How do you celebrate July 4th in your town? I’m guessing you do something normal. Maybe see some fireworks, wave a flag, attend a parade, and have a barbecue with apple pie and hamburgers. Sounds right, no? Well, my girl did it a little differently this year. She wanted to celebrate it with something truly American. Problem is, nothing is manufactured in the USA anymore. Heck, not even the American flag that hangs from our porch was made in the country! We scoured the house to find something that was made here and it wasn’t easy. Not electronics, not our automobile, nothing from plastic, it was a freaking joke! Finally, after about 30 minutes, we discovered the one truly American thing in our house. It was my girls maxi dress (seen here.) Maxi dresses were very big in the 1970s, and now they are making a fashion comeback. And it just so happens that my girls favorite brand of maxi dress is made right here in the U.S. In downtown Los Angeles, California actually.
We were so happy to have found this out. My girl absolutely loves her maxi for the way it looks and for how comfortable it feels, but now she has another reason to like it. She wears it all the time. To school, to church, to playdates, to parties… you name it. She can dress it up for more formal occasions, and dress it down for more casual events. It truly is an everyday piece of clothing as far as she is concerned. But the one day she didn’t want to wear it was Independence Day. Now she had other, more important plans for it.
My girl took the maxi dress for girls and ran outside to our steps. She and her brother than attached it to the rope and ran it up the flag pole, for it to proudly wave. Our neighbor asked why we were waving a maxi dress instead of Old Glory and we explained. He loved the reason, and wished he had his own maxi to unfurl in the wind. We told him to go to TwirlyGirlShop on line, but I doubt he’ll do it. He’s an old guy. Unless he has grandchildren. I don’t really know. He might have a couple of girls somewhere in his family.
So, cheers to TwirlyGirl for being one of the few products that is still made domestically. You do us proud! But then again, we have come to associate quality with American merchandise, and that’s a big selling point with these clothing items. You wouldn’t believe just how well sewn this girls maxi dress is. The seams are hidden, and they use a four stitch overlock system on their garments, which is what makes them so great. They stand up to heavy use, and you can just toss them in the washer and dryer without any special care. These dresses are indestructible!
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