7.02.2010

4th of July Outfits

So... even though we won't be going anywhere this weekend due to the chickenpox, I still wanted to make the girls festive outfits to wear. Maybe Cory will take the older girls to the parade on Monday or something, we'll see.

Anyway, I saw these adorable shirts over on Make It and Love It, and knew I wanted to make them... and then I remembered the Reversible Twirly Skirt Tutorial my friend E. did over at PinkSuedeShoe, and decided to pair the two. I've only made one skirt so far, (because I was trying to change up the pattern, and apparently the way things work in my head is not how they work in real life, so when I tried to take some shortcuts, it.. uh.. did not work and I ended up recutting some things and resewing a lot...) but hopefully by the end of today, I'll have a couple more done. Still, I love the one skirt, and if I don't end up making any more, it'll go on Cailin, with her onesie and baby legs (as long as they don't bother her poor chickenpoxed legs... :( ) and the older girls can just wear some jeans.

My very silly older girls (with Janey sporting the skirt I made):


And Cailin's onesie (she's sleeping a lot today, and I'm not up for waking her up just to show off a shirt, sorry):


And baby legs:


And a closer-up of the skirt--there's a tiny white polkadot red side, and a navy gingham on the other side, very fun and patriotic. The white bottom trim also has tiny white stars. I really love how it turned out, thanks E.! :)


I'm linking up to Amy's Sew and Tell, and to Skip to My Lou's Made By You Mondays. They're part of the reason I was still excited to get these done, even when I realized we probably wouldn't be heading out anywhere to celebrate. We'll just have to come up with some great activities for our house. :)



19 comments:

Cory & Kimmy said...

cute! I love the girls posing. I'm off to find materials to make one for Caleb!

Katie Rogerson said...

You can always get sparklers and pop its at the grocery store! A great and festive backyard friendly activity. :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh cute! Those shirts are adorable. And where did you find Breanne's shirt. I have been trying to find a cute plain white shirt for Creamie for weeks! It doesn't seem like it should be so hard to find one.

*Aliese* said...

I LOVE these! Good job.

Jessie said...

Breanne's shirt is actually one I've had for a while now, but it was just off the table of Garanimal clothes at Walmart, pretty sure it was like 3.00. I sent my SIL to find shirts for each girl, but we couldn't find any, so I just used the one that I already had. It seems crazy that they're nowhere to be found... usually there are plain t's at both Walmart and Target. Maybe in the packaged section?

Jessie said...

Janey's shirt is from Children's Place, btw... pretty sure it was just a yardsale purchase.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Sew adorable...the outfits and the girls. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Katie Rogerson said...

Also, I LOVE how it all turned out! The skirt is especially cute.

beth said...

Those flags are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

gilian said...

You are amazing. And those girls are so girlishly funny! Adorable! I giggled when I saw their poses.

You know, for growing up with all boys, you're really good at all that girlygirl stuff. I'm so impressed and your girls are so blessed.

Carla said...

You were a busy bee. Those girls look darling in those outfits. I love the cheeks too.

Rita E said...

Too adorable! Such cute models! Fun post...thanks for sharing!

QuilterMary said...

Hope you and the girls have a Happy 4th ... love the shirts!

Leslie said...

great finishes

Diane said...

super cute! Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July!

BECKY said...

When I saw the pic at the top I immediately thought "oh my heck, how cute, she did the make it and love it thing"! Your girls look ADORABLE in the shirts! You did SUCH a great job. You'll have to show them off on the 24th for sure!

Andrea said...

Awww, very cute!
Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Dayna said...

Sorry that chickenpox put a damper on your weekend festivities, but it looks like you made the best of it! The outfits are so cute!

When I was pregnant with our fifth child, all four of the older children (then 18 mos. - 7 yrs) caught chickenpox at the same time!

By the way, our oldest daughter is Caelyn (now 18). I like seeing different ways to spell it.

Rene' said...

Really cute outfits! Love them. Thanks for sharing.