Summer is finally here in the Upper Midwest! Here in the area where I live, the highlight of summer is the 4th of July rodeos and huge parade that the next town over throws. My boys love a good parade, and when I saw Katy’s call for an Americana blog tour, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to whip up some matching outfits for my boys! I’m taking advantage of the fact that they love to match for as long as I can. My oldest is almost 9 so I know my days are limited 🙂 Make sure you come back on Friday to see Eleri’s awesome post featuring some outfits for the girls!
I decided to go with my standard summer shirt, the Maui Muscle Tee from Peekaboo Patterns. My boys love their sleeveless shirts, and they never seem to have enough to wear them as often as they’d like! This year, Amy offered gorgeous panels and fabric with patriotic themes. I ordered the “God Bless America” panels for my boys, and as always, the quality of these did not disappoint. I used red, royal blue, and white cotton lycra from Peekaboo to finish the backs and bands. Many of Amy’s kids panels are now available in larger sizes which I love because my oldest wears a size 10 and I don’t have to color block his shirts! (P.S. Amy ships super fast! You might still be able to sneak an order in by the 4th!)
These shirts are a super quick sew. I think I had these whipped up in about 90 minutes from cutting to hemming! My boys have been begging to wear them since I took these photos, but I stashed them away so they’ll stay clean until the 4th.
Because matching shirts weren’t enough, I also decided to sew shorts for my boys using the Coastal Craze Baggies pattern from Peekaboo. You might recognize these shorts from my Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry blog tour post. I made one pair for my 7 year old and loved them so much, I have since made each of my boys a few pairs. They’re a fast and professional looking sew, plus my boys love the pockets!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Americana blog tour stop. Head on over to the other blog stops and check out their awesome sewing and crafting. (Spoiler alert: I’ve already read a few from today and they’re amazing!!)
Please link up your blog posts or Instagram pics of your Americana creations at the bottom, and check out the AWESOME discount Katy is offering over at Thread and Grain!
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(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)