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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe: Vintage 70s McCalls 5526

I just got back from visiting family. My boyfriend’s sister just moved into a new house. Their neighbor has this cool weeping willow tree that extends over to their backyard. The Goal: This is one of the shirts I panned to make (only one more shirt left!) for my Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe. I had been putting it off because I couldn’t find just the right fabric and I also didn’t want to deal…

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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe: Pattern Runway Sweet Shorts

These shorts were much more difficult to make than expected – not because the Pattern Runway Sweet Shorts are a difficult pattern, they’re not, rather I made many dumb mistakes that resulted in unnecessary effort. I couldn’t even get the photos of them right the first time! The pics turned out all blurry. These are Sweet Shorts Pictures 2.0. Even for all the pitfalls and confusion I can say that I really like these shorts….

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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe: Bow Blouse

Fact: When making a shirt with long neck ties you will inevitably stitch those ties to other parts of the blouse by accident. The tie bow was the last piece that I added to this shirt and I still stitched the ties to the facing twice. This blouse took a while to finish for two reasons: firstly I self drafted it and that took a lot of tweaking, and secondly I’ve been distracted by video…

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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe: Chambray Shorts

Shorts! With buttons! Justin called these the Sergent Pepper shorts when he first saw them. Must be all the buttons… Anyway, this marks three out of four of my shorts I’m making for my Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe. I’m nearly finished with my next shirt for SSSW but I’m self drafting it so it’s taking awhile. These shorts were also self drafted by combining the best bits of crotch curves from a few patterns…

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The “Summer Concert Tee” Downloadable Pattern

Yep, that’s right, I’m launching another pattern download It’s launched! You’ve seen the variations of the shirt to get to this point and now I’m almost ready to release the pattern. I’m calling it The Summer Concert Tee because it is something I’d totally wear to a music festival in the hot summer sun while jamming out to my favorite bands (in between complaining about $5 water bottles and telling the jerk in front of…

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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe: Orange Shorts

Ok, readers, I know I owe you one more One Week, One Pattern shirt but my weekend has been busy and I haven’t taken photos yet, but I did wear it. These photos on the other hand were taken a couple weeks ago so I’m going to show you my shorts instead. The Goal: As you read in my Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe planning post – one of my items to make were a…

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Shorts and Shirts Summer Wardrobe Planning

(Oh, look at that! I made myself a fancy graphic.) I’m jumping on the mini-wardrobe sewing bandwagon and planning a set of 10 (yep, 10!) pieces to make for this summer. Now, I know you’d might ask, “Hey, Dixie, can you really make ten garments for this summer? Isn’t that a lot!?” But then I’d tell you “Well, two pieces are already made. And besides, summer in Texas means the majority of the year so…

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