"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the action, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed- else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
|Click on the photos to enlarge. The tree seen in the photo is decorated with birds, butterflies, and tea themed things for Spring/Summer.|
The Fourth of July weekend is almost here with all its parades, picnics, barbeques, fireworks, and fun. I made some little outfits for my sweet friends to wear to their various events. The first one up is for Chloe. I made her a Lazy Days Skirt in an old Daisy Kingdom remnant that I was gifted several years ago. It has a great nautical toys border that seemed perfect for this skirt. It is a free pattern that you can find HERE at the Oliver+S website. There are just dimensions and great directions but nothing to print out.
For the halter top, I used Simplicity #1472 in a remnant left from a sailor dress I made my daughter for the Fourth of July fifteen years ago. It is hard to see in the photos but there are blue stars in the center of the red/white plaid. I trimmed the bottom with the same color blue rick rack. She can wear it with the denim shorts I made (see below) or with jeans. The little skirt looks sweet with a white shirt, too.
I used the pattern pieces for the size 4 top (shown in the next picture) but shortened and without the ruffle.
Here (almost five) Chloe tries on her new duds.
I used a 1965 Jiffy pattern for a pair of shorts to wear with the halter top.
I made the shorts out of a pair of old jeans, some ribbon, and two applique stars from my stash. I always put a button on the front waistband to indicated the front to the child. ("The button goes near your bellybutton!")
The ribbon is attached at the hem just like the O+S Lazy Days Skirt. I love the smooth finish on the denim against the skin.
I hope to get Kayla's July 4th outfit posted on Saturday. If I don't make it, I hope you all have a fun-filled and safe Fourth of July!