I absolutely *love* dressing for the Fourth of July. It’s the only holiday I dress for and I tend to go all out (including painting my nails to look like American flags). Don’t ask me why I love looking like an American flag though because I’m really not that patriotic. Sorry, but it’s the truth. I love Jesus more than my country. Anyway….you’re here to check out my fun outfits, and I’m so glad you came!
I ended up making two outfits because I’m just that crazy about stars and stripes. The first outfit I wore for Memorial Day weekend and continue to wear the pieces separately all the time.
I made this skirt several years ago, but accidentally measured the waist wrong, so it fits more at the hips, which turns out great when you’re pregnant! Check out MADE’s circle skirt tutorial for how to make your own stripey circle skirt.
As for the shirt, you an see details on how to paint on stars (or anything other shape) using my tutorial over at DIYMaternity. Grab your favorite shirt pattern (I used the Cara Maternity Tee) and apply some stars wherever you like to create a fun patriotic splash. What I especially love about this shirt is that when I wear it alone, it’s not super patriotic, so I can wear it year-round.
Fabrics: Gray Target jersey sheet | Red and white stripe jersey knit from Hancock Fabrics several years ago
And now for look #2! Get out your sparklers and prepare to see what a pregnant woman looks like as an American flag. Hehe.
There you go! Looking at myself I do feel pretty silly, but oh well, I’m going to wear it on July 4th anyway.
These fabrics are so great – made with cotton/spandex, they are just the right amount of stretch I need and could possible fit postpartum as well. Plus, I snagged them during the Black Friday sale for a little over 50% off. Details on the tank and culottes are below.
There you have it! Two complete looks for less than $15. Now I can spend more money on fireworks!! And you better believe I will….
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(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)