Remember when I showed you last year's Independence Day dress and I told you I had big plans for this year? Well, here it is.
New Glory, His & Hers
Red, White and Blue. Not a more beautiful combination.
Want to know what these outfits used to be???
I've had these pants for what seems like forever. I bought them at the thrift store, Saver's, in Reno. I haven't lived there in forever so I must have been holding onto these for at least 8 years or more. I don't know why I loved them so much. Probably because they made my butt look awesome. But it was time to face reality, I don't fit in them anymore and really, no mom should be wearing them. I'm not saying I should be wearing mom jeans but pants like these are best kept in our early twenties and used for riding long boards in parking lots late at night.
So.... goodbye Old Glory. Welcome New Glory!
I made these outfits using patterns that I created.
I've been loving BIG bows and HUGE pockets and thought that this dress needed to incorporate both. Mags loved the pockets so much I caught her smuggling books to church in them. The main body of the dress is a lightweight navy cotton. I wanted it it be nice and cool for the hot summer.
Jackson's romper is a take on the typical Southern boy outfit. The anchor is appliqued on. I made some pretty big mistakes in the pattern but they were easy to fix in the end. I wish I would have measured a little more thoroughly because it is exactly the right length. The way this kid eats he's not going to be wearing it too much longer. The shoulders have button closures. Again I wanted a nice cool outfit for the hot summer.
Sweet Home Alabama!
Now, I don't want you to think that I plan out photo shoots where I get my kids to share an apple because it would make for a cute picture or have my daughter stare off dramatically into space for effect. Because I don't. In fact, you should feel sorry for me because every one in my family hates getting their picture made. Hates it. So I suck it up and instead of thinking of those other blogs where the cute kids smile, and laugh, twirl and pose in their new outfits mommy made them, I grab my ipod (because maybe they won't notice it's taking pictures) and start clicking away in the hopes that there is a decent one. So you get to see Mags try and pull out her hair bow and run away from the camera. You get to see that my kids have no interest in pictures, or putting down their breakfast.
Oh well, at least they're still cute in their new outfits and ready to celebrate America!
Two years in a row!
2011 & 2012