My love for Easter outfits runs deep. As far back as I can remember, no matter what else was going on in our crazy lives, my mom made Easter very special. A big part of that was the time that she took to either sew my sisters and I a gorgeous dress each, or to purchase of a totally impractical and totally gorgeous outfit.
We always knew it was coming, because it was a tradition that she started. Sure the chocolate and candy was awesome, but what I remember the most fondly were the outfits that my sisters and I would find splayed out somewhere in the living room come Easter morning.
Come to think of it, my mom has quite a collection of pictures in all of our Easter outfits. I need to scan those. Those represent some of the best memories of my childhood.
So. Does one need to dress their daughters in frilly, pastel hued frocks for Easter in order to be deemed that they are ‘doing it right?’
Of course not. I also don’t see anything wrong with the making of, or the purchase of, beautiful dresses for little girls for special occasions. No matter how impractical. If they produce memories such as what I have, how impractical is that after all? I don’t know about you, but I’ve started to keep choice outfits that my little people have grown out of that I just can’t bear to part with.
They represent beautiful memories to me. I recently discovered this awesome idea of making a memory quilt out of your kids old special clothes. So doing that one day.
Of course I covet other memories from my childhood as well – that don’t have anything to do with pretty dresses. But that’s not what I’m talking about. Today I’m talkin’ all the PRETTY DRESSES. K?
Behold the most luxurious, delightful and totally indulgent array of handmade Easter dresses one ever did set gleaming eyes upon!
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