Sew Americana Tour

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Happy Fourth of July to all the tour readers!! We are coming up on the end of the Sew Americana tour, and I’m so glad to be a part of what Katy from Wild and Wanderful has put together for you!  The guidelines were to get patriotic and sew something, so that’s what I did.

I don’t do a lot of holiday themed sewing, but I was all about joining this tour with some fun ladies.  And, it was recently pointed out to me (by Jessica Bustos of Lil Luxe Collection) that patriotic clothing can be the most versatile holiday wear.  You can use it for Veteran’s day, Memorial day, Independence Day, and maybe even while watching the Olympics if you want to stretch it a little. (I added the Olympics part in just now.)

I’m definitely moved by the flag when I see it flying! We live in a great country and I’m proud of my family members in the service that have helped to keep it safe and free.  If there is one thing that gets me going at school, it is lack of respect during the pledge!  If people die so we can sit in our schools and get an education, darn-it, you’re gonna stand up for the pledge!  Okay… Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s get to the fun.

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This photo my friends… is what it’s really all about.

I made this 4th of July ensemble using the Lil Luxe Collection Swallowtail pattern.  This top is perfect for summer.  The open back helps to keep the heat at bay!  I know I’m just in Indiana, but man it is hot and humid here! (I tested this pattern, so you may have seen a few of my photos during release, but I saved the best for the tour.)  The bottoms are a simple versions of Tadah’s Flexi Shorts.  If you don’t have this pattern, it is super versatile and I love the quality of the patterns in general. #topnotch

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Every 4th of July my sister hosts a big gathering/cookout and we watch the city fireworks from her house.  She kinda lives on a back road, but is just close enough to town that we can see the entire show perfectly. Sparklers, Poppers (You know, those white things you throw on the ground that snap), Glowing necklaces, and lemonade will be had by all. If I’m lucky my sister will spike my cup with something a little “special”.

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Raise your flags high friends and celebrate our great country! Even though there are many crazy things happening all around us, I’m proud to be an American!

Take a look at the AMAZING lineup for the Sew Americana tour!

Monday, June 27 

Wild & Wanderful | Sew and Tell Project | Call Ajaire

Paisley Roots | Wally and Grace

Tuesday, June 28

Sew Thrifty | Coles Corner and Creations | Rebel & Malice

Friends Stitched Together | The Wholesome Mama

Wednesday, June 29

Sewing by Ti | EYMM | HattieLu Handmade

Daydream Believers | PenSebRox | Handmade Boy

Thursday, June 30

Beatnik Kids | Phat Quarters | Sew Starly | Sew Sophie Lynn

The Kisses Co. | Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Friday, July 1

Very Blissful | That’s Sew Kari | Sew Happily Ever After | Pear Berry Lane

Mae and K
 | Musings of a Seamstress | Sew and Tell Project

As a special bonus for our readers, use the code ‘ SEWAMERICANA ‘ and enjoy a 20% discount at www.THREADandGRAIN.com  You’ll find a ton of maker-inspired goodies!

(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)

Katy is also hosting a link up for you to share anything that fits the theme.  You don’t have to be a blogger, just link up any URL.  It can be a Facebook or Instagram post too!

An InLinkz Link-up

 

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24 thoughts on “Sew Americana Tour

  1. You already know how much I love this look. It is beautiful and classy, which honestly is not always so easy when making looks based off the flag.
    You don’t want to know my stance on flags, patriotism, and other things of that sort… But I was always raised to respect other people’s customs, albeit in my own way, but still respect it. And more people should take the time to understand where people come from when they don’t salute the flag or sing the national anthem. It generally has nothing to do with disrespect, and more to do with some deeply rooted and well though out principles. Just some food for thought.

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