I recently received a beautiful denim floral Liverpool from Water Tower Textiles Canada and did some matching Easter sewing for my 2 girls and myself. We wore them Easter Sunday to Church and then to family dinner at my cousin’s house. We were comfy but still looked nice in our “mom made” outfits and lasted all day in them without a fuss! Want to know what patterns I used? Let me tell you! Make sure to read to the bottom so you can see the adorable bunny applique I also made for a fun Easter outfit 😉
For my 3 year old daughter I made an Emi Peplum Top (pattern by Made by Jack’s Mum). I altered it slightly by removing 4 inches from the bodice and adding it to the bottom of the skirt so that the skirt started higher than normal. I really love the look and think it suits her well. When I tried it on her, prior to finishing, I noticed it was fairly big at the sides. I made the dolman version so the sleeve is cut as one piece with the bodice. I ended up taking off a little bit as a curve (see the second photo below) then I made the arm bands at 85% of the measured opening, it worked perfectly! I used a violet Cotton Spandex, also from WTTC, to pair with the Liverpool. Liverpool doesn’t have adequate recovery to make bands.
For my 1 year old daughter I made the Peek-a-boo Eeny Meeny Miny Moe or the EMMM. I have really been loving this pattern lately. It’s a body suit that you can overlay several options on. The bodysuit is attached to the overlay option at the neck and the arms, so the body is two separate pieces. It fits fabulously over her cloth diapers and I chose her size based on her measurements. So for her matching item in the Liverpool I made her the dress overlay. I also used the same violet Cotton Spandex for the body suit and the arms. So cute and so simple!
As my matching Easter sewing piece I made the FREE Patterns for Pirates Pencil Skirt. This was the first one I have made and I am super pleased with it. I opted to use the Liverpool for the waistband, because I knew I was going to want to wear it over top of my shirt and I wanted it uniform. However, since Liverpool wouldn’t function well as a waist band I added 2 inch elastic to the band and it worked great! March and April are still cold months here in Canada, so I opted to wear some black leggings under neath for warmth. I wore a Sweet Tee also a Patterns for Pirates design, made from an olive lightweight Modal Spandex Jersey from Water Tower Textiles Canada that I had made the previous year.
Then just for fun I made this super sweet bunny EMMM with a hoodie overlay! I made the appliqué using felt. I drew a picture of what I wanted and cut the parts out like a puzzle and used them like my pattern pieces to cut out the felt. Because I had pieces that didn’t get cut out together, like the carrot and the green pieces, I used iron on interfacing to keep the pieces all together like I wanted. I hand sewed the fine details, then simply attached them to the front of the shirt, with my sewing machine, before I sewed everything together. It turned out great, I am very pleased with it. I used Bamboo Cotton Jersey for everything on this EMMM, and all from WTTC. It is so soft and the colours are just perfect for spring.
It was really fun to match with the girls! And can you believe that I got all of that out of 1 meter of the Denim Floral Liverpool. There were not many scraps left mind you, but I am so glad I was able to squeeze all 3 pieces out of it. Do you like to sew matching outfits for your family? Tell me about your favourites in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
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