Finished projects



I may be biased, but I live in the best darn country in the world. I spent a year in Japan teaching English a few years back and don’t get me wrong – Japan is super awesome and there will always be a special place in my heart for the people, food, culture, and history – but I realized at that time where my true home is.

So when I saw these prints for sale on the Girl Charlee Fabrics website, inspiration struck and I HAD TO MAKE A TACKY ‘MURICA DRESS:


And get this, I also had to make it “work appropriate” (knee length, sleeves) because there was no way I was going to hide this awesomeness from my coworkers. I decided to Franken-pattern it and combine the Sewaholic Renfrew with McCall’s M6559. Oh and let’s toss in an antique shotgun while we’re at it, cuz ‘MURICA:


I cut off the Renfrew at the shorten/lengthen line, added an extra inch, then cut the McCall’s pattern at the waistline and stopped at the knees. My initial idea was to make a circle skirt with the stars fabric, but um dummy RED only bought 1 yard of each print and circle skirts take up WAYYYY more than that. I was so lucky to squeeze out what I could with a simple A-line skirt.


I do think it looks better with a belt. I wore it to work the Friday before Memorial Day and everyone called me “Wonder Woman.” I guess once you see it, you can’t unsee it? Someone even thought it was an old Wonder Woman costume (ouch). Whatever, I’m proud of my dress AND my country.


Take that, ceiling!
Take that, ceiling!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Independence Day! Have you made something patriotic? Do tell!


9 thoughts on “‘MURICA!

  1. Aw, thanks! ‘MURICA, EFF YEAH! Actually every time I wear this, the Team USA song plays in my head and I run around the house screaming the song. My husband and cats LOVE it….. ha…. no. 🙂


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