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Author: Dixie

Opian Herens Bathrobe

I began this project while I was still pregnant with the grand idea of making a comfy robe for labor and delivery. I had assembled most of it, with only the bias trim remaining, and the night before I went into labor I thought “hmm, I should work on that robe.” But then I thought, “nah, if I’m in early labor I can still sew in between contractions. But then this baby decided she had…

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Viscose Linen Sway Dress

If I look tired in these photos – it’s because I am. But I have a good excuse. This cute little lady joined us recently. She’s super cute and we’re glad she’s finally here. On to the dress – I sewed the Papercut Patterns’ Sway Dress because I thought it would work well for maternity. The tent shape + adjustable waist tie work well for a growing belly. Since it isn’t technically a maternity pattern,…

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Maternity Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress

This is a maternity-modified Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress. And how lucky, because Chalk and Notch recently released an updated version of the pattern just in time for me to use it! This is my second Fringe Dress, and while I can still fit into that dress right now, I’ll probably run out of room soon. I wanted to make another version that could carry me through the next few months and even after pregnancy….

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Deer and Doe Givre Maternity Dress

Thanks for all the love on InstagramĀ and in my last post! More maternity sewing for today. This is the only specifically maternity piece I’ve made so far. It’s the Deer and Doe Givre Maternity Dress (view B). This is the maternity version of their regular pattern. I figured a simple bump-hugging, knit, tank dress would be a good basic to get me through a few months. The fabric is a nice, thick scuba knit from…

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Victory Patterns Anouk dress 2.0

Long time no post. Been a little busy with other projects lately. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: “Wow, your hair is getting really long!” Wait, that’s not what you were thinking? Oh, you mean that other thing? Right. Yeah, so turns out I’m pregnant. Or expecting.Ā Or pretnet, orĀ praganat, or pregananantĀ or however you want to call it (seriously, watch that vid). I’d say “knocked up” if only it were that easy. This fetus was…

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Regency Spencer – Laughing Moon #129

This historical costume project came about as an attempt to salvage another historical costume project. Let’s begin with the dress that inspired the jacket. Warning, this post is long so if you’d like to skip to the discussion on the jacket, continue down until you see more jacket photos. I sewed this white Regency gown years ago but due to a massive fail on my part, it lingered in the Drawer of Shame ever since….

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Papercut Patterns Adrift Dress

Back again with more #SummerSewing! Almost to the end. After this I just have one more garment to share. This is the Papercut Patterns Adrift Dress in a coral rayon twill. I used leftover white cotton cording and a couple silver eyelets for the drawstring and casing.This is the 7th pattern from Papercut that I’ve tried. They tend to fit me fairly well and overall I like their stying. Fun fact, in my original #SummerSewing…

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Seamwork Hayden

Continuing on with my #SummerSewing projects (1: Yes, I realize it is October, I’m just now getting around to blogging. 2: It is still 90+ degrees in Texas. Summer never ends…), this is my third and final shirt from my list. This is the Seamwork Hayden woven tee, altered to add a peplum skirt rather than a folded hemband. I also inserted ladder lace into the front and waist seamlines. This super lightweight navy Swiss…

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