Friday, July 5, 2013

Red, White, and Leopard

Red earrings: Vintage
Watch and Bracelet: Gifts from Hubby
Tank Top: Refashioned
Shorts: Self Made
Flip Flops: Dillards (clearance)

We had a super relaxing 4th of July.  We went to two fireworks shows (one on the 3rd).  I planned to make the flag shirts with the boys on the 4th so Hubby would be home to assist.  We had the baby's hand perfectly on his shirt, but when we started to lift his hand away he grabbed the shirt.  And now you know why my baby has six fingers on his flag shirt. :o)  Big brother had the perfect boots for the day, I wish I had a pair myself!

I painted the Eagle on my tank top way back in August of last year.  I have worn it a lot, but have almost gotten rid of it during the last few closet cleaning fits organizations.  I finished sewing my shorts an hour before time to leave the house.  After wearing them all day, I decided they're not done.  I need to change the waistband. *sigh*  Other than that, I am very happy with how they turned out.  I used Simplicity 2258 to cut the pattern, but did not follow the sewing directions.  Instead, I studied my favorite pair of shorts and copied their construction.  You can't even see the pockets (I added back pockets, the pattern didn't have them) and top stitching in the picture, oh well. :o)  I love the patriotic toile I got from my Mother-in-Law when she was cleaning out her fabric stash!  Free fabric + pattern sale = New shorts for $1. :o)

Hope your 4th was as great as ours!


  1. You're so much like Mom! She always made sure everyone was dressed to the season/occasion. Me, well, I probably wore purple on the 4th ~ I don't know! But yeah...I love the shorts! Great fabric! And i wish I had Opie's boots too!!! Eli was looking @ this post w/me and he said, why does Rocket's hand not look like a hand?!? So I'm glad you explained so I was able to tell Eli. Eli laughed :) L<3ve!!!

    1. Well it's no wonder she rubbed off on me in that area knowing my love of dressing up! :o)


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