This also gave me an excuse to get the boys gussied up in their Easter outfits and do a mini photoshoot.
I literally thought of this at 4pm and ran around like a crazy women so the chillins were feed, dressed and ready to go when Daddy got home at 5:30. That even meant making Sawyer a bow tie!
I used Cheri’s retro pointed bow tie pattern from I am Mama Hear Me Roar. It was ridiculously easy to sew and took me no more then ten minutes once I had it cut out (which took about 2 ha!) I had the dickens of a time tying it though but I think that is mainly due to my inability to EVER learn how to even tie a tie let a lone a bow tie. Liam’s tie is actually a hand me down that I made Sawyer and is comically WAY to small. You can find the pattern and tutorial HERE by yours truely although I am going to be making a next size up pattern pretty soon
Evie’s dress will also go to the winner of the giveaway (details at the start of the tute). It was my original creation for the week in Project Run And Play where we fiddled with the Sweet Dress pattern. I loved it but it wasn’t over the top enough for me, super cute but rather unoriginal. So, I set it aside and came up with the Couture Cutie or Mullet dress.
This little number ended up making it to the darkness that is Evie’s dress closet and was not retrieved until this photoshoot. We just don’t have opportunities to put dresses like this on her so I thought it should go to a good home where it will get worn! Her leggings are of course from We Love Colors. Oh and I totally forgot to mention last time (and received a few inquires about it) Evie’s shoes, both the gold pair from before and this white pair are from Target online. I got them for a steal of deal: $2.30!!! I even ended up ordering some extra pairs for other little girls on the island ha! Okay enough about the clothes on to give away details and the tute.
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But you MUST be willing to check back to see if you won by Saturday night USA time. I am currently in Singapore and want to get this in the mail while I am here so it will get to you lickety split as opposed to the over six weeks it would usually take. That means I HAVE to have your address by Saturday evening USA time so I can get the package in the mail on Monday morning my time. Yup, that means this is a super fast giveaway.
Now on to the Tute!!!
Now to begin with this headband is inspired by those made over on Heart Made. She does the most fabulous job of documenting her creations and every now and then will give you a little sneak peak of how she makes the amazing headbands in her Etsy shop, like HERE for example. So lets start out making our folded felt flower. I do this a little differently then she teaches on the tute I linked to above. Mainly because it makes it go faster ha!
First you will need to cut out one large felt circle and several smaller felt circles
Easy peasy right? Alright, now set this flower aside and grab some more felt, preferably in a corresponding color for your outfit. Now we are going to make the stacked flower. (Sorry about the light printing and dark pictures, 11pm isn’t the best time for lighting ha!)
All done with flower number two! Now on to how to make the fabric rosette. I first did a tutorial for this at the end of THIS post but I thought why not revisit it, it’s not like how to make them is and original thing anymore
Three flowers down, all that is left is the bow. I am sure there are better ways of doing this but since I am not a HUGE fan of bows (I think they are super cute just don’t ever seem to wear them or put them on Evie) I went for the path of least resistance ha!
Now all thats left to do is assemble… the minions!! Ha! Okay so maybe I have watched Despicable Me a few to many times. Forward with the assembly of the headband
It may be a bit over the top for some, but you could always tame it down by making the felt flowers a bit smaller and without a ginormous blue jewell ha!
I couldn’t believe Evie kept it on for as long as she did. Although, if you notice in ever picture it looks like something is in her mouth… yup we had to go with the candy bribe this time. Don’t worry I made sure not colored drool got on the dress There you have it! I hope you win, but if not now you can make your own to match YOUR cuties Easter dress, AND make matching ties and bow ties to go with it!