sewing the summer day top
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First Easter Mama / Mini Outfits

August 7, 2019

Okay, okay – YES, I know that Easter was almost 4 months ago!! So why in the world am I bringing you a post about Easter outfits today, in August? I had the pleasure of making our first Easter outfits as a mama and mini matching set out of some absolutely lovely fabric gifted to me by Minerva Crafts! The blog post I wrote about them was a bit delayed (LIFE, can I get an amen??) but is live on their blog this morning! I’ve got a bit of information below, but head over to Minerva Crafts for the full details and more photos (and to nab this fabric for 10% off through Sunday with code LC10!!)!!

sewing the Summer Day Top

As soon as I got my hands on this fabric, I knew it was absolutely meant to be gathered! It has a fun, bouncy quality to it, and I knew the best way to show it off would be gathered into ruffles and peplums. I was in the very early planning stages of some matchy Easter outfits, and had been hoping that this fabric might be a contender.

sewing the Summer Day Top

I’ve never worked with polyester crepe before, and I was pleasantly surprised with this fabric. It was flowy and drapey, with some bounce to it, which I loved. It was also perfectly opaque, which is not always the case for a lightweight, drapey fabric! It gathered up easily for both the dress ruffle and peplum top. My only negative is that it doesn’t hold a press well, so hemming was a bear. I tried to do a narrow hem, but it was just too slippery, so I ended up trying my rolled hem foot for the first time out of desperation. I loved the end result – I still need a little more practice with it, but the overall effect was great on both my top and the skirt of her dress!

sewing the Baby Patricia and Bloomers

This fabric worked out so perfectly for the vision I had in mind for our first Easter outfits! I’m tempted to reconsider the other colorways for another matchy set come Autumn – they’re all just so good! I can see the burgundy version making a super sassy jumpsuit! Head over to the Minerva Crafts Blog today to see the full post I’ve written about these fabrics.

sewing matching Easter Outfits

Top: handmade by me
Pattern: Made Everyday – Summer Day Top
Fabric: Minerva Crafts – Lisa Comfort Wildflower Crepe Fabric (Silver)
Dress: handmade by me
Pattern: Simple Life Pattern Co. – Baby Patricia
Fabric: Minerva Crafts – Lisa Comfort Wildflower Crepe Fabric (Silver)
Bloomers: handmade by me
Pattern: Brindille & Twig – Bloomers
Fabric: Cottoneer Fabrics – Trixie by Heather Ross – Gingham in Light Purple (now sold out)
Key Ingredients: Narrow Rolled Hem Foot 

sewing the Summer Day Top

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