easter at old navy by joyshope on polyvore.com
So apparently I have A BOY...
Didn't have one last Easter. Or any Easter before that.
Sort of forgot about that minor fact when I ordered the girls their Easter outfits from Old Navy.
Feeling all proud of myself, I found a maxi dress, romper, and spinny dress all in one place, all on sale, all with free shipping. All coordinating.
But then Jeannett, who has had a boy for many an Easter, asked what Shane was wearing. Oh ya, the boy that now needs an Easter outfit. I could have just gone to Old Navy and grabbed him the super cute shirt above. But that would involve the whole going to Old Navy thing. My Old Navy is not close, and they never seem to have the sizes that I need.
She suggested a white button down and pairing it with a tie or bow tie that I could make in colors to match the girls. Brilliant. For sure I have coordinating fabric in my stash. Even more brilliant? Target has button downs. Ten bucks. Almond milk and a button down were on the list for the next day.
While there however, I saw the dumb gingham hat. I put the dumb gingham hat on his baby head. I fell in love with the dumb gingham hat on his cute baby head.
At that point I could have just purchased the hat. For no reason. Then gone on my merry way to the dairy section.
Until my wandering eyes spotted these.
In the cart they went.
Romper and spinny dress.
Detour to the big girl section. Which is not my favorite.
Brain goes into crazy person overdrive.
Back to the little kids section.
Grab this in a 5T.
Grab a white button down.
Operation total Easter outfit overhaul in full effect.
Realize that the maxi dress from Old Navy is a creamy off-white. Not even close to a bright white. Creamy white won't do. A trip to Joann's is now in order.
A Halley Dress is needed to be made. Thankfully that pattern sewed up ten times quicker than I thought it would. I will be making so, so, so many more.
Lastly, off to search Pinterest. Find this bow tie tutorial from Prudent Baby. Chop the gingham shirt to bits.
Pray the catnapper gives me more than 20 minutes to sew.
He gives me 30.
A few catnaps later the 5T gingham shirt has given it's life to become a bow tie, two headbands and a clip. I am in love. The kind of love that masks the crazy that one dumb gingham hat created. The kind of love that makes me want to start a bow tie factory.
The lesson to take away from all this?
As Justme commented yesterday, ALWAYS BUY FOR THE BOY FIRST.
Easter is going to be CUTE!!!!!!!
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