I’m so proud of myself friends, because I’ve actually managed to sew up some Fourth of July gear in time to share it before the actual holiday! I’m typically a late-night/last-minute kind of holiday seamstress, so this is a big accomplishment for me, and I’m so glad I did it, because now we have these cute photos to enjoy. I’m apologizing in advance if there are too many photos here- I find it nearly impossible to narrow down these cuties!
Since this wasn’t a pattern test or a fabric sponsorship, each child got to pick their fabric and pattern, which made for some really happy kids. They also earned a snow cone for their efforts in standing (relatively) still for the camera- though they did have to take off their new clothes first, because I couldn’t stand to see all that work stained in the first five minutes of actual wear!
Sources: All the panels and coordinates are from Peekaboo Fabric Shop, and the matching “jegging knit” jersey is from Surge (custom fabric is so expensive, and I never order enough, so I was lucky to find a matching color jersey in my stash).
Despite being twins, the boys have drastically different tastes. Noah leans toward athletic tanks and shorts sets for summer, so he chose the Duck Butt Sideswipe Tank (listed on my Top 5 Kids Patterns for Summer HERE), and I used binding instead of bands on the arms and neck opening, because I don’t like how the bands make it all “bunchy” at the shoulders. The binding solved the problem, and was easy to apply with my serger and coverstitch.
Oliver has informed me that he hates raglans and tanks (picky much?), so he got a Jalie 2918 tee. This is one of those patterns I keep coming back to over and over, for the flawless drafting and great fit. He’s a big fan, so I’m calling it a win!
Princess (not her real name, lol) is wearing a Peekaboo Patterns Melanie Maxi dress.
I love the lined bodice, and the speed with which this comes together. This pattern is another one that made my Top 5 Patterns for Kids list and is my go-to this summer for her- I think I’m up to 5 so far!
I didn’t under stitch the bodice this time, and it goes over her head much easier than previous versions, which makes getting dressed much easier (especially if you’re a toddler who insists on doing it “me-self”)
That’s it- my crew in their 4th of July gear, all set for the holiday! Are you saving your 4th of July sewing for the last minute? Or do you have it already done? If so, I’d love to check it out- you can post or tag me on Facebook here!
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