Springtime is just around the corner, and you know what that means… Easter will be here before you know it! From Easter Sunday dresses in pretty pastel hues and fun floral prints to adorable Easter bunny-inspired embellishments, there’s so much you can create this splendid sewing season. To help you get started, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite Easter sewing ideas for little ones:
Simple Sash Sundress: Elegant in its simplicity, this “simple sundress” from Kari Mecca’s book Sewing with Whimsy features a timeless silhouette. Using a solid fabric puts the focus on the simple silk ribbon sash. The darling pattern is included in Sewing with Whimsy in girls sizes 2-6 years.
Flora Dress: If you’re looking for a dress that’s perfect for happy floral prints, try Flora designed by Susan O’Connor. The simple smocked design features piping, a cute bow trim and a generous sash bow in the back. A growth tuck is also stitched around the lower section of the skirt — so she won’t grow out of this one too quickly. The pattern is included in Perfect Party Dresses in sizes 6, 8 and 10 years.
Little Rabbit Vestee Jacket and Suspender Shorts: Stitch up an adorable Easter look for your little man using Amelia Johanson’s vintage suit reproduction pattern. The precious jacket features an attached faux vest, and a cute embroidered bunny is stitched on the coordinating shorts. The pattern is available in sizes 2-6 in the February/March 2014 issue of Sew Beautiful.
Pink Posy Daygown: This sweet daygown pattern is perfect for baby’s first Easter. This classic, tailored design features pink baby piping and floral motifs. The double fold hem is pinstitched in place just below the skirt embroidery. The daygown opens completely down the back, which makes dressing baby oh so easy. The featured embroidery designs shown on the sample are from our 2014 Internet Embroidery Club, however, you could easily substitute designs of your choice. The digital pattern includes sizes 3M, 6M, 9M and 12M.
FREE Bunny Kids Easter Parade Smocking Plate: This Easter smocking plate is a Sew Beautiful classic! Designed by Debbie Glenn, the plate was first introduced in 1994 and featured again in our Easter 2007 issue of Sew Beautiful. It’s perfect to use on any smocked or ready-to-smock pattern. Click here for the FREE plate.
Easter Parade Dress: The freshness of pure white linen and bright spring flowers make an adorable combination on this dress designed by Marian Sitko. The design features a fully smocked bodice and coordinating embroidery on the piped collar, short petal sleeves and a back-buttoning belt. Blue mini piping adds a finishing touch to the deep hem band. The digital pattern includes sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7 years.
Whisper Dress: Pleated white organdy edges the neckline and sleeves of this sweet powder blue voile dress designed by Nancy Lee. Bullion roses border the shaped bodice smocking and a silk ribbon bow completes each smocked peak. The pattern is featured in the book Perfect Party Dresses in sizes 2, 3 and 4 years.
Belle Heir Shirt and Pants: Dress your little boy in special Easter attire with this adorable little set from our book Sewing for a Royal Baby. An antique reproduction, the shirt features a V-shaped yoke and piped tucks. The book includes two options for the pants – pull-on shorts as shown here or button-on shorts. Pattern sizes are: shirt (2-6), button-on shorts (2-6) and pull-on shorts (2-4).
Adorable You Dress: This dress designed by Kari Mecca has a whirly twirly petticoat style skirt in soft pink pastel. An organza bodice is overlaid in laces and trimmed with silk roses and bows. The pattern is included in sizes 2-6 years in Kari’s book, Sewing with Whimsy.
Vintage Dot Hidden Yoke Dress: This heirloom dress designed by Kathy Barnard was inspired by one of Martha Pullen’s antique finds. The design features sweet little details like a scalloped collar and sleeve bands with ruffled edges, as well as little embroidered roses. The construction is simple and works up quickly, making it a wonderful project for beginners and busy moms. The pattern is included in size 12M to 3T in the Sew Beautiful Favorite Heirloom Sewing Designs for Summer special issue.
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