Sew Americana8:00 AM
Sometimes, when you sign up for a themed blog tour you end up stumped for ideas. But not this tim...
So, one would think you can only get photos of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. But that's totally not true. Our local park has a Statue of Liberty Monument! WOOT. That equals instant 4th of July photo shoot. YAY!
So photo plans, check.
Next, I had to pick a pattern. Problem was, I signed up for this tour this Thursday and my teaser photo was due on Sunday. WAH! So that meant I needed some instant gratification.
Good thing I had already planned to use the Bella Sunshine Designs Isabella Banded Skirt. The best thing about this skirt is... Its FREE! Yay. Skirts for everyone. Just sign up for the BSD Newletter and you can get your own free copy.
But the other good things about this skirt...
1- Finished measurement chart. That means you can use your waist/hip measurements to pick a width, yet use the length that matches up to the skirt length you want to make. I made a size 12 month width with 12 month length for my 3 year old. 12 month width with a 3 year length for my 5 year old. A straight size 5 for my 8 year old. Please note. My kids are super skinny and this skirt is meant to fall BELOW the knee. I wanted ours above the knee so I made them according to the length I wanted.
2- Rectangle cutting chart OR pattern pieces. If you don't have a rotary cutter or mat, you can print out the rectangle pieces.
3- FAST. The banded hem means that the only measuring you have to do while sewing is making the casing for the elastic. I sewed up 3 of these in just over 1 hour. It took longer to get my kids to pick their fabrics at Joanns than it did to sew these 3 up!
4- Kids OR women's sizes. We'll talk about the women's sizes another time.
My only regret is not having good shoes. <sigh> But that's what happens when you're in the middle of a move. If you're short on time and still need a 4th of July Project, this is a great place to start!
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.)