Welcome to 5 out of 4 Patterns!
We’re glad you’re here; we’re also super pumped to be part of the Sew Americana 2019 Blog Tour!
We had a great time participating last year(you can find that HERE) and this year has been no exception.
I had a bit of pattern indecision when trying to come up with a plan for this year’s tour. You know how it is, you declare you have it all figured out but then the fabric speaks to you and it all changes. I’m so so happy with how everything turned out.
We don’t often have visitors here in our neck the woods, so when my Dad and Step-mom said they were coming to visit for two weeks we all got super excited! Spending time with family is my most favorite thing to do and watching my little ones interact with their grandparents brings me so much joy.
I have four daughters and the two youngest have been begging for a puppy. Fortunately, Papaw and Mamaw brought their dogs along and now my girls are even more in love with dogs. When they head home tomorrow I, definitely, expect some tears to be shed. Mamaw and Papaw may shed a few themselves.
The past two weeks have been accompanied by so many moments of bonding and my favorite moments included ribs and s’mores!
Summertime is here so my husband is all about grilling. It also helps that he got a new grill for his birthday. He’s a little obsessed and if I’m honest, I’m not mad one bit!
As I prepared our first official cookout with the new grill the girls reminded me that we should wear our Sew Americana makes. They don’t always get excited about mommy-makes but these were special for some reason and I jumped on the excitement bandwagon as we all got ready.
In preparing for this blog tour I decided to work on the following patterns:
Girls’ Virginia Tank and Maxi (tank only)
I made some slight modifications to some of the patterns to try for a varied look to fit my vision.
Anyway, we ate RIBS!
My husband prepared them on the grill and my Stepmom made homemade bbq sauce. It was HEAVENLY!!! I enjoyed the sun and company with an occasional peek into the grill myself! I made a mash of the Sydney Peplum (Bodice only) and the Women’s Layla Dress (shortened skirt into peplum length) usingLiverpool from Amelia Lane Designs. I styled it with the Women’s Boardshorts for a casual looks and then with my stretch denim from Joann Fabrics Diane Joggers for a fancier look.
Makes 1, 2 & 3:
After ribs it was time for S’mores! The kids love them so my husband was quick to build a fire and get things moving and everyone was soooo soooo happy!!
Makes 4 & 5:
The Girls’ Virginia Tank and Maxi made the PERFECT tank for this combo! Fabric from Sly Fox Fabrics I decided to make the most amazing little shorts from the Kids’ Swim Trunks using some super cute linen-look fabric from Joann Fabrics. I’m so darn in love with them and the girls think they are pretty darn cute.
My insanely beautiful 12 year old has been letting me know very clearly that she isn’t interested in mommy-made clothes anymore (cue the tears). However, I won her over with this GORGEOUS Women’s Lizzy Dress with a hi-lo hem using fabric from Sly Fox Fabrics. I adjusted the hem to hit exactly where she wanted and she was so so happy.
I ran out of fabric and time before I could make something for my oldest daughter.
However, when she saw my Sydney/Layla mash up she asked to try it on and that was it. Now, let me say, this top was made with measurements so the fit is totally different on her. If I had more fabric I’d make her one with the right measurements and sizing. Either way she was happy and so was I.
Featured Patterns for Sew Americana 2019:
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