Black and White and Red All Over

Penguin biscuit jokes are the best.

Quick post here today. I’ve got a pretty simple make to share but it’s definitely easy to wear.almond rock dixie diy ballet dress black and white

This is another Dixie Diy ballet dress. After my horse print version I knew I’d be making a few more as they’re great with tights and cardigans for work.

almond rock dixie diy ballet dress black and white

The black and white print jersey is from the rag market in Birmingham. It was £1 a metre and I still only used two metres for the print matching along the seams.

I cut out and overlocked the whole thing in under two hours.

almond rock dixie diy ballet dress black and white

I wish I’d used a straight skirt instead of the rounded one from the pattern so the dress would have a clean straight hem. Oh well. I’m not losing any sleep over that!

My mum says she thinks the dress is a little Christmassy. I suppose those geometric shapes look a bit like snowflakes.

almond rock dixie diy ballet dress black and white

Right then! That’s enough from me.

I’ll leave you be and let you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

(17) Comments

  1. Love it 🙂

  2. Lovely dress. I can see how it could be Christmassy, but only after you suggested it.

  3. Wow, a pound a metre, what a bargain! It looks great and does have a certain ‘Christmas-y’ look about it, your Mum’s right 🙂

  4. What bargainous fabric – v envious of your ability to whip this up in such a short amount of time!


  5. I love this pattern, so quick to make up and versatile too

  6. A squidnapper!!! Hee hee that one cracked me up! Nice dress btw…

  7. Lovely Amy! I’m all about the quick wins at the moment, so satisfying!

  8. This is so cute on you! It’s a little Nordic, perhaps, the print, which is perfect for winter!

  9. It does look Christmassy, and rather lovely too.

  10. This looks really comfy. Got to love a quick make for instant gratification!

  11. Looks very comfortable and easy to wear, a lovely black & white combination!
    Suits you very nice too!

  12. Do you know, I didn’t even notice the hem! Funny the things that stick out to us when we make things, eh?

  13. Looking at this I get some serious fabric envy over here… I absolutely love black&white at the moment. I can see where your mum is coming from, but I don’t think it’s too christmassy. It rather reminds me of those winter jumper knitting patterns – in a good way! You look gorgeous!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I like that it’s double purpose and can be Christmassy or not depending on the time of year.

  14. Ooh very festive. I love the print, what a find!

    1. almondrock says:

      Heehee thanks!

  15. […] fun fabric is more of my cheap and dirty £1 cotton jersey from Birmingham rag market and the black contrast jersey is […]

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