easter accessories

April 26th, 2011

matching ties

You say you’ll never dress your kids in matching outfits, but then you have a bunch of kids and realize how freaking cute it is when they wear matching outfits. So you do it even though you know they will hate you for it later.

bow tie

The bow tie is of the fake variety. I made it with the help of a lemon squeezy tutorial. The tie tie is the real kind. The pattern is the little boy tie from the purl bee. I made one last year for easter as well. It’s a very mediative process, making a tie, lots of hand sewing and ironing. Sounds no fun, which is why I forgot how much I love it.

dress before

The whole orange/floral match matchy thing actually came from this dress, which came from a garage sale last summer that my husband and daughter went to. I wouldn’t have ever bought it and he doesn’t remember buying it, but whatever, we had it and it fits perfectly. I decided the tie was the worse bit about it, so I cut it off and made a new one.

dress after

Not perfect, but at least better. The orange headband was a last minute addition after my daughter cut herself some super de-duper short bangs. Right in time for grandma to see. Nice.

matching headband

We had a lovely Easter with lots of  little kid cuteness and a beautiful brunch too. I hope your weekend was full of baskets stuffed with candy and not too many candy induced meltdowns.

easter brunch

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17 Responses to easter accessories

  1. lily says:

    looks like the perfect spread for easter. Lovely sweet outfits. You’re an inspiration meg.

  2. Oh my goodness. Those ties are absolutely adorable. By all means, dress them alike while they’ll let you. It’s a short season of life!

  3. Kelley says:

    Love it! We had matching Superman bow ties. I hadn’t even thought of the vintage sheets!

  4. jess says:

    So great. All of it!
    Happy Easter.

  5. ginger says:

    I love it. And I think adorable coordinating outfits like yours are completely different than straight up identical matching clothes.

  6. Carla says:

    This is reason number 100 why I need more kids. I guess I could make matching outfits for me and my son in the mean time :)

  7. k a t y says:

    At least you didn’t get them the exact same clothes. There’s a difference between matchy-matchy and coordinating. You’ve harmonized your chil’n nicely. Sometimes it’s the only way I create order out of the chaos we sometimes drown in around here.

  8. oonaballoona says:

    ohmahgah this is too cute. matching accents is tres funky.

  9. Heather says:

    What a beautiful Easter table! I should have made ties for my boy when he was still young enough for me to dress. He’d never go for it now. Nice work.

  10. trula says:

    That table looks beautiful. Like the meal lasted for hours and hours.

  11. bex says:

    the bow tie is the cutest thing ive seen in a long time.
    your table looks super!
    hope your easter was super fine and dandy.

  12. Josie says:

    That fabric is exactly the same pattern as the vintage sheet I used to make sleeves for my wedding invites, except our fabric is a blue colorway. I dare say it makes a lovely bowtie too! Now if only I can convince the boy to wear one!

  13. molly says:

    the boy/girl crossover is flippin’ brilliant.

    and easter egg sprouts at the table? awesome.

  14. Antoinette says:

    Oh, my goodness, that little man with blond ringlets is your BABY?! I am shocked. They really do grow so, so fast. Looks like a lovely Easter.

  15. Oh I love those ties, but alas, I’m sure it would not pass hubby’s approval if I try to put it on my son. Very pretty though.

  16. Nicole says:

    Cute! I am a sucker for occasions when I can match my kids :)

  17. Sophie says:

    OOO yum that feast looks delicious!