Blog of the Month: July 2012 Archives
I felt instantly head over heels for July's blog of the month, Dixie DIY, when I read her About page. It was a very "Jerry Maguire" moment; she had me at "quick, lazy and cheap". These 3 words I often use to describe myself though I try to throw in a "classically chic" when I think I might be overheard. Dixie has a penchant for crafting and telling it how it is. I love to read blogs that fit those 2 criteria. Dixie's blog is beautiful and easy to navigate. Her sidebar skills will blow you away. There you can find her own patterns, posts on other patterns she has made, projects made from scraps (hip hip hooray!), and craft tutorials. I mean, what more could you ask from a craft blog! Dixie claims that in order to finish projects quick she will over look details to get the job done. I say she is too hard on herself because from where I sit, the details are amazing especially on her Dia de los Wallet (see picture below). I especially love the old-timey feel of her pictures. They are quite good but also have a vintage feel to them that is refreshing and interesting. What is most mind-blowing are her ideas for modifying clothing. Dixie's Crochet Applique Little Black Dress is to die for (I want it in my closet right now). She has also made a bra with tips which is quite encouraging since this is a project I have always wanted to try. All Dixie's blog post are well labeled so you can easily find skirt, tops, dress and also feature the pattern company and number so you can Google it easily.
One section of Dixie DIY you don't want to miss is the Restyle page. It is full of ways to rework your wardrobe. My favorite is the gold tipped shoes. Don't forget to check out Dixie's current project: A Kwik Sew Ruched Halter Swimsuit. This is part 5 of a multi part series on swim wear that you don't want to miss. Dixie DIY can also be found on Burdastyle, Etsy, Sewing Pattern Review and Pinterest.