Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sewing: Easter Dresses 2011


Happy Easter! If you celebrate Easter I hope your day today is filled with things that make it meaningful for you and your family. After finding Easter baskets this morning we'll don our Easter dresses for church and later have family over for Easter dinner.

 
We've just returned from a family vacation and in our absence Spring seems to finally have arrived. We have a Magnolia tree in bloom and bulbs pushing up and apple trees leafing and the lawn has turned green. Easter is late enough this year that it is more Spring-like, but not quite what it was like where we spent our vacation, and it is still a bit cold. Knowing our weather can't be counted on I packed the girls' Easter dresses on our trip to take advantage of a pretty setting for some family pictures.



The day I tried to get them dressed and take some photos was likely the most difficult part of our vacation! Nothing easy about family photos (especially, as it turned out, when there was other family around to serve as an audience for acting silly), but I think the trouble was worth it.


Little Miss Scarlett was especially difficult to coax into posing. But it is fun to have photos of her being herself. I love the hole in the knee of her stockings! Dressed up or not she is two and always doing something.



This was as formal as it got. So here are the three girls in their Easter dresses: Audrey looks ever the big sister (so grown up already!) and Tess just can't keep her hands (and mouth) off her shoes, while Scarlett is subdued for a few seconds.


This was actually the first time Audrey and Scarlett tried on their dresses. I managed a few times to hold up some pieces to them while they wiggled but a fitting never happened so I was really pleased that everything fits as well as it does. Pleased too with how they all look together--so much more fun to see the dresses on the girls than the hangers!


I think it would have been fun if I had a new Easter dress too. Something in a charcoal grey linen would have been nice. But I didn't get around to it. Too much fun making things for my daughters, and the results are usually superior!


Can you believe this landscape was actually the view from the property where we were lucky enough to stay? We had such gorgeous weather too. Any guesses on the region?


If you're interested in the details you can find them in the respective posts on Audrey's, Scarlett's and Tess's Easter dresses.

Welcome Spring!



24 comments:

Dagmar said...

How wonderful that you were able to record these beautiful' moments with your family. It must give you such a sense of accomplishment to see your three girls together in dresses you made with such love and care! What a good role model you are..Thank you for sharing these beuatiful
photos..Happy Easter from BC...Canada to you and yours.
ox
Dagmar...

Anonymous said...

Your eldest daughter is beautiful.

Sarah Faith said...

Personally, I love the action shots. I have six too and some of my favorite pictures of them are when they're all looking different directions, showing their personalities. :)
But you did get some stunning photos! Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Sarah Faith said...

Whoops, I meant I have six *kids. :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous dresses, gorgeous family.

Pam said...

Beautiful photos. Your little girls are just precious in their Easter dresses. I have two daughters but being a working mom I didn't have time to sew for them when they were little. I am however enjoying sewing for my two granddaughters and little grandson now. Where did you vacation? The scenery is just wonderful.

chickadeeworkshop said...

Love the dresses, and the girls are beautiful. I especially love the hole in Scarletts tights! I had two little girls myself. I also really love the photo with daddy in it. We never get to see him and I bet he's very proud of all his lovely ladies.

Kitty B said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I'm guessing you were somewhere in Italy. Tuscany maybe?! Happy Easter x

Jessica said...

Looks like Italy to me! Just a wild guess, I have never been! Someday though!

The Beetle Shack said...

beautiful!

Joana Aparecida said...

The photos are beautiful .... his family is very beautiful. God bless you always you all ....
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Jayna Rae said...

Gorgeous family photos. It looks like you had a lovely trip with your family. I hope that your Easter was equally wonderful.

The Cottage Mama said...

Just gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

French Press Knits said...

What a beautiful family. Thie girls look precious in their dresses.

sertyan said...

Beautiful family and beautiful pictures, fact that you made your own dresses for your little girls makes it more memorable. I really enjoyed the pictures.

Jessi said...

What satisfaction to make something and then see your daughters wear it! The dresses and pictures are all beautiful.

Lizzy said...

The dresses are darling! I am very impressed. My guess is that you are in California.

Seaweed and Raine said...

They look so sweet! I imagine those holiday snaps will be quite special for a long time. Audrey is quite the little lady - isn't she. And I think she is going to be quite a stunner as an adult (Wonder where she might get that from? ;)...)
Thanks for sharing some of your holiday with us too! :)

Paula said...

What a beautiful job on the three dresses...love that they coordinate but each has its own personality (like the little ladies that wear them!) You have a lovely family - thanks for giving us a glimpse into your family time! The girls are three little dolls ~ reminds me so much of my two sisters and I when we were young!

Jennifer said...

At last, the big reveal -- LOVE it! Yes, the scenery is amazing but those girls are definitely the stars. Also adore the photo of you holding Tess. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. xo

Rachel said...

I love all their dresses! You got some great photos too, I love the one of the whole family together. It is so sweet that Scarlett is kissing her baby sister.

Bridget said...

Where is this? The scenery is amazing! not outdone by your beautiful daughters, of course!

dana said...

oh Anneliese, these photos are gorgeous. I absolutely love that one of you and Tess. Amazing. Where you vacationing?? That location is beautiful!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Those cypress trees shout Tuscany. Or Umbria. Absolutely beautiful all around. Your eldest daughter is so photogenic. All the children are beautiful.
A belated Happy Easter!

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