Free Fabric Friday

on May 20 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 449 Comments

We’re hard at work planning our next theme.  Drumroll, please…….

The Make It, Wear It! Challenge

You wanted to learn more about making your own clothes, and we’re going to deliver!  We have a fantastic lineup of tutorials and projects planned from lots of expert contributors.  You are going to be so excited!  And the prizes will blow you away.  But you have to wait patiently until next week for the details. Ha!

In the meantime, you can enter today’s giveaway by showing us a garment you wish you could make.  It could be a link to a vintage dress on another blog, a skirt from Anthropologie, a blouse on Etsy or a pair of shorts on Flickr.  Something that makes you sigh and say, “I wish I could make that!”    (Like two of my favorite sighable garments from Modcloth featured here.)  Include the link in your comment.  We’ll randomly select 5 people to win one yard of fabric on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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449 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. Really cool blog, many thanks for a cool article and Happy new year! Let 2011 be a good one for you 🙂

  2. jill says:

    this dress is so cute. in the store they also have it in more basic colors

  3. Christi says:

    Love seeing all your inspirational ideas!!!
    Here’s mine —
    oh and to have a fancy date nite to go along with the dress too!

  4. Sarah says:

    I’d love to be able to make summer pants like these…

  5. Kristin L says:

    I saw a lovely dress in a window, but teh store was closed. I tried to recreate it, but failed. It’s my wish-I-could-make-it garment.

  6. Heather Crowe says:

    I can never seem to find dresses like this that fit me properly. Its definitely on my list of need to learns! I think it would be so flattering.

  7. heather says:

    I’d love to make this cute dress from Ruche:

  8. Amy says:

    I wish I could make this Kimono Smock:

  9. Paloma says:

    I would love to be able to make this… for an adult! I love the bright print used for this wrap dress.

  10. Jen L says:

    I am obsessed with Prairie undergrounds hoodie cloak (I actaully traced a friends and will be trying to sew it

    But mostly I want a jacket from Alabama Chanin

  11. Kris H says:

    I have had this dressed saved in my favourites for a while now. It has that gorgeous retro feel, I have a soft spot for 50’s type skirts and dresses. Besides how romantic a full skirt is, it could be because they showed off the waist while the poufed skirt skimmed over ample hips!

  12. Heather C says:

    I love this blouse but would like to make it longer, more like a shirt dress.

    I would also love to be able to make my own lingerie. Most off the rack stuff never fits properly.

  13. Rose L says:

    I see I’m not the only fan of shabby apple… Here is my pick:

  14. Lorilee says:

    I would just love to make this:

    But, I have no time with two young daughters and another baby due in two months, I can’t find the perfect pattern or the perfect fabric. Beautiful dress, though.

  15. Colleen says:

    My daughter loves the Simplicity Project Runway look – I would love to make her this blouse and vest – the plaid look with the tiny ruffle is very cute.

  16. Ash says:

    I’ve lost weight this year and would LOVE to show off my new waist with a simple but light-hearted dress like this one:

  17. Mary Margaret says:

    No link, but anything from Neige! The is a great theme and I look forward to learning tons!

  18. amelia says:

    i have been meaning to make this skirt from colette patterns for a while (here’s is someone else’s gorgeous creation on flickr):

    also, have been waiting to sew (with fabric cut out even!) another tunic from built by wendy 3964 in gingham, like this:

    thanks for offering this giveaway!

  19. I would love to delve into coats … this one is so cute:

  20. Cindy says:

    I would love to make this! Simple, but the choice of fabric says it all.

  21. tingie says:

    sigh, I definitely wish I can make this jacket
    I remember for months I refreshed at the website as the size I wanted was out of stock, but sadly, it never came back in stock.

  22. emily says:

    AWESOME theme! i am trying to learn how to make clothes and have tried kids and some adult before but i would love to make dresses like the ones from modcloth like this one:

  23. Annette says:

    I love this dress! (69b) and wish I could make it in the exact same fabric:)

  24. Somer says:

    I wish I could include a link, but I have yet to find the dress I want to make. I just know its red and has a fifties look.

  25. Laura Reich says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait for next week.
    I have been admiring these types of skirts for months, but I feel like they are way too simple to spend that kind of money on… Only I don’t know how to make it.

  26. Becky says:

    I can sew anything from a pattern but I need help in learning to fit myself. I would make a ba-jillion of this vintage day dress if I could fit it to my not so vintage sized body.

  27. Rebecca says:

    I wish I could make swimwear. I love this from anthropologie:$redesign-product-zoom$

  28. Diana says:

    I’ve got to have someone show me how to use elastic thread so I can make simple but pretty dresses like this:

    It would cut down on the tailoring time for my uniquely shaped body.

  29. Leisha says:

    Yay for sewing clothes! I’m clueless.. I’d love to make this:

  30. Deb Cameron says:

    Oh I so love Shabby Apple dresses and I would love to make this ruffley dress from their latest line, I love the colour too!

  31. Maryanne says:

    I absolutely love this dress:
    I am really looking forward to some inspiration for sewing for me. I am brave enough to sew for my children but not for me – hopefully your advice will make the difference!

  32. Miriam says:

    This is my (((((((((((sigh)))))))))) dress! I’d love to dress this way (and have this figure) all the time. With 2 small boys not so practical but hey I can always dress up!

  33. Monika says:

    I would love to know how to make this one! (and of course the one mentioned in the post!)

  34. Liz Harrell says:

    I love retro style dresses. I would love to make any piece of clothing that Betty Draper’s wears in Mad Men. The link shows a sample of this style of clothing. I love it all!

  35. Asri says:
    I love how clean and simple this old anthropologie dress is.

  36. Wow ModCloth is a super cool site. Thanks for sharing. Here is a shirt I kept going back too. Love the neckline, yoke, gathers, and ruffles.

  37. Angie H. says:

    Wow! Would I love to find the extra time to make my own clothes?! I love this cute (sold out!) dress.

    I would also love to make this one, too.

    Thanks for letting me enter!

  38. welsa says:

    boy oh boy, do i ever have a stash of links and photos of clothes i want to make. i have found that deviating from patterns tends to lead to half finished projects in my sewing shelf, or at the very least a nightmare only my mother can fix. for this particular skirt i think i would need some formal training. i cant begin to figure out how to do it:

  39. ~helena~ says:

    I’d love to make some pink fig for my girls, I’ve only made simple things like basic skirts or dresses.
    Juliet top
    sweet heart pants

  40. Ginger says:

    I would love to make myself the Patricia Tunic from Sisboom. I just need to find the time and the perfect fabric.

  41. Limor says:

    I love this coat from Etsy

    I just wish that I was better at drawing patterns for myself. I’m pretty sure that I’d do better if I had a dress form.

  42. Dodi says:

    I’m excited about this theme. I’m trying to make some shirts this spring. Nothing at the stores is flattering this season. I’m a plus sized woman and it’s hard to find patterns that I like that I don’t have to add a few sizes to. This hampers me right out of the gate. For example, I’m currently working on a Schoolhouse Tunic from SewLiberated. I have to add two sizes before I can even start, but I’m a beginner, so it’s intimidating. Sleeves are required on anything I wear. This also limits the pattern selection.

    I’d love to make myself this:

    Also, I’d love to sew dresses from my Build by Wendy Dresses book. I need to find basic patterns in my size first though.

  43. Erin says:

    Ooo, I’m really excited about this new theme. I’m wanting to get back to making my own clothes, but want to avoid that “homemade” look.
    I’ve had my eye on this:

    I’m sure I could do it, but do I have the patience???
    And of course there’s too much stuff on Modcloth to even list…

  44. Sara Macleod says:

    I wish I could make an adult sized one of these for me!!!
    My two girls look so gorgeous in theirs I have to have one for myself!

  45. rosie says:

    i was just staring longingly at a dress at h&m that i wish i could make. i think i can if had better skills than i do now. h&m doesn’t have their stuff online, though! it’s kind of like this one: at urban outfitters (but less of a bustier!)

  46. Carmen says:

    You guys completely have your fingers on the pulse of sewists! I love this theme just as much as I love that cute button-down dress in the post.

    I think I would call myself an intermediate-level sewist of clothes, but my experience really only goes as far as following patterns. I’d love to learn how to draft my own! In Toronto, there’s a well-loved local label Preloved (but they also actually have some pieces at Anthropologie from season to season!) that produces really flattering clothing from upcycled trousers, sweaters, curtains, etc. Their own always has loads of cuts (and bias cuts!) that look fantastic. Here they are!:

  47. alisha says:

    I love the dress you have pictured. I also would like to make something like this: I think it would be a good refashioning project.

  48. Amber H says:

    I’m another Anthropologie freak, and I usually sit and drool over something until it goes on sale.. unfortunately, they almost never have the item I want in my size by the time it goes on sale.. however I would LOVE to learn how to make this top:

    I love everything about it.. except for that color. It’s not a bad pattern but that shade of green would look kind of terrible against my olive skintone.

  49. Susan says:

    This! This! I must make this, but how? I believe its origin is Anthropologie, but no longer available on their site:

    I saw it first many moons ago here (second image in post):

  50. Emily says:

    this dress!
    it looks so simple, but i just don’t really know how to tackle making the top!

  51. yvonne Sirugue says:

    I’ve been sewing for more than 50years;Here’s the dress i like

  52. Stephanie says:

    THIS! I love this tunic/dress thingy. I want to make exactly this!!! Sigh… Great idea for the new theme.

  53. Elizabeth says:

    I am so thrilled with your new theme. I sew my own clothes, but get frustrated with the results when I try to fit things. I’d love to be able to make this below and not look bigger than I am. Great theme!

  54. Jennifer P says:

    What great timing for these tutorials! My husband and daughter gave me a gift certificate for some new fabric for Mother’s Day… with the caveat that I have to buy something for myself. Unfortunately my sewing skills are really only suited to the simplest of patterns for my 1 year old cutie!

    If I were a “real” seamstress, I’d love to be able to make something like this
    It’s just so retro and fun!

  55. Kelli says:

    Ooh, I am so excited about this upcoming month!!! I am always afraid to cut into fabric for myself because I’m afraid the outcome won’t be worth the sacrificed fabric!!! But I love looking at clothes and dreaming of making my own…
    I’ve bought this pattern and need the gumption to jump in…

  56. jennee says:

    I am afraidnto sew knits. I would love to know how to sew a basic tee like this.

  57. Jessica Norris says:

    I can’t wait for the tutorials. I’m just beginning to figure things out! I would love to make something like this:

  58. miktha says:

    Want to make this: velocipede shorts from Modcloth
    woo hoo can’t wait for the next theme.. you guys at sewmamasew always have interesting ideas!!

  59. Jessica C says:

    I know it’s silly and it’s supposed to be super easy, but I would love to learn how to do those gorgeous artfully ruffled/decorated tees fro J. Crew…I can’t seem to get them to look good when I try it!

    like this one: SWOON!!!

  60. Hope says:

    Just found this site and am loving it!

    I would love to be able to make this dress:

    I know it seems rather simple but I’m new to working with stretchy fabrics. I love the clothes at Title Nine but can’t afford them. So if I could make something similar I’d be so stoked!

  61. Lark says:

    I am looking forward to making several things this summer from Japanese pattern books and magazines. Here are examples of a few:

    Thanks for a great theme! Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations.

  62. Taki J says:

    I would wear a dress every day if I could and I like all styles of dresses. I think this would be a fun dress to wear and as a just beginning (still looking for a machine) I would love to progress to be able to make a look similar to this.

  63. Donna Lee Williams says:

    I am very excited about this next series. What I would dearly love to see is some great tutorials about lining garments. So many of the patterns out there do NOT come with linings, yet a lined dress or skirt is infinitely more comfortable and durable. I know that I can just use broadcloth and attach it to the dress pattern – treating the lining and dress fabrics as one – but I would very much like to learn how to make the free hanging linings.

    I would like to make some classically stylish but fun skirts and dresses like those featured in Lilly Pulitzer’s line – or,4,shop,womens,womensdresses or,4,shop,womens,womensskirtsandshorts. And skorts that look like a skirt in the front AND the back with the shorts underneath –,4,shop,womens,womensskirtsandshorts

  64. sookhyun says:

    i would like to make these shorts:

    it looks very simple to make, but i need help with pockets and making a pattern. the large bronze button just adds a nice touch!

  65. Mary Beth says:

    I love this orange dress from Anthro! I’ve not ventured to make a dress for myself yet!

  66. Erin H. says:

    Years ago I made myself a beautiful navy wool peacoat. I’d love to make another one in a more modern style and fun color, maybe a deep pumpkin, rich red, or happy green.

  67. bec says:

    but make it so you can nurse in it. nursing dresses are hard to come by and i need (ok, i could get by with a shirt and skirt, but not so much fun…) one soon!

  68. Cruz says:

    Harvey Faircloth Sailor Mini Dress (sorry, can’t figure out how to copy here, but is on current web page!

  69. Allie says:

    Damn you for mentioning mod cloth…I’m oh so weak to resist their cute finds. I want to make these pants, badly

    Frankly, I want to make ANY professional looking, well fitting, shorts/pants.

  70. Jennwith4 says:

    The things I would love to create are also found at ModCloth! This skirt in particular is so beautiful!

  71. KTseams says:

    Ooops my link didnt come through, sew swimwear and especially these boy shorts…

  72. ValH says:

    Ooh, Modcloth is one of my favorites. I’ve always loved this one:

  73. Jessica says:

    WOW, that was a fun hour of shopping through HALF of this list! I’ll have to save the other half for tomorrow! Great picks out there!

    Being plus sized keeps me buying the same brands over and over again, it’s not like anthropologie makes anything in my size! I LOVE this simple knit tank, though, and think it would be really fun to make all those ruffles…if I knew how!!!!

  74. Janet says:

    I adore this Butterick 5030 pattern and thought it would also be nice without sleeves for the summer. Love the wrap and tie! If only I could sew clothing, its always been a bust when I try. I can’t wait for some expert training.

  75. Vanessa says:

    “Robin’s egg” dress #6. . . . so dreamy. how does one do all that draping?

  76. Vanessa says:

    oooooo I can’t wait!!

  77. Becky says:

    This is so exciting!! I’ve always really wanted to sew my own like formal/prom dress. Hopefully i will be able to make something like this:

  78. Amanda says:

    I’m itching to learn how to sew with knits…

  79. juliecache says:

    I wish I could make almost everything that the clever blogger at shows.

  80. ara jane says:

    i have been a long-time reader of the fabulous blog a dress a day:
    and have wanted to sew big flouncy vintage dresses for so very long. perhaps i might get started on this vintage vogue pattern that was recently reissued:

  81. wendy says:

    I’ve been so wishing I could make clothes! I made two things for my baby, so i’ve been having successes while slowly making my way up to my own clothes. I actually gasped out loud when I saw that Mod dress you are showing! I am in love and i’m not copping out on a link, that is the actual dress I would die to make. Only problem is, I don’t know how to use a machine, i’m all by hand. I wonder if that’s okay.

  82. Fawn says:

    OMG some of these vintage dresses on Elaine’s latest post are amazing!!! I’d love to be able to make something like one of these vintage dresses but fitted for myself to accomodate FBA as well as a ghetto bootie! 🙂

  83. I wish I had a picture of what I want to make, but it is in my memory bank.
    I had an outfit years ago, a midlength skirt and matching t-shirt. I want to make some and hopefully I can figure out a pattern to match what I had.


  84. Michele says:

    It’s going to sound odd, but I would like to give this Jalie pattern for camsoles and underwear a try!

  85. Sylvie says:

    I would like to be able to make something like this dress:

  86. Candace Henderson says:

    I want to make this Butterick Fast and Easy Retro pattern

    I have been staring at it for a while now but I am too intimidated to start…. I am so excited about this information! Thank you so much!

  87. Nicole says:

    I have had my eye on this dress lately. I love it!

  88. Jenny says:

    man, i wish i could replicate
    this skirt exactly. love the frill, and the fabrics!
    thanks for a chance.

  89. amiliab says:

    I have a vision of a skirt I want to make…something like this:$detailmain$

    Except, with pockets, a bit more “poof”, and a heavier-weight fabric.

  90. GigiElle says:

    I am so excited for this! I have fantasies about being able to sew clothes, and I drool over some of the lovelies I find on the web. I see so many beautiful dresses, especially vintage-inspired ones, but the dress that keeps me drooling is this one:

    It is incredible. Granted, it being made out of selvage makes it a million times more awesome, but the cut itself is fantastic. *sigh* Alas, I do not have anywhere near the skills to make the dress, or the body to wear it!

  91. Stella says:

    I love the insets of the skirt on this dress, but I never have any luck making them look as crisp and straight as I’d like.

  92. Heather says:

    I would love to make this shirt:

    I am pretty sure I can, but still scared to start. I hate that moment of sewing.

  93. Jess says:

    Wow, i wish I could make that dress you’re showing at the top of the post!! But okay, I’ll put in some more effort… This kind of thing looks like it shouldn’t be too hard, and is SO CUTE. I just need someone to tell me how!!

  94. Valerie M. says:

    I love that dress! Here is the link to a vintage dress that I wish I could make and wear.

  95. Courtney L says:

    Love this top & would love to try shirring or smocking as most everything I want to make seems to have it, but I am too scared to attempt. Looking forward to your Make it Wear it challenge!!

  96. Maria says:

    I’m loving this challenge! And this dress.
    Wrap dress by rennes:

    Thanks for the post :]

  97. Intaly Karlheim says:

    Nice dress!

  98. Betty Rockit says:

    I love this dress! I love all dresses, but especially pretty ones with detailing. I can’t wait to see what tutorials get put up!

  99. megd says:

    I want to make this dress for my little ones:

  100. Charity says:

    I would love to make this schoolhouse tunic!

  101. Kimberly says:

    These kid’s swimsuits by angry chicken are awesome.

  102. Tram says:

    I would LOVE to make my own swimwear, since it’s so hard to find one that fits well! I think this one would be awesome to wear while surfing:

  103. Carrie L says:

    I would love, love, love to make a pair of jeans. It’s so hard to find jeans that fit just right. I guess I don’t have a specific pair in mind, but here’s a link to some I like!|2793=&image=WB0017D81A0-ROST&prevPageType=

  104. Kara says:

    I’d like to be able to make a simple women’s tiered skirt, without an elastic waist but with a real waist. I have made things like this for my daughter, but I am sort of afraid to take the plunge to adult clothing. It somehow seems less forgiving, as anything looks cute on a four year old. I found one here on flickr that I liked:

  105. Delia says:

    I want to make a cute work skirt.

  106. Marissa says:

    I used to work in a costume shop so I can make pretty much any kind of clothing there is, but this would be a fun challenge:

  107. Gabrien says:

    I would love to make this skirt: the “Swishy Applique” skirt from Boden-


  108. Sarah says:

    I don’t have a single dress to make. I just want to learn general construction so I can look at the slightly too-short dresses in Anthropologie and on sites like modcloth, and make them more suited to my tall self!

  109. Tanya says:

    I thought this was so adorable, love the fabric!

  110. Marcia W. says:

    I would like to make something like the Peach Floyd Dress Item 12884 on this page. It has sleeves, a jewel neckline, and gathers. Retro cute and comfy. I haven’t made clothing since an Amy Butler skirt several years ago…and need the tutorials and hints.

  111. Rebecca says:

    I love what Anne Fontaine can do with a white shirt and I would love to be able to do that! I especially like Samedi from her Spring/Summer ready to wear collection

  112. Nikki says:

    I wish I could make a tiered trench similar to this:

    I first saw a similar coat on Robin in How I Met Your Mother and I’ve been lusting after it ever since!

  113. kim says:

    I’m so excited to learn more about sewing clothes. So glad you guys are doing this.

    My two favorite modcloths are:

    this polka dot number

    and this Opera House dress

  114. Aurora says:

    I have the pattern, I have a great sewing machine…. now I have to not be scared. this is the top that started my sewing and pattern shopping craze…I want to make this shirt!!

  115. Annika says:

    I wish I could make the Modcloth LBD pictured here!

  116. Katherine Armstrong says:

    With a new baby boy, I am inspired by adorable little outfits that don’t have pictures of trucks attached to them, or appliqued animals. Organic and soft knits are a plus!

    for example:

  117. Crystal says:

    I am very excited about this new segment!!! 😀 I would like to see though patterns that can be adjusted to us PLUS size women 😀

  118. Erica says:

    Love this dress, would love to make it a little longer.

  119. Leah says:

    I would love to make a wetsuit….

  120. Steph says:

    I am totally in love with these simple, versatile cotton tunics that Novita from Sew I Do made:

  121. Christina says:

    I need confidence to try knits. I’d like to start with simple lines like this top

  122. Lainie says:

    I really love this one… although there were so many beautiful dresses to choose from!

  123. Latrilla says:

    I would love to make the dress posted here and also this one below:

    I just love dresses!!!!!

  124. Sherri S. says:

    Yay, I can’t wait! I love the clothes in Steven Alan’s shop. Check out this pretty Loren dress:


  125. Sara says:

    Really, any fancy coat would do, but something like this would be awesome!

  126. Megan says:

    I would love to learn how to make a dress like this:

  127. Nichole Lemaire says:

    I have so many vintage dress patterns, but this dress I have been drooling over for a long time, I wish that I could make this!

  128. Gillian says:

    I love these dresses but don’t want to pay the price tag.

    I have spent a few minutes with this dress and the ribbons on this dress are sewn onto mesh fabric and no lining.—view-all/coast/fcp-product/2224689770

  129. Lin Estrada says:

    I have been drooling over this dress for weeks now. Trying to figure out if theres a way I can make it.

  130. Kim says:

    I love this dress. It’s simple, but it has nice details that aren’t super obvious unless you look closely.

  131. christy says:

    I’d like to make a fun wide brimmed hat for myself to wear this summer.

  132. Tamara says:

    I would LOVE to make this comfy-looking number, but the hemline baffles me, and I’ve got a lot to learn about making buttonholes.

  133. Rachel Smith says:

    Who doesn’t need another bag! Would love to have one like this!

  134. Lori says:

    I am so boring, but I would love to learn to sew on knits! I am so intimidate. Something like this:

  135. Dominique D says:

    I really love ruffles so I’d love to make something like this dress:

  136. Joy says:

    I love this jacket and well all of Sika clothes, I made a dress inspired on her wonderland collection, but now I would love to make a jacket inspired on this one: I think it’s all about finding the right fabric though, I haven’t found anything with the body and pattern I like =( sigh!

  137. Vida says:

    I’d love to make this dress, a little vintage looking but so elegant!

  138. Aimee says:

    ooh – I was checking out other commenters’ links and saw this BEAUTIFUL!

  139. Kim says:

    I would really like to make something like this Tucker dress.
    I love the softness of it, the gathered neckline and gathered sleeves. I would love to find a pattern for something similar and then i could make it in some wonderful Anna Maria Horner Voile!

  140. KTseams says:

    Want to make my own swimsuits… these boy shorts are CUTE!

  141. brittany says:

    would love about ten of these for the florida summer!

  142. Steph W says:

    I wish I could make any clothing at all! I wanted to try the skirt pattern from Favorite things! Too nervous to actually make something I can wear!

  143. Emma says:

    I feel like swimsuits would be a challenge, but I love this one soo so much!

  144. Becky Ray says:

    I am going to make this beach coverup, we are going on vacation a week from tomorrow!

  145. Courtney says:

    I’d love to make this gathered pocket skirt in a children’s size for my daughter.

  146. Sara R. says:

    I really want to make this dress–perfect summer work/cocktails dress:

  147. Sonya M says:

    I can’t wait for some adult clothing tutorials!

    I’d love to learn how to make this dress I found on etsy:
    It seems it would suit all body types! (If I did my wedding all over, I’d choose this dress for my bridesmaids too!)

    Thanks for the chance to win free fabric!

  148. Teresa says:

    I would love to learn to make a nice crisp fitted button down shirt like this one.

  149. Lauree Myler says:

    ohhh if i could make this dress:

    the boy got if for me for our ten year anniversary… it fit so well and then you turn around and there is a HUGE, huge hideous embroidered KB on the back. i thought he was going to cry. needless to say we sent it back… but man if i could make it… he would be the happiest boy ever!

    thanks and can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  150. Christine says:

    I have only sewn simple pj bottoms and pillow cases etc. I have never sewn a top until today and though it is my igor, it’s wearable (indoors and when no company is expected lol!) It was along the lines of this one:
    I know this would be peanuts to most everyone here but to me it is my Everest and though I came close today, I will make it sooner or later.

  151. Kelli says:

    I love long blouses w/ 3/4 length sleeves and I only have one. I would love to get good enough to make some of my own. Something like this one:

    Of course, that requires actually trying button holes. How do you think it would look with snaps? 🙂

  152. Jeni says:

    I want to make these pants, they look soooo comfy

    there is also a patchwork twirly skirt on the same site that I would love to make, to the floor!! I think I need a rotary cutter…

  153. Anne Marie says:

    Would love to make a dress just like this – oh so pretty.

  154. Monica says:

    I absolutely love this dress. I’m afraid that it’s a bit too complicated for me.

  155. Erin Compton says:

    I’ve been kinda obsessed with vintage inspired shirt dresses. This one from anthropologie is so full of detail with pintucks and lace, I’d love to be able to make it!

    And this little skirt:

    I also made a vow to sew myself 3 dresses this year. I’ve done one. I should really get on that.

    Be blessed!

  156. Chris Davis says:

    This — — or anything similar… sewing using knits (no serger here 🙁 ) scares me!

  157. Jessica says:

    This dress. I’d love to be able to make this dress.

  158. Java Jane says:

    Funny you should ask. I am just about to begin sewing Very Easy Vogue 8382:

    Recently I made a jacket from a double knit (excuse to try all those knit stitches on the machine) but found I had trouble with bulk in some spots. How do I properly grade seams to reduce bulk in strategic corners?


  159. erin says:

    this one!

    i’ve been looking and looking for a simple strapless dress pattern so i could try to make something similar, and it’s turning out to be harder than i thought!

    (i reflected on this a while back on my blog:

    thanks for the chance to make it happen! 😀

  160. Nichole says:

    I have been in love with this secret garden dress for a while.

  161. Crystal F says:

    I have this on my to do list – I want to make the dress in the middle – just have to figure out some great fabrics.

  162. Jessica says:

    I’d never been to ModCloth before, but wow! You may have started a new obsession. I wish I could make this wonderful dress:

  163. JulieAnn says:

    I’d love to make this dress –

  164. kirsten says:

    Here’s the one I would like to make. It doesn’t seem too hard, I just need to get a good shape and some great fabric to go together.

  165. Julie Williamson says:

    I would love to make any of the skirts off the Boden website out of the UK:

    These are some extra fun ones:

  166. Bree says:

    I would love to make little summer tops like this one from Modcloth.

  167. Kerry says:

    I love the neckline and the way the buttons are located on this vintage Dior:

  168. Beverly says:

    I’ve been wanting to do something with pintucks – I’ve never tried it and they intimidate me a bit. Ok, a lot. Love this tank with tons of them.

  169. Cami says:

    I have been wanting to do more sewing with knits and I think this would be perfect:

  170. christine says:

    i want to figure out how to make these fisherman pants.
    i love how they are more tailored than the real fisherman pants out there.

  171. Bertha says:

    I want to make this!

    It’s probably not even terribly complex, but having never sewn adult garments, I think it’s beyond me!

  172. Cassandra says:

    Here is this super summer dress that I would love to make!

  173. Mishkat says:

    A cheongsam! Here’s a beautiful vintage one by Alfred Shaheen (wish it was my size!):

  174. Courtney says:

    The episode 5 dress that Anthony made…I would LOVE to craft something fun, flirty & dramatic! LOVE this dress!!!

  175. Kaylin says:

    I saw this on etsy almost a month ago and still can’t get it out of my head. I fell IN LOVE with it!! Oh, it looks so adorable:)

  176. Kate says:

    I wish I could make something like this.

    I’m pretty sure I could put together a skirt or dress, but when it comes to pants, I am WAY over my head

  177. QSOgirl says:

    This dress: is fantastic! I would love to make myself a dress like this (and also wish that I knew that I could look good in it!) 😉

  178. Katie says:

    Wish I could make this:

    I’m excited for the upcoming theme. I sew mostly garments for myself and my daughter.

  179. Erin Waters says:

    I would love to make a dress like this from Garnet Hill, but wonder if I could even find the knit fabric that would work:

  180. Erin says:

    I would love to make a trench coat….something like this

  181. KristenA says:

    I love the clothes on eShakti. So classic and feminine. I’d love to make a dress like this…in the luscious green, of course.

  182. I would really love to make myself a dress. Nothing too complicated. Maybe a nice simple, elegant pencil dress made to fit my body perfectly!1

  183. 4vs1 says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so excited!!!

    I would love to make myself some pretty tops and a dress. I would love to make a comfy dress out of a knit fabric. I have never sewn with knit fabrics before. I love this skirt too – I love that sewing allows you freedom to design something unique!

  184. Astreia says:

    I want to make this skirt!!!

  185. Christina says:

    I LOVE LOVE this skirt! It is definitely a must have for summer. SO adorable.

  186. April says:

    I really like this dress! It is So cute. I’d like to know how to make this!

  187. Melanie says:

    I _have_ to have this dress, or make one like it:
    I have a weakness for shirtdresses and polka dots. But seriously, they have so many cute dresses, how can you pick just one!

  188. Laura says:

    I just learned how to sew, so I can’t make much of anything yet, but eventually I would like to be able to make some simple summer skirts like this:|58018|58021.

    I am very short – 5 feet tall exactly, and I can rarely find any cute petite skirts. It would be great to be able to make my own.

  189. Neva says:

    I have had this pattern for over a year hoping to make “amazing fit” pants and I am totally lost at the first step. Not so amazing!

  190. Tami says:

    I have never seen modcloth. I guess they don’t carry it at the store I go to all the time. Whaaa! Here’s what I want to make! Perhaps I will tackle it someday.

  191. Erin says:

    I want to make more (actually SOME) clothes for myself this summer. I’ve been doing nothing but sewing for kids kids kids!!!

    I love this top:

    I need to be inspired by something quick and easy!!!

  192. Samina says:

    I’ve come back to sewing after a 15 year hiatus, so just about anything falls into that category, but I really like the lines of this dress & would love to be able to replicate it:

  193. Tara says:

    I am nearly 6’2 and have a 36″ inseam. I cannot even describe the frustration I’ve experienced my whole life trying to find clothes that fit, especially pants. Usually they’re too short, sometimes even too long, and someone seems to think if you’re tall you have big hips and a big butt. Not sure why. So I am desprete to learn how to make my own work pants!

    Something like this, just not linen. Not a fan of linen…

    Really looking forward to this new theme starting next week! I just hope a new sewer like me can take on such tasks. 🙂

  194. Birgit says:

    I want to go from pull on and simple to sew skirts with 8 panels – which I really enjoy because they get done and they are such fun to wear to doing some really serious and more formal/functional and impressive sewing – with a Miyake outfit…

  195. Margaret says:

    Love this dress! Would love to be able to make something like this for my daughter’s Winter Ball next year! She is hard to find dresses for as she is very tall but this would be great on her.

  196. Morgan says:

    I have been eyeing this on etsy for a loooong time!

  197. kate says:

    I fell madly in love with this dress yesterday and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. But because I am not a beautiful, tall, skinny, dark-skinned woman, that color wouldn’t work on me. I’m envisioning it in something orangy/red. I think it wouldn’t be too difficult to make…maybe….

    Can’t wait to see what others dream of making…

  198. jennifer says:

    I want to make this skirt from a dress with the smocked waistband…

    First I need to find a dress to cut up! Then I need to learn how to do the smocking!!!

  199. Sarah M says:

    This dress from Garnet Hill, with sleeve variations (as long as I’m dreaming) and this tunic-sweater type thing from Modcloth

  200. Mellissa says:

    I love this yellow button down from Anthropologie
    and this trench coat dress from Mod Cloth
    Sigh! Very Excited for this month’s theme!

  201. Celeste says:

    I’d love to add a little length to something like this:

  202. Sara says:

    I would love to learn how to make dresses in the style of the J Crew bridesmaid line, like this:

    I’m newly pregnant and it’d be great to make a garment like this maternity-friendly!

  203. StephanieS says:

    I hate the printed fabric but I love the design. I would like to learn how to make it.

  204. Katie B says:

    I like all of the cute skirts at Down East Basics. These shouldn’t be to hard to make, right…?

  205. Marianne C says:

    I would love to be able to make a lightweight coat with the inside seams covered with a contrasting fabric. I just saw a pic the other day but can’t find it for the life of me!

  206. Chelsea says:

    I love this yellow dress, but I’m just a beginner sewer and have no idea where to start.

  207. Megan says:

    Modcloth is one of my favorites!

    How about this?

    Or this?

    I’m not even going to TALK about bathing suits. Why are they so cute over there?

  208. Heather L says:

    Copying Angry Chicken from a while back, I love this skirt and would love learn how to make it.
    Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone’s inspiring garment ideas!

  209. PeachRainbow says:

    I’d like to make something like this;

    and this;

  210. Beth says:

    I’d love to make dresses. This one is especially nice… very simple and clean. I’d love to learn to get my fit that good!

  211. I’ve been rather uncharacteristic lately and loving ruffles, so I would love to learn how to make this though maybe not in black. Ruffles and pleats!

  212. Betsy says:

    PREEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTY much that. So pumped for the new series,w00t!!!!!!!

  213. Michelle says:

    I wish I could make something like this…

  214. Sarah M says:

    I love everything El Fez on flickr makes. Like this beautiful dress:

    Probably way too complicated for someone who’s never successfully sewn anything wearable!!

  215. Michelle says:

    !!! I can’t wait to see what you have in store!!!

  216. Christy Coy says:,default,pd.html?cgid=womensJeans&selectedColor=462

    I would love to make jeans… NICE jeans! They are way too expensive, but I want them anyway.

  217. Susan S says:

    I would love to be able to do smocking for my daughter’s dresses/tops and for baby clothes. It’s so beautiful!

  218. Kara says:

    I’d love to own this shirt, but even on sale it’s out of my budget.( I think it’s about time to turn my sewing machine into a clothes-making machine. Still nervous about fitting issues, but have to start somewhere!

  219. Kelley says:

    I always gravitate back to this look:$redesign-product-zoom$

    Its so sweet and girly, yet very tailored. I would love to copy it. I am soooo looking forward tot tutorials and ideas next week!

  220. Ammie says:

    I love Vogue sewing patterns, and would love to sew this pleated darling:

  221. Jennifer says:

    This dress (love ModCloth!) is one I wish I could sew–and be able to alter to a tiny bit longer in length, and a tiny bit more generous in the bust. Sigh.

  222. Llamabean says:

    Really anything from the Sew Weekly project, but especially this dress
    I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  223. Melanie says:

    I love, love, love the new “tea leaves” dress on ModCloth. I wish I knew how to make it!

  224. Jennifer B. says:

    I’ve got a baby on the way and love this: . I don’t have much experience sewing clothes but I’m hoping to learn some things and be able to make some pieces before the baby arrives.

  225. elle says:

    So glad to see some garment sewing. Shannon over at Frogs in a Bucket has me intrigued with her bubble dress.

  226. Ms. Fine says:

    Should I feel lame that this looks so simple? I’ve never made a pattern from an existing piece of clothing before. But I love this shirt and committing to trying to make it in the next few weeks for my daughter:

  227. Cathy says:

    I love this dress from Treehouse28 on Etsy.

    I’m terrible sewing with knits, so I’d really love to learn that.

  228. Mrs. JP says:

    Oh, by the way, I would really like to make the dress that’s in the picture some day when my skills are better. Love a shirt dress that looks so “Donna Reed.”

  229. Mrs. JP says:

    I’d like to be able to make this dress or something like it. My Mom gave me some of her old patterns (squeal) so I’m gonna pick one and go for it! I always think that it looks homemade, you know? I want it to look really good this time so I’m gonna take my time and do a good job. Well, hopefully!

  230. Sally says:

    I want to make this dress

    There are million other designs out there that I want to make too.

  231. Jodi Jones says:

    I have loved this garmet for a long time. Wish I could make it!

  232. Jen says:

    I spotted this dress on Grosgrain recently and fell in love with it. I would love to be able to make this!

  233. Danielle says:

    I want to try to make a dress using this top made from a tshirt and then add more tshirts on the bottom for length.

  234. sarah says:

    I wish I could make this beauty: in a plus size 🙂

  235. Karen Lange says:

    I would love to make a comfortable robe, like the ones some posh hotels provide in their rooms. They usually are made of a sort of waffle-weave fabric in white cotton, but I’d like some color instead! I sew mostly quilts at this time in my life, but in the past sewed nearly all of my clothing.

    Thanks, Karen

  236. Eileen Maylone says:

    I love this little dress! Someday I will have the time to do hand embroidery REALLY well. Jeannie Baumeister designs the Old Fashioned Baby patterns and has written a book on embroidery and her designs are just beautiful.

  237. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see what I can make for me!!!!

  238. Lindsay says:

    I love pretty much everything Gertie has been making but I especially wish I could make the “Background Dress”:

  239. Becky B says:

    I’d love to be able to make this dress!

  240. heather camp says:

    I would to be able to make this dress..

    but really any of the dresses i see on this blog are ones i would love to make!

  241. I would love to be able to make my clothes, and I especially love this adorable 1970’s retro dress with ruffles!

  242. JJ says:

    Love that site! I love flirty little tops like this one:

  243. Erin says:

    I cannot wait for a whole month of creating adult clothes! I love the Audrey dress by the Selfish Seamstress, but need to make a larger size. (Perhaps there could be some instructions for resizing patterns?) I would also love to make the Angelique dress from Modcloth!

    Audrey dress (scroll down, fourth listes):


  244. jana says:

    Choose me Choose me! I have a pattern and the fabric, but am too chicken to start cutting out the skirt pattern for me.

  245. sewlindaann says:

    The blog of “An American in Leeds” is inspiring to me because I’m a plus size chic (hopefully not forever) and she makes beautiful clothes. I love this Rooibos pattern from Collette and hope to make it one day.

  246. Jeannine says:

    I absolutely love the dress Heather Bailey showed when she introducted the Nicey Jane fabric line on her blog (the second dress, the one with the woman and the bike). I would love to be able to make something like that, but I just don’t think I have that skill set just yet.

  247. karen Haynes says:

    I love the “lemon vine skirt” on Talbot’s. I know most people think Talbot’s is for old ladies, but they must have a new designer (or team of new designers) these days. Their stuff is more classic and even a little funky. I’m not sure which I love more – the print on this skirt or the actual skirt!

  248. Kristen says:

    I would love to be able to make cute pregnancy clothes like this one:

  249. Courtney says:

    i would love to make this one found on modcloth- i’m constantly on there drooling over my ‘wishes’!! i like the design, but am not a fan of the bows 🙂

  250. amy says:
    I want these liberty pajamas in the Kensington print. Yum!

  251. anne says:

    I love this top, and I tried to make one similar. I got as far as the shirt without the folded and sewn detailing on the top. I could not get it to lay right. I would love to know how to do this!

  252. Johanna says:
    I wish I could do that but somehow I don’t have the patience for the ever escaping voile. It’s not a complicated pattern but I could never make myself sit in front of the sewing machine and pin down all those pleats and then be careful enough to not let the fabric escape.

  253. kate C. says:

    Just a simple dress, but something I could wear this summer. I haven’t made a dress for me in years and years.

  254. Kelly Kingdon says:

    I’d love to make my own clothes… I’ve only done a couple of simple skits so far… but I’d love the challenge of something a bit more complex…

    This is one of my desired things…

    Love the cascading ruffle down the front.

    Crossing my fingers!

  255. SusanW says:

    count me in . Thank you for your generosity

  256. I would love to be able to sew trousers, but am intimidated by the tailoring! i love these from burdastyle.

  257. Christina says:

    I want to make this:

    And have it look that great on me, too.

  258. Jamie says:

    While I like a lot of the more modern styles, I’m so in love with the 1950’s “house dresses.” Love them, and ModCloth has so many– this is a really neat one I haven’t seen many of:
    thanks for the giveaway!

  259. allison says:

    i’ve been pining to make this dress:

    actually i’d love to make anything from this shop. sweet dresses are my favorite.


    If I could make anything, I would make this dress off of Modcloth. To me, it is just the most beautiful thing but it’s just not in my budget or size. I love the ruffled sash and fabric draping across the bust – it is just pure elegance to me.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  261. Kate says:

    Modcloth lover here, too! I want to be able to make this –

  262. Claire says:

    I wish I could make the dresses shown here:

    they are so cute!!!!!!!!

  263. Sharly Q says:

    Hands down – this dress:

    If you’re granting wishes, I’d also like to have those arms to wear it with!


  264. Kelli says:

    I’m crazy about this top and cardigan that I found on Flickr!

  265. I really want a retro-style swimsuit like this– but swimwear is one thing I’m not brave enough to attempt!

  266. robinsnc says:

    Haha. I that’s tough. It might be easier for me to answer what don’t I want to sew myself? But if I had to narrow it down to one, I’d go with this adorable jacket:

  267. duff says:

    I love chiffon dresses but I can’t imagine the mess it would make under my machine’s needle. Here’s an example:

    I’m excited to learn more about fashioning my own clothing!♥

  268. DebbiekL says:

    This Etsy dress is really nice. I just finished my first dress last week, but it’s far from perfect! Looking forward to hearing more!

  269. Julia says:

    I would love to know how to make something like this but even a great tutorial for a peasant blouse would be nice. I have yet to find one that works well.

  270. Megan L says:

    I love love love Anna Maria Horner’s empire dress. I like the one without the zigzags best, but that’s only because I’m hip-y enough without adding any seams!

  271. Lisa E. says:

    I want to be able to make this top! It’s a lovely Eyelet top from Anthropologie…. I know sewers with more experience than I have could probably do this in their sleep, but I have the worst time making clothes! They always look wonky and poorly constructed…

  272. Emily S says:

    I don’t have a specific link, but I’d really like to learn how to make onesies – I go through about a million a day with my daughter!

  273. Jennifer Singer says:

    I wish I could make this beautiful vintage dress I saw on etsy! I love the pattern and the cut of the dress is fabulous!

  274. Jessica says:

    I think this dress is adorable – the style the color. I’d like to give it a shot when I find the right material.

  275. Jacquie says:

    I have been dying for this pattern since Christmas. Never made clothes before tho so I think I need to start simpler first…
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  276. Jamie says:

    I would love to win!

  277. sharon says:

    i love this fancy shirt dress, it looks basically easy but the top looks way beyond my skills – still i wish…

  278. Jennifer R says:

    I’ve fallen in love with this top with the lace inset and button placket (which I’d love to learn how to do).


  279. Em says:

    Since I’m pregnant, I really wish I could make maternity clothes, but there really aren’t an abundance of patterns that I’ve found. I think this one is particularly cute:

  280. Jeni says:

    I have been swooning over this dress for some time! I just love the neckline!

  281. Corvus says:

    The vast majority of my sewing is garment (I have a particular love for reconstructing thrift-store clothing), so I’m excited! Meanwhile, I’ve been loving on this dress:

    Must save dollars!

  282. Lotsie says:

    I love to make the skirt of ‘Who’s that girl’
    If you count from the last foto, it’s the 4 one.
    White with red and bleu and green buttons…

  283. Tong says:

    Like many many others out there, I love Anthropologie’s dresses and blouses, there are so many items on their website that make me sigh and say, “ugh, I wish I could make that”, or wish that I could win the lottery. This blouse here is one of those items:

  284. Melissa says:

    I think this dress is adorable and would love to be able to make something like it.

  285. Mel H says:

    I love this dress but alas, the sizing is well, not for me.

    So nice to wear on a summer day hanging with the kids..

  286. stephanie says:

    definitely any dress from anthropologie, i.e the one in the link above! Actually, i think i will try and attempt it someday…

  287. Rebecca Thackaberry says:

    A simple patio dress… it’s a lot of fabric, but so simple and classic!

  288. Lina says:

    I wish I could make this:

    Or at least find a way to justify buying it.

  289. beverly says:

    Something w/ a collar, like the above dress would be great. I haven’t taken on anything that ambitious.
    This is going to be awesome!!! Thanks so much!!!

  290. Monica Quijada says:

    This is the shirt I would make if I could.

  291. Brittany Anderson says:

    I would love to start sewing clothing for myself. I would really love to make this…

  292. Carly says:

    I would love to make a super cute strapless dress or “the black dress”.

  293. Lorenna says:

    I want to be able to make an A-line dress with pockets, a la JCrew’s Erica dress (

  294. lucy says:

    I wish I could just make a nice pair of yoga pants. Like these: I know, maybe a humble wish, but I would really love doing yoga in some super-cute and stylish pants that I made myself.

  295. Fabiana says:

    Anthropologie dress, I love!

  296. Jenn Ward says:

    I wish I could make any one of these tops:

    Of course I could, if I had a pattern…but, I’d love to be able to just make things like that without a pattern like those ladies did.

  297. Joan Brown says:

    Pick me I would love to win.

  298. sara says:

    Wow, this is SO hard. So many items I want to make! 🙂

    Here’s one:

  299. beth says:

    I love the cut and flow of this shirt from Coldwater Creek. Would love to make something like this!

  300. Desiree says:

    First, I adore the dress you selected. Second I wish I could make clothes period – I always, always mess up. Third a dress like this would be perfect, as it is beyond beautiful:

  301. kim says:

    I would love to make a dress similar to the ones this summer at Abercrombie & Fitch…they are adorable!

  302. Jacqui says:

    I’d love to be able to make the ‘Next Big Thing’ dress from the ‘Twinkle Sews’ book (the dress on the cover). I’ve got the book but the printing of the pattern is so daunting, plus the sizing and it looks pretty complicated to sew – but oh! how I wish I could work up the courage to start because I just melt every time I see it.

  303. Shruti says:

    Thats a wonderful theme and I’m really looking forward to it. About “I wish I could make that”… I live in India and do not get evening dresses here… so something like the one in the link below would be the one i’d love to make for myself…

  304. Colette says:

    I am totally ADORING these shirts (Shearwater Kaftan by Toni Coward) made by Ashley/Film in the Fridge and hope to make one myself soon =0)

    Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

  305. Elizabeth says:

    I would love, love, love to make the Spring Ruffle top featured last year in the spring sewing lineup (by I have been apprehensive about tackling my first item of wearable clothing…but maybe this month I will get over my fear!

  306. Beth says:

    oh, easy – after the spring top weekend I am loving flossie’s top and another that didn’t get in to the finals, but I think is lovely – a tunic.

  307. renee says:

    I want to sew my own swimsuit this year. One that doesn’t threaten to show all my goods everytime I bend over to pick up my 2 year old!

  308. Shannon says:

    Oh my gosh…there are sooooo many things I drool over and wish I could make. With great difficulty, I narrowed it down to these for this post:

    I have this pattern, but have yet to make it:

    There are many things I love in Anne Namba’s boutique–but I’m a sucker for her bustiers–and believe it or not, they flatter at any age. really, they do. photos don’t do them justice: &

    Love this Etsy shop. I’d love to make this or this but I don’t know how to knit, don’t own a serger, and well…don’t think I really have the skills! ha ha ha!

    Make it, Wear it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!!! 🙂

  309. Amy (badskirt) says:

    I’m unbelievably excited about garment sewing! I realize this doesn’t constitute an entry with a link. I just wanted to let you know how excited I am!

  310. Charlene says:

    Almost anything from

  311. Patty Jakob says:

    I would love to make a dress for my daughter from the Sugar CIty Village, The frock blue dress!! seems like today was available at I don’t know what time in the States (I might had been sleeping) and I just tried their website and it is sold out already!!!! If I don’t get this pattern another option is to make a “Music school girl blouse” from Oliver + S I just love this patterns and the designs.
    I just got into sewing. My mom taught me since I was five so I could make my dolls clothes. But then you grow up and it doesn’t become “cool” to spend an afternoon in your room with your sewing machine (not if you are 13). Now I’m 34 and have a lovely little girl who is the best muse to me. So now she gets to wear my creations and it is the best feeling you can imagine. Now I understand why my mom would spend hours at the fabrics stores, she would have to bring me with her since she didn’t have a babysitter, so to me was the worst place to go on a saturday afternoon.
    My mom is far from here, but everytime I make a dress for Gabriela my daughter, I call her and tell her how pretty the dress is. I send her pictures at the same time via email and my dad opens them for her!!!

    this is part of my sewing stories, boring for some people but I know it is not boring for you guys,

    Thanks for the give a way and I sent lots of good luck on your projects,

    Besos (kisses)

    from Canada


  312. Paula L. says:

    I wish I could make this dress, it’s so elegant!

  313. amanda says:

    Ooh, awesome!!!! How about the Made By Rae winners?

  314. Meredith says:

    My wedding dress! I saw a picture of this one that a lady had sewn for her friend, and was in LOVE. My mom actually bought me the same pattern. I have some slubby duponi silk in a very light turquoise and a pattern on how to make a petticoat. Now to be brave enough to actually DO it!

  315. Valerie says:

    I love black! The details in this dress are great, but still simple enough.

  316. Andi says:

    I have been sighing over wrap dresses for a few years now…. My absolute favourite one isn’t even being made anymore so I can’t find a picture, but I like these too: I would defnitely want to make this one in a different fabric – animal prints just aren’t for me!

    The other I used to have a picture of had a contrasting colour around the waist and along the edges of the V-neck and was made of a woven fabric, not a knit.

    I can’t wait for this theme to begin!

  317. Eva SB says:

    I love historical costumes and had a couple made from me when I was a child.
    Eventually I’d love to make something like this Tudor gown

    But first I want to start with the basics – a corset

  318. Jaime Blais says:

    All the tutorials I’ve seen online don’t come close to explaining how to make these cute kids pettiskirts in enough detail for my liking. I would love to learn how to make one for my little girls 1st birthday. Sigh… so cute

  319. funda62 says:

    This cape and gown from Yves Saint Laurent is I think the epitome of style and I would love to sew and own something like this. Having a place to actually wear it to wouldn’t be bad either. 🙂

  320. SofiAlgarvia says:

    This is a lovely dress, and I would love to have one in green or orange for a summer party, or in light blue for a walk in the park 🙂

  321. Anorina says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be able to make a pettiskirt for my little girl. One of my faves is:

  322. Jill B says:

    My aspirations are humble. As a new sewer I’d love to make this little dress for my baby girl:
    knit1purljill (at) gmail (dot) com

  323. Theresa N. says:

    I’m a big fan of vintage, particularly 40’s and 50’s dresses. They’re just sweet! One of my favorite vintage clothing sites is I love the little black dresses, but the one I wish I could make… So much fabric, what’s not to love!

  324. Sylvie says:

    This challenge sounds interesting! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

    I am going to make a top like this one very soon:
    I have printed the free pattern from BurdaStyle and I am looking for the perfect fabric now.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  325. Sarah says:

    When you said Modcloth, I had to go look, and I found this:

    That’s what I’d make (and probably a bunch of other things).

  326. Jo says:

    I wish I was accomplished enough to make something this beautiful for my own wedding day coming up…

    Ah well – fingers crossed for a win! xx

  327. Erin says:

    Yay, can’t wait!
    I’m into shirt dresses (like that one pictured) at the moment. And I love this dress from Downeast basics. Simple but girly. The body to pull it off wouldn’t be bad either 🙂

  328. lili says:

    I want to make a tetris dress!

  329. Claudia says:

    Yeah, what a wonderful idea.
    I hope I can show what I’d love to wear.
    Kind regards from Claudia in Germany

  330. daniela says:

    what a cute dress, i love gray tones…

  331. sy says:

    would be nice if i could make something like this
    i like forever21 dresses 😀

  332. cate says:

    without doubt i’d like to make a 1950s style dress. fitted top, poofy skirt. divine! this sort of thing,, as obviously i wouldnt copy a design!

  333. Helen says:

    I wish I could make this dress:

  334. this dress has my name all over it the neck line is to die for!!

  335. Bridget says:

    Yay I love this theme! I had never been to modcloth but now I’m a bit hooked. I found this skirt here that I would love to make

  336. Line says:

    Ha… I’d like to be able to make that lace dress so much… (
    With no sewing machine and being a beginner, I must stick to more simple projects for now. But I’m planning on learning how to machine sew with my mum (who is not an expert either), because I’d really be proud to make such a dress (maybe just an inch longer) for my wedding: since we ‘ve only planned it for the coming 2 or 3 years, with no specific date so far, I’m sure I can still manage it…
    Have a lovely sewing day!

  337. angelina says:

    you guys…what a great idea. here is mine… *(last on page )

  338. Kerry says:

    I am hoping to make this, I have the fabric,little folks in sky diamond mine- good start but there is a long way to go yet…

  339. There’s this dress from J.Crew that I’ve been wanting forever, but they never have it in my size and it’s kind of pricey! It’s the Lilac shower shift dress here The basic shape of the dress doesn’t look hard to make, but it’s the detail at the top that seems difficult to me! And plus, just being able to get it somewhat fitted but not too tight and picking out the right fabric for it, oh the difficulties! (Mind you, I am pretty much a beginner at sewing but willing to learn!) Thanks for a chance to win some fabric! =)

  340. Shirley T says:

    I love the 1930s dresses. I think the one on the right here is a favorite of mine

    In the meantime however I want to be able to make something that actually fits me 🙂

  341. Melinda Johnson says:

    I saw this dress online a few years back. When I went to buy it, they were out of my size and two sizes on either side of my size. I was devistated. This dress SCREAMS me…from the inverted pleats, to the buttons on the straps to the awesome orange color to the little ruffle on the bottom. Sadly, I’m not skilled enough to make it…yet. Maybe someday 🙂

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