I know I’m a little late in posting this, but since we did just get home from vacation, I hope you’ll forgive me.
Here are my babies, dressed up for church on the Fourth. I found all of the “fireworks” fabric — actually, two versions of Robert Kaufman’s “Origami,” at a garage sale along with several yards of other fabrics for $3 a week before the Fourth. I don’t know what it’s like everywhere else, but around here a lot of garage sales have fabric, and I LOVE it.
I believe I’ve previously posted that the boys’ shirts were made from Simplicity 5581, which I DON’T recommend (try Simplicity 3856 instead if you are sewing for a small child) because of problems with both the collar patterns and instructions. I feel like I’ve made enough little button-down shirts at this point to know when a pattern is just flat-out printed wrong and when instructions are far more confusing than they need to be. Anyway, moving on . . .
The girls’ skirts are just your basic skirts with elastic casings and some rickrack on the bottom to liven them up. I did make them reversible — my oldest’s has a floral JoAnn print on the other side and my youngest’s has a retro dot pattern from Michael Miller — so that they could wear them year-round rather than only on the Fourth.
So, that’s that. The fourth of July has come and gone (is it just me, or is this Summer going by FAST?) and I hope you had a good one!