Welcome to the Sew Americana Tour hosted by Wild and Wanderful! I’m super excited to join in on the fun again this year!
I was invited to join in on the fun for the Sew Americana Tour again this year. Sly Fox Fabrics graciously sent me some ah-maz-ing fabrics and I had the PERFECT idea for an outfit for Girly. I snagged some white eyelet for the shorts and a floral, polkadot, striped double brushed poly for the top. I went with a Nautical theme this year with a boatneck tee and sailer shorts with bright gold buttons. Sly Fox Fabrics shipped super fast and I had my fabric before I was even ready for it!
I’ve been experimenting with new patterns lately and this project was no different. I really wanted to make some sailor shorts or pants and have been working out how to have the cute double row of buttons AND still have functional pockets. The buttons had to be placed in the right spot and be proportional to the shorts themselves. I’m really excited how the worked out. I was pretty nervous because I started cutting right into good fabric without making a muslin first. But they worked! Even with the lining fabric that I forgot to factor in when I was making the pattern pieces.
I wanted a simple shirt to pair with the shorts so I went with a boat neck tee with 3/4 sleeves. A classic shape. Girly is undecided on boatnecks because she says that it feels like she’s wearing a shirt backward but it looks oh-so-chic. After going through the images from this shoot, she decided that it would also be a good back to school outfit because she thinks her principle would like the style (her principle also wears a lot of tops like this). My new Janome Coverpro 2000CPX makes things like this so fast and easy.
Mini Grown Up Clothes
I really love miniaturized adult styles on kids. Especially when they still remain comfortable and wearable. The fabrics are very grown up but also really fit into a 9 year old’s wardrobe.
Be sure to check out my post for last year’s Sew Americana Tour!