Sew Americana 2019 Blog Tour!

Jun 24, 2019

Ahhh!  My favorite self-hosted blog tour is back for it’s fourth year and I couldn’t be more excited than I am!  I love me some red, white and blue.  And even more so, I love that I can convince twenty-four other bloggers (who are way cooler than me, let’s face it) to play along!

Should we get to sharing what I made for my trio?  Because I’m loving our looks this year!

Louis got the most fun of all of our outfits.  And I actually made him both shorts and a tshirt…so kiddo made out.  I realized that he’s low on “comfy shorts”, so really that’s why.  But I got to tie it into this blog tour, so it was a double win!

What’s funny is that I built his look around the fabric on these shorts.  I’ve had this little bit of dinosaur print left over from a couple of years ago and I was super excited to realize that I had enough for some shorts length Baby Bear Joggers.

But how do you make dinosaurs into an Americana look?  By creating an American Dino, of course!  I designed up this cute flag waving, Uncle Sam hat wearing TRex…and then slapped it on a shirt for him!

For the shirt itself, I used my newest favorite tee pattern for Louis: the Basic Tee - Youth from Patterns for Pirates.  It’s got that slimmer fit that Louis just loves (and I do too!) and it’s such an quick and easy sew.  I adore it on him.

Bennett also received a P4P Basic Tee.  I added an extra little detail with the pocket on his, to spruce up the color combo a bit.  But otherwise, I left the pattern alone.  I probably talk about it all the time, but Bennett gets the majority of his height in his torso.  So even though he’s not super tall, he needs tall tees otherwise we run the risk of belly shirts.  The Basic Tee pattern comes with a tall length built into the pattern itself, which makes for an even quicker sew with zero adjustments needed!

For the record, belly shirts are fine.  It’s just not his preference or comfort.  So we try and steer clear.

Bennett isn’t one for “flashy” shirts, and this print combo might be a little more than his usual closet items.  However, he’s always willing to try out new things when I make them for him.  I’m not thinking I’ll see him wearing this tee outside of the holiday season, but I’m sure it’ll get some use in the future years to come.

For my outfit, I couldn’t decide if I wanted a dress or a top.  So I made a dress that can easily be tied into a knot and worn as a top!  It’s like a two for one deal without even trying!  I used the Made for Mermaids Women's Nina pattern, which is a super swingy raglan style dress/top.  I chose the dress length, with that cute high/low look to it.  And paired it with this super soft, stretchy and gorgeous rayon/spandex blend striped knit from Sly Fox Fabrics.

The Sly Fox Fabrics team has graciously sponsored the Sew Americana Tour for another year and I couldn’t be more thankful to Katy and her team!  They are seriously the best and have incredible customer service and shipping speeds, as well as a fabulous selection of high quality fabrics.  They are the bees knees!

I really wanted to have some red sleeves and the only fabric I had laying around that would fit into my style scheme bareeeeeely had enough length for me.  In fact, the short sleeved length is actually longer than what I made here, but I used what I had and made it work!

Untied, the Nina as a dress is just as cute!!  I couldn’t decide which way I liked it better, so I took pictures as both.  What do you think?  Top or dress?  Which is your favorite?

Happy (almost) Independence Day, friends!  I keep wishing, hoping and voting for a better place to live for all of us.  The tides will change eventually.  I’m sure of it.

On Louis: Baby Bear Joggers + The Basic Tee Youth by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Rayon/Spandex Blend from JoAnn Fabrics, Cotton Lycra Dinos from Love Adore Fabrics

On Bennett: The Basic Tee Mens by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Jersey Knit from Girl Charlee

On Me: Women's Nina by Made for Mermaids
Fabric: Rayon/Spandex from Sly Fox Fabrics

Please, please, please make sure to follow along this week with the rest of my fellow bloggers!  The things that they created are beyond amazing and I think you will find so much inspiration from their creative genius!

Monday, June 24:
Wild & Wanderful · The Petite Sewist · That’s-Sew-Kari · Stitched by Jennie · Marvelous Auntie M

Tuesday, June 25:
Petite Stitchery · auschick sews · Sew Simple Home · Sewing Novice · Striped Swallow Designs

Wednesday, June 26:
(Swimming in a) Sea of Estrogen · The Eli Monster · 5 out of 4 Patterns · bigflynotions · Stitching and Making

Thursday, June 27:
Middle River Studio · It’s Liesel · Sewing with D · Kitty Makes It

Friday, June 28:
Boo + Lu · Sequoialynn Sews · Seams Sew Lo · Made By Jaime · SewSophieLynn

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10 Comments

  1. Becky Petty

    Awwww I love your outfits!!!! Genius double duty with that Nina!

    Reply
  2. April Baylor

    Love the vinyl dino! So cute! I made my husband a shirt too and like yours, he’ll only wear on the holiday because it’s too much. Hmmmm….I think I like yours as a shirt the best. But I’m not a dress person.

    Reply
    • Katy McKinley

      Apparently non-solid colored shirts are “flashy”. Haha. He and I have way different color and style palates.

      Reply
  3. Amy Betts

    All three are absolutely adorable! You always do such a great job coordinating the three of you!

    Reply
  4. Jennie Coffman Lindstrom

    The Dino fabric and cut file are amazing! This isn’t the first time I’ve been jealous of your sons clothes! 🤣

    Your dress/knitted skirt is genius, I am definitely going to have to do this!

    Thanks so much for hosting the tour, I love seeing what everyone makes! ❤️💙

    Reply
  5. Marvelous Auntie M

    Love that Dino cut file! I prefer the Nina as a top but that is because I’m not a dress person.

    Reply
  6. Diane Cullum

    You guys are just so cute together! I love your dress and when you wear it as a top!

    Reply
  7. auschick

    Ooh that’s so fun that it doubles as a dress! I love the top version best though – that knot is cute!!

    Reply
  8. Lori Bowers

    I just love the two for 1 shirt/dress!! I think my son needs the dino SVG as well. I have a cute idea for it 🙂

    Reply
  9. Elisabeth Breckley

    The dino shirt!! And Nina a fantastic choice as always.

    Reply

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