Sunday, March 29, 2015

A New Dress for Easter? ~ My Daughter’s Modest Monday

Easter is quickly approaching, and I couldn’t resist a return to Modest Monday. J

{I haven’t forgotten or abandoned the literature curriculum series, but there are so many wonderful blogging topics! I'm still trying to work out a schedule.}

Do you buy a new dress for Easter every year?

When I was a child, my mother made a new dress for me a couple of different years. In my teen years, as I learned to sew, I made my own new dress for Easter. As a mother, I have made new dresses for Easter for my girls. This year, we’re still unpacking and trying to get settled, and time has gotten away from me. Lots of decisions need to be made this week!

Easter is typically a time to usher in the bright whites and strappy sandals of summer. But our spring has been chilly! For Palm Sunday, the 13yo selected a darker outfit that still made me think of the colors and happy blooms of the season.

We stepped outside for a moment to snap these photos and found the wind so strong that the 13yo had to hold her shrug in place. J The sun, also, was so bright that she struggled not to squint. The wind chilled us so quickly, we were happy to return to the warmth of indoors and Sunday dinner.

What the 13yo wore ~

Pink long-sleeve tee ~ hand-me-down from me, originally from Lands End
Black shrug ~ borrowed from 15yo
Floral print skirt ~ thrift store
Black shoes ~ Kohl’s sale, originally purchased for her! J
Flower pin ~ handmade craft 

Lilla Rose flexi ~ ponytail in extra-small Open Flower Jet flexi 

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.” ~ Irving Berlin

What is your practice for a new dress {or not} for Easter?

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  1. We don't do Easter dresses, but my mom used to make me some back when I was little. I think she did it for a few years. I remember some of them.

    I have five daughters and have never bought or made an Easter dress. I've seen some very frilly ones, but I think too much extravagance is just one more way to commercialize a day set aside for the worship of our Lord. Your daughter looks gorgeous. I like the look.

    1. I agree, Rachel, that we don't want to focus on the clothing but on worship on Resurrection Sunday. I see it as a starting point for figuring out the summer wardrobe as children grow into bigger sizes.

      Thank you for your kind words, and have a wonderful Easter! :-)

  2. I used to do Easter dresses for my daughter. The picture of her dressed in her beautiful new dress reminded me of the beautiful new life Christ ushered in for us. Blessed Easter to all !!!

    1. Terrific analogy, Rebecca. Thank you, and many blessings to you this Resurrection Sunday!


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