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Sewing with less stress…

(join in So I Sewed This’ Focus on Enjoyment Re-sew-lution) I didn’t do a big sewing resolutions post this year. I felt that my resolutions last year really helped guide me last year so much so that I don’t need new general resolutions this year. Sure I want to do specific things like sew a coat and use my stash but I don’t have enough of those things to make a full list. However I…

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Dixie DIY’s Year in Review 2012

I love the new year! New start, new goals, new memories but first I want to review everything that I did sewing-wise in the last twelve months. 2012 Was a pretty big year for me, I dyed my hair purple, sewed a bunch of swimsuits for my summer vacation, I released 3 new patterns (one of which was free), and made about 50 garments and accessories. Not too bad! Let’s break it down now –…

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Sewing Resolutions Recap, or, how well have I kept my promises?

In January I made a list of sewing related New Years Resolutions and since it’s nearly May I thought I’d take a look and see how well I’ve been keeping them. The main goal was to create a closet catalogue to figure out what I wear most and what garments I need to make more or less of – basically sewing guidelines. This isn’t to say that I am restricted to sewing within my self-imposed…

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Victory Patterns’ Lola Dress, or, red hot Valentine’s love!

Look at me! I got all dressed up for Valentine’s Day. I love Victory Patterns’ design style so much. This is the second pattern I’ve made from their pattern line (See my version of the Anouk dress here) – the Lola Dress – and in red! Who needs some frilly lingerie for Valentine’s Day? I’d rather have a super comfy (and super cute) sweatshirt dress! The pattern is a twist on on your good old…

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Vogue 1247 Shirt, or, Extreme Color Blocking

Yay! Back to sewing! I’ll show off my newly painted sewing room later, you know, after I clean it up. So that probably means sometime this summer… This is the top from Vogue 1247 (I love the skirt, too, but I already have too many skirts). Since it is loose fitting it was quick to put together. No fiddling with darts or fighting set in sleeves! I made a size 10, one size smaller than…

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Independent Sewing Pattern Companies, or, Adding Way Too Much to my To-Do List

One of my sewing resolutions this year was to support indie pattern designers but that idea also needs to fit in with my other resolutions – like sewing clothes to fill gaps in my wardrobe. These are just a few that I plan on making. Megan Neilson – Darling Ranges Dress I love Megan, she’s Australian living in the USA and she’s just so darn cute with her skirts and her curly hair. She already…

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Self Drafted Sweatshirt Jacket, or In Other News, I now have Purple Hair

I made this jacket partially as a contributor challenge on the Sew Weekly (in case you haven’t heard yet, the Sew Weekly has opened up the floodgates and is allowing anyone to contribute a project for each weekly challenge!) but also because from my Closet Catalogue I knew I needed (and wanted) more jackets! So excuse me is much of this post is taken from my Sew Weekly post. This jacket was originally inspired by…

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Closet Catalogue Pt 2

Yesterday I posted the results of my Closet Catalogue where I counted and categorized every piece of wearable clothing I own (with a few exceptions) with the hopes of learning about my style, my needs, and what I should sew next. It’s really eye opening! Here’s what I learned:  I definitely have a few items that I wear more often than others like my one pair of Gap skinny jeans and this loose fit printed…

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