Sew Americana Blog Tour


I love July and the chance to celebrate this beautiful country of mine.  I was thrilled to jump on board the Sew Americana Tour by Wild & Wanderful and the chance it gave me to sew up these beauties in honor of the 4th.


It also meant another darling photo shoot with the cutest two-year-old around!


Sophie is sporting a Mingo and Grace Charlie Dress.  It’s done in a drapey poly rayon from Hancock’s.  I did a bodice facing instead of bias tape and love the clean finish it gave.


I played with the stripe directions for a little twist and we both just adore this dress.


It just suits her so well!


I went sweet and simple with this one in a Violette Fields Adelaide.


I’ve got ALL the heart eyes for that back!


And gingham and floral should get married, I think 😉


My sister sewed her cute little miss the Evie Pleated Suspender Shorts from Made for Mermaids.


Isn’t that bow back just divine?!!


I think we’re going to have serious Morgan withdrawals when she heads back home after the summer.  Cousins really are the best!


I love these looks together and how they fit their personalities so well!



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  You’ll find a ton of maker-inspired goodies!

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

My Sophie’s Baptism Dress


My sweet Sophie turned 8 in September.  We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and eight is a BIG deal!


Sophie will be baptized soon so of course, she needed a beautiful white dress.

baptism3I let her pick just about everything about this- she picked the pattern, the fabric, the lace, even the little button on the collar.


I was super nervous to sew this up.  The last time I sewed with fancy fabric- aka anything not knit or quilting cotton, was my wedding when I made some basic bridesmaids skirts.   (And we just celebrated our 15th anniversary- yikes!)



We picked the Adelaide dress pattern from Violette Fields Threads and she picked a thick satin from the Casa Collection at Joann’s.  The lace is also from Joann’s and the chiffon collar fabric and button are Hobby Lobby finds.


I made a size 7 width with two inches added to the 9/10 length- she’s super tall and I wanted this to be a little longer.  I used the banded sleeve but ended up cutting the band off because it felt too bulky in this thicker fabric.



She just adores this dress and didn’t want to take it off after taking pictures.  Mom’s, that’s why we sew, right?  That joy in their eyes and knowing that you helped to make them feel beautiful.  I’m so proud of my sweet girl and so excited for her special day.

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