June 12 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Anna, wildflowers::pretty

Pattern: Anna’s first self-drafted pattern

This is Anna’s first effort at drafting a pattern. She’s since perfected the pattern and sells the Dorothea dress in her shop. It now features a slightly fitted bodice with two inverted pleats in the front and back, knife pleats at the skirt waist and a pocket on either side.

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69 Responses to June 12 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Sheri says:

    Love this dress–I want one!

  2. Kathy says:

    Wow! Anna is amazing as is her creation!

  3. Jenny says:

    Wow! Her first?! That is amazing. Love the vintage vibe!

  4. chichi says:

    I want to be just like her when I grow up! She is able to do what I can only dream of. This was very inspiring.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Great style!

  6. corinnea says:

    Very pretty!!

  7. Faith says:

    That is super cute! I might need to buy that.

  8. Layla says:

    first effort? are you kidding me? gorgeous dress.

  9. Jodie says:

    The dress is really nice. I haven’t drafted my own pattern yet. I have the tools but not the courage.

  10. Oh, what a lovely dress.

  11. Kelli says:

    I’m really amazed by clothing pattern drafters. Beautiful dress.

  12. Glenys says:

    This is a delightful frock. (The whole image is atmospheric).

  13. April says:

    Beautiful dress. I really admire anyone that designs and writes their own patterns.

  14. Lola says:

    I love the dress! It looks very comfortable too.

  15. Desiree says:

    I am afraid to draft my own pattern, so way to go. I think anyone brave enough is a hero of mine.

  16. cute dress:)

  17. Tong Yu says:

    So cute!

  18. Ramona says:

    I think alot of body types could wear this dress.

  19. Trish says:

    very nice, kinda reminds me of school!

  20. Leah S. says:

    Love this dress! The buttons down the front are so cute!

  21. Liz says:

    oh, wow. i would make that.

  22. katevet says:

    This is one darling dress!

  23. aimee says:

    That is truly inspirational to beginners!

  24. Alice says:

    Oh my! This is gorgeous!

  25. Sara says:

    Very vintage and very cute.

  26. amy says:

    Great dress and great styling!

  27. Cute dress!1

  28. Vanessa says:

    Nice dress!

  29. NatalieJean says:

    Love this!

  30. PeachRainbow says:


  31. Rochelle says:

    This dress is positively adorable. I’ll have to check out the pattern and blog.

  32. Jo says:

    Oh what super prizes!!

  33. gen says:

    Wonderful dress! I love the button down!

  34. janessa says:

    I love this dress! I want one!

  35. Kadybug says:

    I love vintage style dresses! So lovely.

  36. Celia says:

    I’ve drafted my own skirt pattern, but a dress seems so much more daunting! Good job!

  37. Ellie says:

    Wow- such beautiful lines!

  38. kate C. says:

    Love this dress! I wish I wore dresses more… maybe I should start.

  39. Mary says:

    Very classy!

  40. Katie says:

    Great dress. I just can’t get over self-drafting. I admire it so much!

  41. Angelina says:

    That dress is adorable! One day I hope to be able to draft my own pattern too. :fingers crossed:



  42. Marcia W. says:

    My mother wore shirtwaist dresses like this long ago. Pretty and updated.

  43. beverly says:

    love the dress. the button up front is really cute.

  44. sy says:

    the dress looks simple and elegant.

  45. Jennifer S. says:

    That’s beautiful! I love the colour and the cut.

  46. Laurel says:


  47. alisha says:

    Lovely dress. Fantastic photo.

  48. Michele says:

    Fabulous! I haven’t been brave enough to draft my own pattern yet.

  49. liz says:

    love it! especially the sleeves.

  50. DebbieKL says:

    Great dress! very unique

  51. Heather C says:

    love it!

  52. Cricket says:

    That is a fantastic dress. If only I could pull it off, I would definitely make one.

  53. Ginger says:

    great dress!

  54. Caroline says:

    How lovely!

  55. Andi says:

    Beautiful dress! I love the pleating and the button front.

  56. Mama Lusco says:

    Great dress! I really like the fitted waist.

  57. Lauree Myler says:

    this is lovely. nice work!

  58. ~Helena~ says:

    Lovely dress.

  59. leila says:

    love the simplicity!

  60. Sade says:

    Love the style of the dress.

  61. twicethesky says:

    Beautiful! I love the 30s look. Congrats!

  62. 4vs1 says:

    Great dress!

  63. Trish B. says:

    That’s a lovely dress.

  64. Darlene Strickland says:

    What a beautiful dress. I wish I had the talent to come up with something like that!

  65. MsCleaver says:

    I love Anna’s style and am glad to see her featured here!

  66. QSOgirl says:

    *love* the vintage look of this dress!

  67. Joke says:

    Not only the dress is adorable, I like the little table too!

  68. Melissa says:

    Beautiful! Love the pleat details and fitted waist!

  69. susan hwang says:

    thanks for clearing up some of my questions :)

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