Patriotic Pageant Costume | Outfit of Choice

Ta-da! It’s Sofie’s patriotic pageant costume! You might recognize her firecracker bows from my post Monday. This is her outfit of choice wear.

Patriotic Pageant Costume | SewsNBows

Do you like the gold trim? It should show well onstage. It’s more sparkly indoors. I’ve been wanting to show you for a while, but have been really busy watching Big Brother. (Anybody else watching? We can be obsessed together…)

Patriotic Pageant Costume | SewsNBows

I’m really mad at myself for not tying her top on properly for this photoshoot, but I know the fit is perfect because I did a wearable muslin after the first mockup, and made a couple fit adjustments here.

Patriotic Pageant Costume w/ cute firecracker bows| SewsNBows

If you hang out with me on facebook, you already know my hubby got me an awesome camera. So now my photos won’t suck as much!

I thought having an awesome camera meant that I would automatically become an awesome photographer, but apparently talent is still a factor. I’m currently on page 3 of the manual, & I’m sure I’ll get through it in a year or two.

Patriotic Pageant Costume | SewsNBows

The really cool thing is that it can take photos in sports mode. So I just hold the button and follow the kids around. It’s like the difference between my .38 special, and a machine gun.

I have to show you this last photo, it will break your heart. See, Sofie’s dad was riding the 4-wheeler around, and had the nerve to drive with one of her brothers and not her. Poor little thing! When she cries, it’s like her whole world is crumbling. Oh, it kills me.

Patriotic Pageant Costume | SewsNBows

Are you devastated, just seeing her face?! My little niece hasn’t figured out how much power she has over me. I dread the day she does…


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  1. I missed this post! I was in WI for a week so forgive me!!! This outfit is ADORABLE. You did it again. I love the bows in her hair. They are the PERFECT accessory for the most precious outfit. And, yes, that face did break my heart and no, I am not watching Big Brother :(
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  2. Love the outfit and all the ruffles. Best of wins to Sophie at the pageant. When is it? Show us her winning picture. My grandbaby’s Red white and Blue pageant is Friday nite July 12

  3. Adorable outfit Amy!!! Sofie is sure to be the star of the show!! I love the fabrics you chose; they are very patriotic!! I would recommend you use the Aperature mode on your camera; it silifies learning how to use and keeps you out of the auto mode so y learn how to use it!!

  4. Her outfit is adorable and yes is beautiful with her little firecracker bows :-) so pretty! I’m sure she will do great on stage, she seems to like posing for the camera too :-) her little face in the last picture, she’s about to cry the poor thing, I never know what to do when they make those faces; they are adorable at that age! :-)
    & you lucky girl getting a new camera! :-)
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