Here in the south, we go all out for game day. “Is this dressy enough for tailgating?” is a question that more than a few southern girls have asked. And although we have been allowed to go a bit more casual lately (The University of Georgia used to have a dress code that females were not allowed in the stadium if they weren’t in a dress), it is still very important to be in a cute outfit. With so many options out there for us these days, I thought I would just give you a little inspiration for your next game day.
Last year, I made the girls simple “pillow case” dresses for game day.
This year my mom, my daughters and I decided to go with chevron for game day. We got the chevron fabric to make our skirts and the girls’ shorts from Fabric.com. I used McCalls M5419 to make the shorts and cut up an old t-shirt and made it into a halter top for my shirt. For the skirts that mom and I are wearing, we did not use a pattern. I just measured the length I wanted and added 5 inches. I cut the fabric WOF (width of fabric), because I knew I wanted my skirt to have a full gather, sewed a casing for the elastic at the top using 2 inches, and I used 3 inches for the bottom hem. I have found that woven fabrics wear better with the extra weight that a wider hem creates.
My friend Mande and her family are big UGA fans and she does some fantastic machine embroidery. Not only are her daughters’ dresses adorable, she embroidered a “G” on her sash and made a cute UGA shirt for her brand new cousin to wear to her first game.
There are tons of team specific embroidery designs out there; just search for your team and “machine embroidery designs” and you will get some great options.
The Sulky Embroidery Club has a great Football Player that you could customize with your teams colors & name and they even have a design for those of you who aren’t as excited about football season.
Have you made any game day outfits? If so, send me a picture! I will post them on Facebook, Pinterest and the blog throughout football season.