Designer of the Week - Sweet Girl Boutique

Name: Myrinda Dixon

Where do you live: San Diego, CA

How old are you? 32

Do you have any children, if so what ages? Aurora May, who will be 2 in September

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1. When did you get started sewing and creating? Who taught you?

I have always done some sort of crafts. My mom was always sewing and my dad is very handy around the house. If you ever said you were bored, they had some project for you.

2. When did you start selling your designs on eBay? Do you sell anywhere else besides eBay, if so where? (example, web site, local boutique) What did you do before eBay?

I've been selling boutique clothing for a year this fall, both on eBay and in a local boutique, as well as directly to people I meet. Previous to that, I was selling shopping cart covers and scrapbooks/supplies. Before I was a mommy, I was a nurse (LVN). But once Aurora was born, I couldn't stand to be seperated from her, so here I am.

2a. Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay. Do you have a picture? What was it and what did it sell for?

I do! How embarassing! It was a pink gingham peasant blouse and metallic batik capri pants with ruffles. I made it for Aurora to wear to her first birthday party and it was so cute…I think it sold for like $20 and I was so excited!

3. How did you decide upon your name .

Everyone is always saying how sweet Aurora is so it was just sort of there…

4. Do you belong to any boutique group and if so which one? How did you get started in that group? What do you like most about your particular group?

What do you like most about your particular group? I belong to the Boutique Belles, been with them since February (I think). They invited me to join during Boutique Imagine, around the beginning of the year. I hadn't been pursuing joining a group, but I figured when the time was right, I would be noticed.

5. What is your favorite thing to create? (example: vintage style dresses, totes, overalls, etc) Why?

I really like pretty much everything! I don't like to limit myself to just one thing. Maybe my favorite thing to create is something all new.

6. What are your favorite types of fabrics or fabric designers? Why?

I really love stripes, dots and unusual oversized prints.

7. Where and when do you do most of your sewing? Are you neat about it or do you have fabric covering the floor!

Our dining room is where I create…I have my cutting mat on the counter and can watch PA play in the living room. I'm pretty neat, what with Aurora running around and we also have a dog that will eat just about anything…I do tend to have little tidbits of thread around.

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

I really love the whole design process, the photography, even the template… I do also like shopping on eBay and playing with Aurora.

9.Anything else you would like to add?

I am so happy! I LOVE what I do!

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