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DIY Game Day Attire

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.

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My family and I at an FSU game last year

Last year, I made the girls simple “pillow case” dresses for game day.

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My mom, my daughters and I at the FSU game this weekend in our matching chevron. (disclaimer: excuse our hair, it was raining!)

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.

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My Friend Mande and her adorable family tailgating at the UGA game.

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.

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Mande’s daughters with the legendary Hershel Walker
I love how machine embroidery can make a good outfit into a great outfit!
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This sweet baby’s first game at 2 weeks old


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.

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Sweet baby Phoebe really for the Tennessee Vols game

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.

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Just change the colors to your favorite team’s colors!
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For the less enthusiastic fan

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.

Happy Sewing!

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