The Giddy Up Dress

Yeeehaw! I’m back with another finished make.

It’s not as all singing and dancing as the last dress but please don’t hold that against me.

almond rock horses ballet dress dixie diy

This is actually a dress I made last year but for some reason never got round to blogging about it!

The pattern is the Dixie DIY Ballet Dress. Super simple and easy to sew knit-dress. It has three-quarter length sleeves, scoop neck and semi-circle skirt. Available as a PDF for instant download (cue lots of printing, cutting and gluing).

almond rock horses ballet dress dixie diy

Hmmmm you might say, this pattern looks mightily similar to the Kitschycoo Lady Skater pattern. Well I thought that too. Didn’t seem to be that much in it so I pretty much just took a gamble on the Dixie version.

almond rock horses ballet dress dixie diy

I used this brilliant jersey knit with horse print that I bought when I saw a fellow blogger’s (sadly she’s stopped blogging) day-to-night dress. It’s from the incomparable Fabricland. If you haven’t looked at that site, brave yourself before you click through. WOOOEEEEE!

almond rock horses ballet dress dixie diyHere are a few more details: I constructed this on my Toyota machine using a zigzag stitch and finished the seams on my old babylock (told you it was made a while ago). I then turned all my hems under and stitched to finish them.

I like wearing it with a belt so you can’t see all the misshapen half horses at the waist seam. The waist is just a little high on me but I am pretty short-waisted so wonder how it might sit on regular people.

almond rock horses ballet dress dixie diy

 I wasn’t keen on the shape of this dress for a long time but it’s just so bloody comfy and warm to wear. I’m sure I’ll be making another one soon!

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29 Comments

  1. Can’t for the life of me work out why you wouldn’t like the shape of this dress; it looks fab on you! And those horses, wowzers. Top skills all round imho.

    1. Thank you, it totally is! Ooooh jeans!! I have an unfinished pair to get back to after I’ve lost some weight. Can’t wait to see

  2. I really love the style of this dress (but Dixie’s is too small for me so I had to buy the lady skater {that I’m not sure is going to fit either}). Love the print (and I LOVED your last make too)! So much love!

    1. Hahah you’re a cheeky one. That k you and yes this is our new garden. It’s getting a makeover in two weeks so expect to see more

    1. I don’t think there is much in it other than one might have clearer pattern instructions. Either way I think you’ll be onto a winner!

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