June 14 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

on June 14 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 67 Comments

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Sewn by Novita, verypurpleperson

Pattern: Wenlan Blouse from Burdastyle

Novita writes, “I added a few pleats on the top of the sleeves and let the raw edges shown… In the technical drawing of the top, I saw that the sleeves are on top of the lower skirt part. I got a bit confused reading the instructions, so I just did it my way and sewed the sleeves to the bib before the bib part is attached to the skirt part. It worked! The neckline and armholes are finished with binding strips.” Novita has a lot of great pictures of the dresses (she made more than one in this style!) and more information on her blog.

It was nearly impossible to pick just one thing to feature from Novita’s collection of women’s clothes. Be sure to check out her amazing sewing and style!

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67 Responses to June 14 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Edris says:

    So girly and cute!

  2. erin says:

    I love her handmade clothes. Very vintage looking !!!

  3. Vanessa P. says:

    I love EVERYTHING this girl makes!!

  4. Lisa says:

    What a gorgeous dress – love the little sleeve!

  5. astutibaning says:

    I do love everything Novita http://verypurpleperson.com made. Simple, neat, and beautiful. Wanna try to make it, but maybe not as good as her creation. ^_^ *beginner in sewing

  6. Lola says:

    Lovely dress!

  7. Tonya says:

    Absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love it and would wear it if only I had one. I may have to order that pattern from Burdastyle and try my hand at it.

  8. Lisa says:

    that dress is so sweet, I would love to have one of my own!

  9. Dani says:

    I feel so inspired by this! Sometimes it’s hard to sit down and sew when there are a million other things on my plate, but this sort of eye candy certainly makes me want to be a more prolific seamstress!

  10. pouzet cécile says:

    so cute !!! i love it !!

  11. ~Heather says:

    Her clothes are really adorable. ~H

  12. maryanne says:

    love the sleeves on this dress!

  13. Izza says:

    Very cute dress…I’m totally inspired to make one

  14. Trish B. says:

    another great summer dress style!

  15. Sarah S says:

    I love reading Novita’s blog!

  16. Katie says:


  17. Joy says:

    Adorable dresses!! =) I love how simple they look

  18. katevet says:

    Very cute!

  19. Anja says:

    Oh, this is something I would wear every day!

  20. monica says:

    LOVE IT!

  21. miktha says:

    pretty dress, good photo.

  22. Although I can’t see myself wearing it, I do like the lines of this dress. The pleats along the front can hide many figure flaws :o)

  23. Julia says:

    Wow! Just had a look at her collection on Flickr and it is amazing. So many gorgeous designs and fabrics!

  24. Vanessa says:

    That’s a cute dress! A smaller version for a little girl would be so nice. Love the fabric too!

  25. Lacy Oden says:

    That lil dress is so darn cute =) and its reminding me i need to sew a cute skirt!

  26. ~Helena~ says:

    I love it, darling dress.

  27. Kristin says:

    Super cute!!

  28. Katie says:

    very cute!

  29. Sara says:

    Really sweet dress–very innocent!

  30. 4vs1 says:

    Great fabric choice for the dress! Cute!

  31. Ginger says:

    cute dress

  32. Jenny says:

    So feminine and pretty!

  33. Beth Dodd says:

    i love it!

  34. malinda says:

    such a cute dress! I love her site – it’s really inspiring.

  35. Laure says:

    This dress is adorable! The sleeves came out perfectly.

  36. sy says:

    i love Novita’s clothing. this one is amazing as usual.

  37. Andi says:

    I am always amazed by people who can sew so many beautiful pieces of clothing!

  38. Amber F. says:

    Super cute dress, and the others on her blog are just as great!!

  39. claire says:


  40. JJ says:

    Love finding new sites to browse!

  41. Rebecca says:


  42. Mama Lusco says:

    Love this! She makes such beautiful dresses.

  43. Doris says:

    Love the added details…

  44. Marcia W. says:

    Interesting sleeve design and cute print fabric.

  45. corinnea says:

    So pretty!

  46. Serena says:

    I love Novita’s clothing. She wears so many cute styles that I wish I could.

  47. alisha says:

    Such a lovely dress. And the photography is so pretty as well.

  48. Jennifer S. says:

    That looks so sweet!

  49. amber says:

    That dress looks like the kind of dress that I would want to put on everyday in the summer. It can be dressed up or down but would be comfortable and cute no matter how you wore it.

  50. Joke says:

    So glad you included Novita, I love her blog, she’s such an inspiration!

  51. Lauree Myler says:

    sooo cute. i need one!

  52. Lacey says:

    i LOVE this dress. It matches one my 2 year old has!

  53. qsogirl says:

    cute babydoll dress!

  54. Faith says:

    adorable dress.

  55. Angela says:

    Perfect summer dress!! Too cute!

  56. DebbieKL says:

    Very cute. That’s a lot of Women’s clothes in the flikr album!

  57. Katie says:

    I love her style – from altering patterns to the overall style of the final photograph!

  58. sarah says:

    This is fantastic! I’m going to check out her blog right now!

  59. Desiree says:

    I absolutly adore her blog and her fashion style. Thanks for featuring her beautiful dresses 🙂

  60. Vicki Chrzanowski says:

    Love it!!Very Summery!!

  61. Christina says:

    So cute! It looks adorable on her, and I love the fabric choice.

  62. Courtney says:

    This is so comfy cute!

  63. Erin says:

    She is so inspiring. I love the clothes she makes for her super stylish son as well!

  64. Christine says:

    Adorable dress! I love the sleeves and the print! So perfect for summer.

  65. EstherH says:

    very lovely!

  66. Tong says:

    Lovely dress!

  67. Stephanie G. says:

    Adorable dress!

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