Sew Americana Blog Tour Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits Sewing Patterns

Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits sewing patterns
Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits sewing patterns
2018 Sew Americana Blog Tour Presented by Wild and Wanderful
2018 Sew Americana Blog Tour Presented by Wild and Wanderful

Welcome to my stop on the 2018 Sew Americana Blog Tour presented by Wild and Wanderful!  In our home we love the 4th of July, you may check out the Mommy and Me dresses 4th of July dresses last year, plus Baby Girl’s new Miss Independent shirt.  When the opportunity knocked to make some more 4th of July outfits, I quickly opened that door.

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Little Dude and Baby Girl recently spent a few days at their Grandparents house with us.  It was Baby Girl and I’s first time to ever be apart overnight.   I believe it was hard on both of us.  I am so happy they are back home.  The reason I tell you this, is my original plan was to take pictures of them in their 4th of July outfits with beautiful lake views at their Grandparents house, before we left to come home.

Lake picture
Lake picture

Is it not gorgeous??  Well, guess what I forgot to do before I left…  Yep, take pictures.  That put me in a bit of bind, as they were coming home on Wednesday evening and my blog tour post was going live on Thursday.  Yikes, that is cutting is close.  In the meantime, I decided to add some vinyl to their outfits.

American Heart SGV Cut File
American Heart SGV Cut File

I used this adorable Heart America Digital Cut file from Thread and Grain.  You may find it here.  I used silver holographic vinyl, you may find it here.  Origionaly, white vinyl was first choice, however I had a last minute change of heart. The silver holographic vinyl matched her silver sparkles in the skirt and sleeves fabric. Fabric details are further down in the post.  The Stars + Stripes Digital cut file I used for Little Dude’s shirt was also from Thread and Grain.  You may find it here.

When the kids arrived home, I was so excited to see them!!  I made dinner for the in-laws.  Afterwards, I attempted to take photos of the little ones before sunset.  Well, the 90% humidity and the scorching hot weather we were having did not get along with my camera.  My camera had been nicely sitting in the air conditioning inside and when it was introduced to the sweltering hot weather, my camera started to fog.  The first few pictures actually turned out solid white due to all the fogging.  I waited quite a while for my camera to warm up, however it was never enough.

Girls Twirly 4th of July Dress Sewing Pattern in Red White and Blue
Girls Twirly 4th of July Dress Sewing Pattern in Red White and Blue

The photo above is highly edited in Photoshop to remove as much fog as possible. You can really see the fog around her face.  If the dress looks familiar, it is because I made a similar one here in peach.  I used the Girls Daisy Dress sewing pattern by Petite Stitchery. You may find it here.  The absolutely stunning Red Rayon Spandex was gifted to me by Sly Fox Fabrics.  You may find it here.  The Blue Lace with Silver Sparkles fabric is from Simply By Ti Fabrics.  You may find it here.

Girls Twirly 4th of July Dress Sewing Pattern in Red White and Blue
Girls Twirly 4th of July Dress Sewing Pattern in Red White and Blue

With all the fog, my camera could not focus, nor give me good color.  I tried to wait it out again.  The kids took a little swing on their playground.

Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits sewing patterns
Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits sewing patterns

We were running out of sun and bedtime was nearing.  I was starting to stress a little bit, to say the least.  So, I took them inside, grabbed my umbrella lamp and tried again inside.

Boys 4th of July Shirt Sewing Pattern
Boys 4th of July Shirt Sewing Pattern

Luckily I was able to nab this cute photo of Little Dude in his 4th of July Shirt.  All of his photos outside, his face was too blurry.  I used the Jolly Roger Raglan sewing pattern by Patterns for Pirates for his shirt.  The white fabric is from Walmart, I am not sure on the red and the navy is left over scraps from my Drama Dress. You may also remember his anchor pants here.

Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits sewing patterns
Brother and Sister 4th of July Outfits sewing patterns

Aren’t they adorable??  I missed them so much.  My camera was no longer foggy and my kids were finally being somewhat cooperative, then my camera stopped taking photos.  I looked at the screen and it read “card full.”  Noooooo!!  So, I just left it at that.  At least I was able to capture one adorable picture of the two of them!

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Now, go check out the rest of the Sew Americana Blog Tour Blog Posts below!

Monday, June 25:
Wild + Wanderful | Marvelous Auntie M | Handmade Boy
Phat Quarters | Call Ajaire

Tuesday, June 26:
Musings of a Seamstress | Sea of Estrogen | Sew and Tell Project
5 out of 4 Patterns | Little Heart Threads

Wednesday, June 27:
Middle River Studio | Elli & Nels | SewSophieLynn
Pear Berry Lane | The Eli Monster

Thursday, June 28:
Auschick Sews | EYMM | Mama & Leia
Seams Sew Lo | Stitched by Jennie

Friday, June 29:
Stylin’ Stacy | Rebel & Malice | On Wednesdays We Sew
FairyTale BT | That’s-Sew-Kari | Very Blissful

About Seams Sew Lo 133 Articles
Hi I'm Lo and I love to sew and I also love to play with my two children! I am a work at home Mom of two toddlers.  I never planned on staying home with the kids, however when I was 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, Little Dude, I was unexpectedly let go from my corporate job.  With a newborn and a tough job market, I decided to buy a Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine and taught myself to sew. I would like to thank the many bloggers, youtube videos I have watched and PDF pattern designers for all their help. With a degree in International Business from Blaise-Pascal University in France I decided to open my own business, an Etsy shop.  I started making baby leg warmers and then added embroidered bodysuits.  I was so busy I couldn't keep up and had to seek out third party help. After my second child, Baby Girl, life became super busy.  There is something about little girls clothes that makes them so much fun to create.  I started venturing out to more articles of clothing.  It has been a fun adventure. I am learning as I go.  I sometimes skip steps or take short cuts, sometimes I take a long road to get where I need to go.  I don't think sewing needs to be perfect, I think it should be fun!!

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