Stars and Stripes

It’s time for the second round of the Swing Blue Blog Tour!  This month’s theme was “Guys & Patriotic Vibes,” which is perfect considering we just celebrated Memorial Day, Independence Day is just around the corner, and I just flew back from the nation’s capital!

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I wanted to make little man something classic, so immediately thought jeans.  For some reason, little man is opposed to wear anything with zippers and/or buttons.  It’s a shame because I really like the way he looks in denim.  Solution – make him shorts out of stretch denim with an elastic waistband!  I got some stretch denim from So Sew English for a pair of Pickle Toes Patterns Snail Hunters.  These are definitely one of our go to patterns.  It’s a classic look with large cargo pockets, which are always a hit with little boys.  Even though the fabric had a little bit of stretch, i used the regular width to ensure that he would be able to run and play without feeling restricted (another reason why he hates jeans).  Success!

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I had been so busy with school that I still hadn’t gotten a chance to play with my new toy!  My poor Cricut was still in its box on the corner of my sewing table.  So I decided to test it out and make a fun shirt using the Ellie and Mac Discoverer tee and some heat transfer vinyl.  For the front, I used some plain white DBP, but I spiced it up by using red stripes for the back and white stars on navy for the color blocked portion of the top and the sleeves.

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Now we’re definitely ready for some fireworks!

I love seeing what other talented ladies make for the little men in their lives!  Here’s the rest of the blog tour!

Fri. June 1 | Made for Little Gents (Intro to Guys and Patriotic Vibes Blog Tour)
Mon. June 4 | Family of Makers
Tues. June 5 | Made for Little Gents
Wed. June 6 | Paisley Roots
Thurs. June 7 | My Sewing Roots
Fri. June 8 | EYMM
Mon. June 11 | Ellie & Nels in Stitches
Tues. June 12 | Custom Made by Laura
Wed. June 13 | Our Play Palace
Thurs. June 14 | Sew Cute Couture by Kathy
Fri. June 15 | Dreams & Stitches | The Sewing Goatherd

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