Good morning and Happy Fourth of July weekend! We have lots of fun things planned for the holiday weekend and will hopefully be enjoying lots of time outside! When I was little, my mom used to make my sister and I matching Fourth of July outfits. In keeping with tradition, I thought it would be fun to make my daughter a little Fourth of July outfit this year. I bought this cute sailboat fabric from Florence Eiseman and thought it would be perfect for the Fourth.
I made the matching hat and bloomers and worn together the outfit is so cute! I used a Simplicity pattern, Simplicity Sew Easy 1447, and made a few changes. I shortened the dress considerably. The dress looks cute with navy leggings in the cooler weather or with the bloomers when it’s hot.
I added piping to the collar, which really adds a lot to the dress. I usually make my own so I can match the color to whatever project I’m doing, but in this case I just needed navy piping so I purchased it. It was perfect and saved a lot of time! The sleeves, collar and bloomers are actually from a different pattern than the dress and hat, Simplicity 1205. I really like these flutter sleeves and have used them on a few other dresses I’ve made my daughter so I wanted to use them again. I used an invisible zipper, which gives the dress a nice look from the back.
The dress turned out so sweet and looks adorable! It has such a nice vintage look especially with the hat and bloomers, yet it looks so modern when paired with navy leggings.
Happy Fourth of July! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I’ll be back next week with a new printable treat box I’m very excited about! :)
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