Monday, June 26, 2017

Sew Americana 2017

Sew Americana 2017

Wild & Wanderful is back at it again this year for Sew Americana. This is such a fun tour to follow along with! So much great inspiration for Fourth of July outfits for the entire family. Last year, I made an Americana inspired quilt for my stop on the tour. This year, I made a red, white and blue outfit for Thomas he can wear all year round. Well, not the shorts. You know what I mean.


So, this guy is seven and we are getting more and more into the "big kid" style of dress. He doesn't really go for characters or cartoons on his clothing. Which is cool. Solids and classic patterns like this red and white gingham by Riley Blake on sale at Phat Quarters are usually cheaper and easier to find.


I used Peek-a-Boo's Classic Oxford (a staple here) for a camp style shirt. I adore that touch of blue Kona cotton for the lining of the collar stand. If a boy's shirt could symbolize summer, this one would be it. 



Thomas's tank is a pattern hack that I'm currently working on. Look for it next week on the Love Notions blog! He loves these tanks and has four of them in his closet already. This light denim cotton lycra one was perfect for his Fourth of July look.


His jean shorts were an unexpected element of this look. I'm typically not a fan of denim shorts. But, I saw a pair of his dad's old jeans in my upcycle tote and the wash was just too perfect to ignore. We live in the mid-west, so it's very likely going to be 90 degrees on the Fourth, so shorts were my only option.


I used the existing hem to keep the worn look and did some random "scratches" (What Thomas calls it.) stitching in a couple of places for a distressed look. The side seam was also kept in tack. To do this, I taped the front and back pattern pieces together along the side seam, overlapping the seam allowance. Crazy quick sew! And he loves these! And honestly, I do too!






And this is Thomas's look for the Fourth. I know we will get lots of use out of these pieces both together and as separates.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The Fighter Tee Tour Day Five

Day Five The Fighter Tee Tour

Today is the final day of The Fighter Tee tour. I hope you have enjoyed seeing what everybody has created for this great cause. My race is August 5th and that is my deadline for raising $1000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Because of all of you, I am nearly there!! Thank you!!

The Crafting Fiend created a shirt her daughter loves using some great dino fabric her dinosaur lover picked out.


Phat Quarters sewed up a shirt for both her son and daughter! They both look awesome!


Pattern Revolution has joined in on the fun also! Hop over to see some great shirts!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Fighter Tee Tour Day 4

Day 4 of The Fighter Tee Tour

Today's Fighter Tee tour stops features three more amazing bloggers. We have F&B Creations. She made her little gymnastic such a neat basic shirt any kid would love.



Jess from Gracious Threads paired her cool Fighter Tee with her new pattern, the Cache Cargos. Love these two patterns together! I can't wait to make Thomas a pair! I have gray twill waiting!


And Eleri from Sew and Tell Project made her basketball star a Fighter Tee that stands out on the court!



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

InBlue Art Gallery Fabric Tour

It's two posts in one day!

Not only is today day 3 of The Fighter Tee tour, but it's also my stop on the Art Gallery Fabrics InBlue tour. Yippee!!


It's so fun to sew for a boy. But at times, it can be a bit challenging. Especially as they get older. I try very hard to only sew things that Thomas wears in real life.

Thomas prefers solid colors and the denim fabrics in the InBlue line were perfect for him.


This guy loves vests. He recently outgrew his Schoolboy Vest, so it was definitely time for a new one. I love how it looks in the solid smooth denim Indigo Shadow. We went with a denim on denim look and paired it with some Castaway Cargos in Afternoon Sail. A Classic Polo in Art Gallery's cotton spandex knit in Graphite was the perfect shirt for this look.

I had to sneak some pattern in there so I lined his vest with Delftegels. I also gave him a fun hidden pocket!


He looks so nice in his new look!




He was still comfortable enough to play hard in this new outfit. It wasn't long before he looked like this.


Luckily, Art Gallery Fabric washes up beautifully! So it's no big deal to toss these in the washer and make them good as new again!

I always forget how wide the Art Gallery smooth denim is! So I had enough to make a denim shirt Thomas has been requesting also! Not bad at all to get a pair of shorts and a denim shirt in size 8 from a single yard of fabric!!


We paired his new Classic Oxford with another pair of Castaway Cargoes. This time in Scarlet Brick


The fabrics from Art Gallery's InBlue collection were provide to me in exchange for this post. The Scarlet Brick denim was purchased by me and in my stash.

We can't forget that today is day 3 of The Fighter Tee tour!

Thank you so much Paisley Roots, Handcrafted by RED, Ruby Rue Creations and  Free Notion for joining me today!! Please hop over to their blogs and show them some love. They created some awesome Fighter Tees and I'm so happy they joined me in this!

We have several girl versions of The Fighter Tee today! First a sweet stripe from  Free Notion.


Casey's sweet daughter got a fun new shirt that really supports the cause! Her little guy also got a new shirt! You can find them both on Ruby Rue Creations.


Paisley Roots made a pretty little tee for her daughter also! I absolutely love the floral!



Handcrafted by RED made her little guy a fun tee! His smile is so contagious!




Thank you to everybody who has helped me do this.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fighter Tee Tour Day 2

The Fighter Tee Blog Tour Day 2


I do hope you are following along on The Fighter Tee tour! I feel so honored to have so many great people join me in supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Remember 100% of the proceeds from the sales of The Fighter Tee are going towards St. Jude. 

Today we have talent of Jenn from Jenniune Life.




Super cool Lindsay from Doodle Number 5




And the fabulous Tami from Sew Sophie Lynn.




Thank you to everybody who has helped me do this.



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