in them. Luckily she loves aqua)

Those are the girls dresses for my youngest son, Brandon's family.

I still like to make them all match so the next one is for Kobi, who is my middle son, Eric's daughter.

The last one is for Madi, who is 13 yrs.old and my oldest son, Scott's daughter.  I know soon, she might not want to wear something her grandmother made her, so I e-mailed her a picture of the pattern for her approval.  Her's is the same fabric as the baby's.

There you go,  all those polka dots are now dresses.

Whew!! They are finished and I still have 9 days to finish Easter decorating, some home redo projects, fluffing and poofing for company (the whole family plus extended family members), cleaning and cooking. But, you know, as I have said before....I love it all and wouldn't have it any other way.  I promise some pictures of the dresses on the real live models after Easter.  They will look so much better. I only wish I had the time to make something for my three grandsons too.....oh well, maybe next year.


Suzanne said...

They turned out great and what a terrific pattern that suits so many ages and body types. Love the polka dots...surprising I know. I'm so proud of you for getting them done so early. I know how you are. = )

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

The dresses turned out so cute for your beautiful granddaughters. I wasn't sure Emmy would get a dress too but she will know soon what a talented Grandma she has. I can't wait to see them all dressed up for Easter. Happy Easter to your whole family.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh Beverly, you are so amazing! These are just precious and I can hardly wait to see them on the girls. What fun they will have this Easter. You must be exhausted! Such special memories you are making for your Grandchildren. Have a great day!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

They turned out so nice Beverly. I can't wait to see them on the girls.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What treasures for those granddaughters! Such a wonderful gift, they are Darling!

Janean said...

girl, you have more talent....amazing! the girls will *go crazy-wild excited* when they see these treasures. thank you for sharing this with us...and don't worry about the photos----they're great!


Pam said...

Your granddaughter's are so lucky to have such a talented grandma. The dresses are lovely. Love the dots. The purple is my fav.

Sally said...

The Easter dresses turned out just darling. (No surprise there). Oh how so special they will all look in their Easter outfit. They are so blessed to have a grandma like you! I bet you're glad they're done, but I know you won't stop there! What wonderful and special memories you are making. Bless you.

Fabulously french said...

What lucky granddaughters you have, the dresses are tres, tres belle.

Leeann x

Kolein said...

These dresses are "lovelies"!!!