Easter Outfits for Little Ones

Easter Sunday/season has got to be the time when a BirminghamMom gets to see all her childhood hours spent playing with baby dolls ”spring” to life. If you were the type who loved sweet dresses, ribbons, and bonnets, this is your moment. You get to dress your little ones up in the quintessential southern uniforms of john-johns and knee socks for boys or smocked bishops with ruffled bloomers for girls.

If you haven’t found the perfect Easter ensemble for the kids, there is a wonderful selection at Sew Precious in Hoover’s Patton Creek shopping complex. Whatever your baby’s complexion or hair color, there is something among the full spectrum of pastels, ginghams, and contrasting trims that will set him or her off in portraits and the inevitable snapshots. (Aren’t the chocolate bunnies in this smocked neckline adorable?)

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Several of the outfits have appliqued panels that can be removed, making these outfits wearable all summer. If you prefer to add an applique to a jumper or shirt you’ve already found, any favorite motif of the season – bunny, eggs, duck, lamb, cross – is available. Even pacifier holders and hair ribbons boast the springtime theme, and if your boy has just moved from the bubble to the john-john stage, remember to grab those dressy knee high socks as soon as you find them. A white cardigan is also a safe bet since we tend to have blustery, unpredictable weather.

Alas, the days of mary jane shoes and white walker boots don’t last for long, so enjoy every minute and take lots of photos. Soon enough they will be refusing to wear these sweet clothes and your doll-dressing jig is up.

Sew Precious is on Main Street next to Zoe’s (205-444-0005) with a second location that recently opened in Calera. A little Easter chick told me Sew Precious will be having a sale the last weekend in March that will include their Easter selection.