The “Me? On the Sew Weekly? Why how exciting!” Dress

Howdy friends (or rather, soon to be friends and comrades in fabric)! Here’s my little bio:

Name & Location: Crysta Swarts, Tacoma WA


How long have you been sewing: A few years, on and off (mostly off!)

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I wanted a great motivation to break out the sewing machine and commit to making my own clothes, mistakes and all!

What do you love most about sewing garments: I love that everything is an option!

What do you hate most about sewing garments: I hate how seemingly small mistakes in measuring or cutting can ruin the whole thing in the end.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I want to make a garment for myself that is cute and FITS.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: I’m running my second half-marathon in May and my goal is No Tears (I may have broken down bawling last year around mile 12…)

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: I’m in love with Gertie and have had to delete all the fashion watching blogs from my reader because I would get sucked in for too long! And the Sew Weekly, of course. :)

I made this dress last summer using a thrifted tank top and old skirt. I was drawn to the skirt because of its crazy colors. I used a 60 cent piece of elastic to join the two together. It is a little shorter than I usually go, but I still like it a lot. (I made the necklace too, btw.) I can’t wait to make more this year and really fill my closet with my own creativity! I know you all will help inspire and motivate me!





Crysta Swarts is a teacher in Tacoma, WA whose primary focus on knitting has left little room for sewing. She believes 2012 is the year to change all that.


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  1. Was that picture taken on the UPS campus???

  2. No, close by though, at Annie Wright School – are you a (former) Tacoman (which I always read as Taco-man)?

  3. I love your title. I feel the same way :D

  4. I LOVE this upcycled little number! Too cute.

  5. Your title totally describes how I feel! I’m looking forward to your creations!