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DixieDIY’s Summer Swimsuit Sew-along Pt 4: Gathering

This looks like it’s going to be a leisurely sew-along. I just got my serger back from being serviced and now my sewing machine is in the shop for the same reason. I couldn’t be without both machines at the same time! For now I’ve brought out my old blue Kenmore I bought in high school and I’m amazed it still works (mostly…). It’s quite an adjustment, though – no thread clipper or drop in…

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DixieDIY’s Summer Swimsuit Sew-along Pt 3: Cutting

Wow guys, my bad. I realize it’s Saturday and not Friday so I’m a day late on the next sew-along post. Oh, well, I just gave you an extra day in case you were waiting for fabric in the mail or something like that… Anyway – onward! (If you’re just joining us be sure to read Pt 1: Supplies) Picking a Size Swimwear and activewear patterns have this strange phenomenon called “negative ease” which is…

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DixieDIY’s Summer Swimsuit Sew-along Pt 2: Supplies

The votes have been tallied and we have a winner – Kwik Sew 3779 B. The votes were mostly spread between three top contenders but KS 3779B had a few extra votes. Good choice ladies. This is a flattering cut for many body shapes, has decent support for those with larger busts, and gives some tummy camouflage with shirring. And lucky for me I’ve already made it once so it should be easy to whip…

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DixieDIY’s Swimsuit Sew-along Pt 1: Picking a Pattern

Alright, here’s how this is going down – I’m posting a list of patterns I think we can use as a first swimsuit to make for the sew-along. I’m leaving out designs that are too difficult to find or might be too complicated for a beginner to sew. Vote in the comment section for which suit you’d like to make (or see me make). Voting will go until July 10th and then I’ll announce the…

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The Week of Swim Suits Grand Finale: Kwik Sew 3780

Due to my computer problems I’m posting totally unphotoshopped (and with wet hair and no makeup) pics of me in a swim suit (gulp). At least it is a one-piece and my last suit. I noticed that very few ladies were rocking the one piece on my Dominican vacation. Come on, one-pieces are cool, too!   This is a modified version of Kwik Sew 3780. I’ll show you what I did to change it later…

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The Week of Swimsuits Pt 2: Kwik Sew 3608

Thanks for the kind words on the last post. Normally I wouldn’t even put pics of myself in a swimsuit on Facebook but I guess you guys are special and it’s all in the name of “sewing science”, right? I also can’t deny that these are slightly photoshopped pics – a little birth-mark erasing here, some tan line blending there… you get the idea. Anyway, let’s just agree to pay attention to the suit and…

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I’m leavin’ on a jet plane…

Yep, I’m heading out on vacation for a couple of weeks. But no worries, folks, I’ve got some awesome bloggers lined up for fun guest posts while I’m lounging on a beach in the Dominican Republic. And look out! When I get back I’ll have tons of swim suits that I’ve made to show you! No, I didn’t make all of those in the sketches but I did make quite a few. 😉 See you…

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Swimming in my Swimming Suit

  (The internet and I just got a bit more cozy.) Sorry for not being around much the past week, but I think I have a good excuse: SWIMSUITS! Yes, I’ve been sewing swim suits. As of now I have 3.5 done (I’m working on some bikini bottoms). I won’t show those others for awhile but this is the first of the batch that I told myself I had to finish before starting on new…

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