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8 February, 2013

3 February, 2013

  • 10:13 PM

    dixiediy added the project called The Dixielex Dress

    I made this dress using the new Elisalex Pattern from By Hand London with only a few changes. The pattern is a scoop neck, princess seam dress with a tulip pleated skirt and sleeves.

    I didn’t ha…

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1 November, 2012

  • 06:31 PM

    dixiediy added the project called Hot Cocoa Sweater

    This is a pattern that I drafted when I realized I owned no long sleeve tops. Not that I need many, I live in Texas, but it would be nice to have one when it gets a little cold outside.

    It has r…

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  • 06:31 PM

    dixiediy added the pattern called Hot Cocoa Sweater

    This pattern is one size, five pattern pieces, 20 pages with text instructions.

    The pattern is designed for a bust size 33-34". Finished bust measurement is 39". It’s roomy!

    Finished Garment …

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30 August, 2012

  • 08:51 PM

    dixiediy commented on the project BurdaStyle Handbook Silk Blouse

    the construction is pretty straight forward but i didn’t follow most of the directions. you do ha…

  • 05:07 PM

    dixiediy added the project called BurdaStyle Handbook Silk Blouse

    I made the blouse pattern from the BurdaStyle book in a silk chameuse (which I was really proud that I could work with!). The fabric is pretty cool – it’s got this Asian-style hunting motif going o…

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1 March, 2012

25 January, 2012

24 January, 2012

  • 12:46 AM

    dixiediy added the project called Self Drafted Sweatshirt Fleece Jacket

    This jacket was self drafted and pieced together with as many big pieces of this heather gray sweatshirt fleece that I had leftover from old projects. The jacket was really a test in "making it wor…

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  • 12:38 AM

    dixiediy posted a message on dixiediy’s wall

    On the side bar you can click on the Add a new Project button and you can upload photos there. Th…


6 January, 2012

1 January, 2012

  • 07:43 PM

    dixiediy added the project called Floral and Black Anouk Dress

    I found Victory Patterns through the sewing blog grapevine and instantly wanted to make the Anouk design. I made the dress version but added the sleeves to make it more of a winter dress. I really …

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26 December, 2011

18 December, 2011

6 December, 2011

25 October, 2011

  • 04:00 PM

    dixiediy added the project called Eyelet and Floral Macaron

    This is my first try at the Colette Macaron pattern. The top is eyelet fabric trimmed with bias tape and the bottom is a cotton voile.

    I really love this dress! If you want, go see more pictures…

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14 October, 2011

  • 03:37 PM

    dixiediy added the project called Ballet Dress - Now with Pattern

    This is a slightly refined version of my other Ballet Dress I made.

    The bottom fabric is just plain cotton jersey but the top fabric is a fine poly/rayon sweater knit that I worried would stretc…

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  • 02:26 PM

    dixiediy ’s status has been updated to:
    really want to sew a coat right now for winter

2 October, 2011

  • 12:18 AM

    dixiediy added the project called Ballet Dress

    The pattern for this dress was traced from an existing dress I own. I called it my ballet dress because it reminds me of something you would wear when practicing ballet. It was originally supposed …

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28 September, 2011

29 August, 2011

24 August, 2011