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Dressing my 4th for the 4th

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!

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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.

Sew Americana Maternity Style | Sew Thrifty {www.sewthrifty.org}The first look combines a non-pregnancy skirt and pregnancy shirt.

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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.

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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.

Patterns: Cara Maternity Tee | FREE circle skirt tutorial

Fabrics: Gray Target jersey sheet | Red and white stripe jersey knit from Hancock Fabrics several years ago

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And now for look #2! Get out your sparklers and prepare to see what a pregnant woman looks like as an American flag. Hehe.

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There you go! Looking at myself I do feel pretty silly, but oh well, I’m going to wear it on July 4th anyway.

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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.

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Patterns: FREE tank tutorial by me at DIYMaternity | Megan Nielson’s Tania culottes

Fabrics: Red and white stripe jersey and Navy with stars, both from Girl Charlee (affiliate link)

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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….


Take a look at the AMAZING lineup for the Sew Americana tour!

Monday, June 27 
Wild & Wanderful | Sew and Tell Project | Call Ajaire
Paisley Roots | Wally and Grace

Tuesday, June 28
Sew Thrifty | Coles Corner and Creations | Rebel & Malice
Friends Stitched Together | The Wholesome Mama

Wednesday, June 29
Sewing by Ti | EYMM | HattieLu Handmade
Daydream Believers | PenSebRox | Handmade Boy

Thursday, June 30
Beatnik Kids | Phat Quarters | Sew Starly | Sew Sophie Lynn
The Kisses Co. | Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Friday, July 1
Very Blissful | That’s Sew Kari | Sew Happily Ever After | Pear Berry Lane
Mae and K
 | Musings of a Seamstress | Sew and Tell Project

As a special bonus for our readers, use the code ‘ SEWAMERICANA ‘ and enjoy a 20% discount at www.THREADandGRAIN.com  You’ll find a ton of maker-inspired goodies!
(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)


 

10 thoughts on “Dressing my 4th for the 4th”

  1. I totally feel like I need those culottes every time I see them. It’s like a circle skirt but better! You look adorable in both of these looks, no need to feel silly at all!

    1. They are awesome! I actually had to tone down the circle skirt part a bit because I didn’t have enough fabric, but they still have a good look. Thanks for having me be a part of the tour!!

  2. Congrats on your fourth–I love the title of your post! 🙂 and your outfits–so good! I didn’t even know they were culottes at first. You rock them, mama!

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