7.03.2008

getting ready for the 4th

I saw this fabric at JoAnns a month ago and decided it must become Owen's 4th of July outfit. Afterall, the 4th is one of my favorite holidays so it deserves new clothes.
He looks a little bowm-chika bowm bowm in it but um...nothing says patriotism like disco and satin?
And for Lucy, I revamped last year's dress and created a skirt.
Here's the before and after. What a difference a year makes. She was just a baby then.Time to get packed for a day of swimming, hot dogs, and the Angel's game fireworks.

12 comments:

Lettie said...

Congrats on sewing the shirt. I know from personal experience they are sort of tricky. Maybe you didn't think so. I bought fabric like that for blankets, but the ones with the yellow or green dots instead of blue.
My kids have no festive clothes...boring.

dana said...

Yes, the collar was a bit tricky, but I used another one his outfits as the pattern. Overall it wasn't bad. I'm going to make another one is something less "noisy".

Lettie said...

Wait - You didn't even use a pattern?! Amazing!

The Suman's said...

Wow, Dana! You are amazing with a needle and thread, I love both the kids' outfits! I wish we lived closer so you could give me sewing lessons! I really really want to learn how to sew!

Elise said...

Wow! This totally makes me want to learn to sew. You are good.

I will definitely tell Maren hi.

Miriam Oh said...

You are quite amazing dana willard.

Camille said...

You got me even more excited for tomorrow. Hmmm....I need to decide what we're going to wear. Totally rad little outfit you made Owen! You did a great job sewing it. It looks professional. Shirts are hard to sew too!

Nicole said...

You are amazing!! No pattern and your creations turn out so great. I love how you put your label in Owen's outfit as well. Lucy looks so cute with her dress a skirt now too. Clever!

Have a great 4th of July!!

teresa and the boys said...

I am in awe.

Jean said...

Totally cute clothes!! You rock on there, with those crazy mad seamstress skills of yours. :-)

Mike said...

Those outfits are so cute. You are a sewing wiz!

Heather said...

Wow -- yay you!

Owen is so stylin'. I don't know what my boys are going to wear tomorrow. The "Team Canada" hockey shirt from the winter olympics is in the wash. ;-)