June 22 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

on June 22 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 47 Comments

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Sewn by Leah, The Sewing Blonde

Pattern: Anna Maria Horner Evening Empire Dress, View A
Fabric: Lightweight cotton, lined in thin cotton jersey
Modifications: Leah writes, “Complete honesty: I like my dresses short so I cut, like, 4″ off the pattern length. If you do not like your dresses short, this pattern will be plenty long enough for you as is.” Leah also cut the jersey skirt lining at least 15″-20″ smaller around than the outer skirt to reduce bulk.

You can see lots more pictures and learn more about Leah’s experience with the pattern on her blog.

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47 Responses to June 22 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Barry White says:

    What a cute dress! Perfect for summer.

  2. ~Helena~ says:

    Wonderful dress.

  3. Joke says:

    All these gorgeous fabrics you people get! Just a wonderful dress 🙂

  4. Wendy D. P. says:

    So adorable – I’ve been looking at this pattern for a while – it’s definitley on my to buy list now!

  5. susan alexander/wilson says:

    I love it! I like it long, so I guess I’d stick to the pattern…. Inspirational. Thanks.

  6. Jessica C says:

    Good choice on the modifications, it turned out great!

  7. Jean says:

    Great dress and fabric!

  8. Monika says:

    Sweet… I’m tempted to try one of them for me… in long, though.
    Well done, Leah!


  9. Christine says:

    Such a cute dress!

  10. Deece says:

    What a cute dress! Perfect for summer.

  11. Lisa says:

    ooh, super cute.

  12. Marcia W. says:

    lovely dress

  13. Kelli says:

    I love this! I love the fabric choice and the dress design. It’s too short for me, but it looks great on Leah!! good job on this one!

  14. Doris says:

    Super cute! Great alteration/variation…

  15. Kathie says:

    I love the dress, both daughters would like one.:)

  16. 4vs1 says:

    Very cute dress!

  17. corinnea says:

    Love your fabric choice, very pretty!

  18. I would love to make this!

  19. Jenny says:

    So very cute!

  20. Heather L says:

    So pretty!

  21. sy says:

    the dress is so cute! i think the length is perfect.

  22. Andi says:

    Beautiful dress! I love the fabric. I like the tip about decreasing the size of the lining to make the skirt less puffy – I wish I had done the same with a skirt I recently made. I am really enjoying the daily inspiration!

  23. Trish B. says:

    It looks lovely…

  24. Kris says:

    That is adorable.

  25. QSOgirl says:

    looks nice and summery!

  26. Donna B. says:

    Love that fit, you did great.

  27. Jessica says:

    Very cute. I’d like to make 5!

  28. susan hwang says:

    that looks so comfy. great choice of fabric 🙂

  29. DebbieKL says:

    Great tips! I’ve had my eye on this pattern.

  30. Mama Lusco says:

    Beautiful and perfect for summer!

  31. Ginger says:

    cute dress

  32. Tong says:

    It looks great!

  33. Maggie Myers says:

    perfect for warm nights!

  34. Bonnie says:

    I love visiting the challenge photo pool and seeing what all the talented people are making this month. I only finished three dresses this month and I did post them. The rest of the month I am finishing my 6 lap quilts for a nursing home and last night I made the Mad Hatter’s Hat for my grand daughter’s special event tea party but those are not clothes so you won’t get to see them.

  35. Vicki Chrzanowski says:

    Very Nice!!

  36. Julia in WDM says:

    I just don’t know if any of my items are worthy enough to submit!

  37. Rochelle says:

    Beautiful dress and an awesome blog to boot!

  38. Ramona says:

    Very cute dress. I can see that on my daughter.

  39. Ooty says:

    very cute!!!

  40. Laurel says:

    Very Pretty!

  41. PeachRainbow says:

    That’s lovely!

  42. Beautiful! Happy Sewing! :o)

  43. Jody says:

    LOVE this dress!

  44. Jennifer says:

    I love this dress, too bad the pattern is out of stock right now 🙁

  45. Unity says:

    Very pretty! 🙂

  46. Marilyn says:

    The evening empire dress is too cute!

  47. Marci Girl says:

    This pattern really looks good in a lightweight fabric. It is really nice and pretty!

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