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About Dixie

Hi, I’m Dixie and I make things. I live in Fort Worth, TX with my husband, Justin, our new baby, and my cat, Peanut. You might see them on the blog every once in awhile.

This blog chronicles my creative experiences – mostly sewing and costuming but occasionally other crafts.

Craft Room 3

I started this blog in 2008. In the beginning, Dixie DIY was more of a personal space and since then the content has been refined and it’s now less like a journal.

I’ve been sewing since I was 10 but I didn’t get a real sewing machine until I was 15. I finally upgraded to a better machine, learned how to use a serger, and started drafting my own patterns. You can check out some of my completed projects both modern and costuming.

These days I work with a great group of ladies designing sewing patterns for Blank Slate Patterns.

I’ve also started a YouTube channel to document my historical costuming adventures.

Follow me on instagram for in-progress pictures and more!

Same Fabric, Different Skirts

Thanks for stopping by!