Sew Americana - Patriot

Can you believe it's almost July??? July is my favorite month of the year. I may only be slightly biased. Harry Potter and Robin Williams were both born in July, along with myself. 
If that weren't enough, we get one of my favorite holidays, Independence Day. So of course I had to join Wild & Wanderful's, Sew Americana Tour, to celebrate the 4th of July!

  Being American to me means Freedom. Getting that freedom comes at a price and I am incredibly grateful to all the many men, women, and families enlisted in our armies to give us that Freedom. That includes my brother James, my incredible father, Gene, and many, many friends, along with grandparents and great grandparents. There have been many sacrifices for us to have our freedom and I want to say how grateful I am to all those that fight.

In celebration this year, I made the Jane Romper & Dress from The Simple Life Pattern Company in a blue and white gingham for Paisley.

Good rompers are hard to find and this one is just perfect! I love the simple lines and the details. Button placket, cuffs and front pockets. I chose to have fun with the gingham print and cut the neckband, waistband, pockets, and cuffs diagonally. It gives it a fun detail. I also put in eyelets and used twill tape for the waist band instead of elastic. Any opportunity I get to use twill tape, I do. I just love it!

I hope everyone has a fantastic 4th of July, spending time with their families, having BBQ's watching the fireworks and taking a moment of gratitude to our troops. 

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.)


  1. Karly, I just adore this romper and all of these photos. I also love the sentiment you put into it. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Katy!! And thank you for setting this up and letting me come join in the fun!

  2. I just love this entire post!! The photos, the romper, the spirit of America! #perfect

  3. It is perfection! I love how happy yoy and yoyr family always are!!!

  4. I loved this post, from the romper to your sentiments about the 4th of July. And do you have a favorite snap setter, I've noticed you use them a lot.

    1. Thank you so much! I didn't even realize how much I've been using it! I really need to get a better button stash. LOL I use Kam Snaps. I bought their starter kit and it's worked awesome for me! Here's the link!

  5. I love it! And it's so wearable for the summer season. What great shots of what we are all are celebrating on Monday. :)

  6. That romper is perfect! She is going to get so much use out of it.

  7. This is just perfect. I love the detail you put into your stitching.

    The gingham is subtle enough to be worn all summer long!

  8. This whole post is perfect! I love the outfit, the pics, and the chance to remember what the holiday is all about!

  9. I love how classically patriotic this is! You're my favorite.


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