June 16 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Adriana, Crafty Dogma

Pattern: Pattern: Dress # 2 from Japanese sewing book ISBN 978-4-391-62783-1
Fabric: Cotton
Modifications: Made as a tunic, omitted button loop enclosure at the back (facing cut on fold), omitted pockets (Grey tunic also includes top stitching using red thread)

Adriana has a fantastic clothing set for you to check out in Flickr. We think it’s a lot of fun to what the same pattern looks like in different fabrics; we love both of Adriana’s tunics.


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90 Responses to June 16 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Emily says:

    These tunics are so cute. The pictures really show how different fabrics make the same pattern look different.

  2. Katrina says:

    This is FANTASTIC!

  3. April says:

    Great tunics! I like the solid, but I’m awfully boring πŸ˜‰ Inspiring Flick set, too!

  4. Kirsten says:

    where is the best place to purchase these Japanese pattern books on line?

  5. maryellen says:

    Just looked thought the photo set, and it was so inspiring. I found the notes on pattern modifications very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  6. CraftyD says:

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions everyone!!!!

  7. Joke says:

    So nice to see them in different versions! Such a versatile tunic πŸ™‚

  8. __L__ says:

    Wahh! Just love the grey one!!!

  9. nikole terry says:

    Just checked out your flickr set, gorgeous stuff!

  10. Elaine Barnett says:

    Love it-you could probably lengthen it and make a cute dress!

  11. Renee E. says:

    Looks adorable!! I think it may be too full cut for my style.

  12. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful looking top, yet it looks so comfortable. Thanks for giving the name of the book where the pattern is located.

  13. Kristin says:

    That looks really cute AND really comfy. Two really important things in clothing, in my opinion!

  14. Marcia W. says:

    Amazing differences for fabrics for this top

  15. Jen says:

    What a great top – looks great in both colours.

  16. Wendy D. P. says:

    This shirt is too cute!

  17. sewlindaann says:

    I’m really enjoying the chance to see everyone’s work. I’m really just getting started in attempting clothes and like seeing the different patterns and fabrics. I wish someone would write a book that includes little squares of all the types of fabrics so I could know what they are.

  18. katevet says:

    The grey shirt looks really comfy πŸ™‚

  19. Sarah H says:

    I love the grey tunic. It would be really cute with pockets too!

  20. ariel says:

    this top looks really cute!

  21. Marcie says:

    I love the gray tunic! I would add pockets, lengthen it a bit, and call it a dress!

  22. Mary Lou says:

    I agree. The print makes it look more like a house dress and the grey one looks like you could wear it out on the town.

  23. Diana says:

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  24. PeachRainbow says:

    I love the gray one more!

  25. Kelli says:

    I like them both, but a non-sewer would have no idea you made them both from the same pattern. They look very different just because of the fabric.

  26. Kim says:

    My favourite type of tunic. I love it. Great job.

  27. Trish B. says:

    I’m sewing something just about like this from a Simplicity pattern.

  28. craftytammie says:

    i like the grey!

  29. Mama Lusco says:

    Love them! The flowered is a fun casual top and the grey could be really dressed up…

  30. Erin says:

    I love the flowered print!

  31. Kate says:

    I like them both but the grey is my favourite!

  32. Sara says:

    So cute and I would soo wear this!!

  33. Deborah says:

    Looks light and airy. Comfortable, too.

  34. Ginger says:

    Great top. It’s nice to see it in different fabrics.

  35. Leah says:

    I love the gray top! I’m going to check out that pattern book.

  36. Ramona says:

    Really enjoyed looking at the other clothes you made.

  37. Sarah says:

    This looks so effective and fairly simple. You’ve inspired me!

  38. Margaret says:

    Very interesting to see the difference with a different fabric!

  39. Holly says:

    I love this! Where can I get a pattern for this in English?

  40. little grubs says:

    Great to see the same pattern in different fabrics. Sometime when you look at a pattern you are put off by the pictures in the fabric chosen but of course in your own choice of fabric it’ll look completely different. x

  41. The grey tunic is my favorite πŸ™‚

  42. Jennifer says:

    These are both lovely, lovely.

  43. Wow – one cool, one kind of like 50s housewife maternity wear. Confidence inspiring all teh same!

  44. sy says:

    simple and pretty πŸ˜€

  45. Wendy says:

    I love them both, but the gray is fantastic!

  46. kiko says:

    the fabric makes them look like they are two completely different tops! the gray one looks very classy and the flower one almost makes it look like….well, a top for nurses. πŸ™‚

  47. 4vs1 says:

    I loved seeing the same pattern in different fabrics. So much great inspiration!

  48. christine says:

    wow, what a difference!

  49. Andi says:

    Nice tunics! I agree, it is neat to see the same top in different fabrics. I have quite a few of those in my closet – once I find a good pattern I tend to stick with it.

  50. Margie Bennett says:

    I love seeing the same pattern 2 ways!! Super nice tunics. They look so comfortable!

  51. Kelly says:

    I love how that happens! That’s why when I find a pattern I like I make five or six of it! LOL!

  52. Doris says:

    It doesn’t look like the same pattern, does it?

  53. Cecily says:

    Amen to what Katie says.

  54. Christina says:

    Love it in gray!

  55. Shari says:

    This should be a reminder to me to separate the fabric from the cut/style of the garment. For me, it takes only a short look at the print version to say “no”. Yet in actuality it’s a “no” to the combination…not a “no” to the fabric and not a “no” to the pattern independently.

  56. Birgit says:

    I love these Japanese designs but as a woman with hips and a bust its all pretty impossible for me to wear. Any chance some of the designs coming this month can be more flattering — please.

    thank you

  57. Tabitha says:

    Love the gray! This is my favorite style of dress/tunic and now I’m looking for that book!

  58. Marci Girl says:

    I love this top, I think I will look into this Japanese sewing book!!! They both are lovely.

  59. Rebecca says:

    cute shirt.

  60. Desiree says:

    I love the grey one!

  61. Morgan says:

    Very cool, such talent in all your photos!

  62. marilyn podoll says:

    I love this top. need to get me that book.

  63. Jennifer S. says:

    That grey just gets me. Beautiful!

  64. Layla says:

    nice example! It would also be nice to see the same pattern affected by different fabric types.

  65. I’m always seeing such great creations from Japanese sewing books or magazines and I’m deathly jealous I can’t find them where I live!

  66. Carly says:

    Love these!!

  67. Jenny says:

    Love the grey one. πŸ™‚

  68. Wendy says:

    The tunics look great! I wonder how they would look in double gauze? I’ve borrowed my daughter’s Japanese sewing book and am anxious to get started. I’m inspired – thank you!

  69. Faith says:

    I love the gray one!!! It is so cute.

  70. Ammie says:

    Very fun to see how a print versus a solid changes the look of this tunic. Thanks!

  71. Katt says:

    That’s adorable!

  72. Rochelle says:

    It’s such a fun challenge to imagine what different fabrics will make a garment look like when preparing to sew a particular pattern. It really takes a good imagination and lots of experience to be accurate in your mind’s eye. Thanks for your insight!

  73. Kelly says:

    Where, oh where, do I find a Japanese sewing book that I can read??

  74. DebbieKL says:

    Great photo set. I love the Denim skirt and applique!

  75. Teresa says:

    I have to agree the grey is the nicest. A lovely looking easy-to-wear, easy-to-sew pattern!

  76. Serena says:

    They’re both great, but the grey is *lovely*!

  77. san says:

    I love the free and easy styling of this top, thanks for sharing!

  78. I like that you could add a wide belt and change the entire look of the top. Nice job! Happy Sewing! πŸ™‚

  79. Sade says:

    I love this length for tunics, so easy to wear with trousers.

  80. Bonnie C says:

    I’ve seen a lot lately about these Japanese sewing patterns. I need to check one out!

  81. Ooty says:

    Great! The gray one with the right necklace would be great for going out night =)

  82. Angela says:

    I like this. I just bought my first Japanese sewing book, so I’m going to venture into sewing some beautiful tops too.

  83. qsogirl says:

    “We think itÒ€ℒs a lot of fun to what the same pattern looks like in different fabrics…”

    I agree. I love seeing how people interpret patterns and make them their own!

  84. Megan says:

    I’m always surprised by how different the same pattern can look when made with different fabrics – in both clothing and quilts/crafts.

  85. beverly says:

    looked at the flicker set & it was inspiring. I love the built by wendy shirts. Plus, great fabric choices.

  86. Katie says:

    I need to get myself a Japanese sewing book. So much cute clothing comes of those.

  87. Sonya M says:

    I love the gray tunic, and would love to find a similar pattern. Does anyone know of one that is available for purchase?

  88. susan hwang says:

    Cant wait to try this one !

  89. Tong says:

    Great tunics, especially love the grey one!

  90. Laurel says:

    Nice work πŸ™‚

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