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‘MURICA! Dress


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.


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


9 thoughts on “‘MURICA! Dress

  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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