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Easter Ties


I finished the Easter ties for the boys so they could wear them to church on Sunday.


When I showed Seth his finished tie, he looked at the print on it and said, “That’s a rambunctious tie.”

I finished my Easter shirt on Monday, just a day late. But I haven’t taken any pictures of it, or even worn it yet, because Jon told me that it looks like a clown costume. He pretty much ruined it for me. He might be right, but I will probably wear it soon anyway.

Easter Sewing Plans

I missed Sunday Sevens this week-whoops! I guess you can’t win them all. But I’ve been putting together my Easter sewing plans at least.

I love making new clothes for us to wear to church on Easter Sunday. This year is a little different, because for church on Easter we will be having General Conference, which we will watch on our TV from home.

So I’m shooting for our Easter stuff to be finished the following Sunday when we can wear it to church. That’s good for me, because I really want to make a jacket for me before I start the Easter stuff. I’ve never sewn a jacket before, and I want to make one while it’s still jacket season!

Anyway, back to the Easter stuff.

I’m going to make the boys matching ties again of course.


Last year’s matching ties.

For Owen’s and Ezra’s, I’m using this tutorial. I slashed and spread the pattern for Ezra’s size.

For Jon’s and Seth’s, I’m using my tie pattern and tutorial.


For Seth I shortened the pattern.

I’m going to use this fabric to make the ties and I think it’s going to make some sweet ones:

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I know I’m short on time, so instead of a whole outfit I’m going to try and finish a top for me that I can wear with the skirt I just finished.

I just ordered some yellow poplin to make the Colette Violet top. It looks so cute.


Picture of the pattern from the Colette website.

Hopefully I finish it all!

What do you sew for Easter?


Happy Easter

I love Easter so much. It’s definitely my favorite holiday. When I had my boys all dressed for church this morning in their matching ties, I couldn’t get over how cute they were.



Lately, Ezra likes to squint his eyes for pictures.

I finished an Easter top for me. I used The Honey Blouse pattern by Make It Perfect. The top looks adorable on the pattern cover and I’ve been wanting to make it for awhile now.


My Honey Blouse

I made a muslin first, and on that practice shirt the collar went on so smoothly and laid flat and looked great so I charged ahead with my good fabric (and really, this good fabric cost $3.99 a yard so it wasn’t going to be too devastating if I ruined it).

I still can’t figure out what I did differently, but on my real shirt I could not get the collar to lay flat. I spent 3 hours total on just the collar (Even though that’s embarrassing to admit). I ripped it off over and over, trying different things each time.

I finally got it to where I could say it was passable, but it still pokes up. I emailed the designer and asked if she had any tips for me, but I never heard back which is disappointing.

That darn collar.

That darn collar.

If anyone has any pointers for me on how to get that collar to lay flat, I’d love to hear them. This is the first woven top I’ve made for myself like this and so I’m sure I just don’t know enough to make it look right.

The instructions said not to stretch the collar piece at all, so that sounded to me like I wasn’t supposed to ease it. It just said to gather the neckline to match the collar opening size. I did try easing it a few times, but I found that really hard to do with the gathers all around the neckline.

I’ll still wear it, though. I spent too many hours on it to not!


The tie is my favorite part.


And I like the sleeves too.

I also started a denim skirt to go with my top, but I didn’t get it finished in time to wear today. I’ll just have to wear it next Sunday!

Happy Easter!