Featured Seamstress: Dixie


Name: Dixie

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Jasmine

Blog: Dixie DIY

Her post about the pattern: Black & White Colette Jasmine

What kind of fabric did you use? A silky soft white rayon and a black linen/rayon blend for the collar.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? This year one of my sewing goals is to fill in gaps in my wardrobe – one of which was solid color tops. The Jasmine pattern was perfect for that goal. And with the simple black and white and the cute tie this shirt has a sort of feminine 1960s French vibe which I love. What thoughts do you have about the project? This is the first bias cut shirt I’ve ever made and I love it. It’s great that I don’t need any closures to put the shirt on yet it is still form fitting without being uncomfortable. I think I’m hooked on bias sewing now!

Thanks, Dixie!

Caitlin Clark   —  

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

Comments 7


This is so effortlessly chic, I absolutely love it! I’m working on a polka dot version at the moment, but I’m convinced I’ll be making some plain versions now too!


Each time I see this design the more tempted I am to make one of my own. It really just looks smart and yet could also be a casual addition to any wardrobe.


This looks absolutely stunning!!!


I think I am falling more and more in love with the Jasmine pattern, because, Dixie, this is stunning! Awesome work on your first bias cut pattern!


That Jasmine looks really very attractive on you. I love the crisp look of black on white.


Your blouse looks so good, I’m convinced to try the pattern. It’s on my list. You’ve done a really terrific job.

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