Monday, June 26, 2017

{Sew Americana} 2017 Tour

Hey y'all, and welcome back to the Sew Americana 2017 edition!!! Fourth of July sure is a holiday that I have really come to enjoy...for not only celebrating, but decorating and sewing for. I just adore gathering with friends, eating good food, shooting off fireworks and just enjoying the community that we have built around us. We have some pretty AMAZING neighbors! I also have met and come to know some pretty amazing sewing and blogging friends in the process as well!!!

If you haven't checked out last years tour, I encourage you to because there was some amazing talent and projects that went down....I created some super easy and fun DIY decor that you can check out {HERE}. I fully expect this year to be just as awesome, of course!

I decided to go with something for myself this year, considering the last patriotic top that I made myself is now a bit faded...and probably I needed to spice up my wardrobe a little bit, but wasn't too sure which direction to go. I had my fabric planned out WAY before I knew what I wanted to do, but just couldn't decide what to do. That WAS....until I saw this awesome color-blocked tee that Katy made recently! I have color-blocked a few things, but to be honest, don't really think to do it very often. WHY NOT?!? It adds so much interest and detail to garments and can transform those patterns that you seem to make over and over into something completely NEW...ask me how I know?!? Then I knew what I had to do...

I decided on the Laundry Day I said. Yes...the Laundry Day Tee AGAIN!!! Y'all, it seriously is my favorite pattern EVER! I cannot seem to get enough of it. The weather has been pretty darn toasty here, so I have been wanting to make some more tank tops to get through the summer. I ALSO need to make myself some new shorts, so to bypass the shorts-making I decided a dress would be nice. So THERE! I finally had made a decision...Laundry Day Tee Tank Dress...gone color-blocked!!!!!!! AAAAAAND of you haven't heard already, the LDT got an update to better streamline all the options available as well as the sizing and you bet I used it for my make sure to keep an eye out for the update coming VERY SOON!!!!

The fabrics that I chose are from Sly Fox of my most favorite shops these days! I love the variety that she has in both knits and wovens, PLUS one of my favorite things that I like is that she goes LIVE in her group on stocking days to show you everything...stretch, color and drape so that you know exactly what to expect when you receive your happy mail! ***Added bonus is that she sends a color-catcher in each box so that you don't have issues when washing your pretties!!!! AMAZING customer service!! Unfortunately the floral I used, SBP Glory, is currently out of stock...but you can still grab the DBP Navy with White Dots and the DBP Navy with White Stripes from her site!

In case you don't know how to color-block a pattern {HERE} is a great tutorial from Love Notions!! Once I had my brain wrapped around how exactly I wanted my dress to look, it was super simple. Because the color-blocking wasn't going to be symmetrical, I printed out a duplicate and taped along the fold line to have a full pattern...drew my line...added my seam allowance...and voila! I just LOVE the length of this dress...nice and casual...and not too flashy...and by flashy I don't mean fancy ;)

Thank you so much for tuning in for a whole new year, and I encourage you to check out all the other totally awesome posts and talent!

Our Amazing "Sew Americana" Tour Lineup:
Monday, June 26:
Tuesday, June 27:
Wednesday, June 28:
Thursday, June 29:
Friday, June 30:

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