June 4 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Jenny, wiksten-made

Jenny designs her own clothes to both wear and sell. We love the look of the buttons and pleats on this dress she designed.


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121 Responses to June 4 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Kristina says:


  2. Christine says:

    Love the dress!

  3. Donna B. says:

    I love her clothes, they are too perfect. I agree, she should have patterns.

  4. regina says:

    her clothes always inspire me. I wish she made patterns.

  5. Brandi says:

    Love this!

  6. Briana says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I love the pleats!

  7. Ellen says:

    Love this dress! Such a great look!

  8. Alisha says:

    This is one of my favorites so far. It’s so simple yet elegant.

  9. Michele says:

    such talent!

  10. Peggy Bennett says:

    So cute and it could be shortened to be a tunic top too.

  11. Christine says:

    This makes me want to learn how to sew clothes!

  12. Joy Mosley says:

    I would love to be able to make clothes. I need to take some classes though! Cute dress….

  13. Vanessa says:

    It looks really comfortable!

  14. Temima says:

    really cute!

  15. Abbi says:

    Very cute!

  16. I really like this style – it bugs me that I don’t think that it would look good on my figure

  17. Monica says:

    Love this dress. She has some really amazing stuff.

  18. I love the clothes she makes, so simple and perfectly made.

  19. katevet says:

    It looks great!

  20. whitney says:

    jenny is so talented.

  21. Kimberly says:

    Great Dress!

  22. Barb in MI says:

    Oooh,nice! But way out of my (sewing) league… Thanks for sharing!

  23. MissMishMish says:

    I love that top! Looks so comfortable and love how it looks with those leggings! 🙂

  24. Celeste says:

    How cute! I have not sewn clothes in so long, but after seeing all these cute tops and skirts, I’m inspired to start again.

  25. Lynne in NC says:

    Beautiful. love the lines and the drape of the fabric.

  26. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    I love all her clothes!

  27. very pretty.im going to check out her blog now:)

  28. Rhoda says:

    Such clean lines I wish I could do this!

  29. mariebayarea says:

    i really want to see more handmade clothing posts. i love what you’ve been doing this month!

  30. Katherine Armstrong says:

    love her dress (too bad I can’t afford one)!

  31. Monika says:

    This dress is so pretty – I especially love the pleats on the front!
    (And the picture is wonderful – nice athmosphere!)

  32. Deb Cameron says:

    A great easy to wear pattern, love the simplicity of it!

  33. kylie says:

    so love that dress in its simplicity

  34. Mama Lusco says:

    I really like the placket & buttons. Looks comfy!

  35. Erin says:

    Love the dress and think the pose is hilarious!

  36. Michelle P says:

    So cool-I’m loving this daily inspiration!

  37. beverly says:

    that’s really cute.

  38. Deb Cadovius says:

    I absolutely LOVE this site!!!!

  39. Jennifer says:

    I love this dress! So simple and chic looking!

  40. Corrie says:

    I love this! I wish I was so creative. Or maybe that I had more time to be creative. 🙂

  41. This is so eye catching- especially the sleeves. Very nice

  42. Sonya M says:

    That looks super comfy! I’d love to have this dress. Also hoping for a pattern!

  43. Doris R. says:

    I LOVE this dress! Hope she publishes a pattern for it!
    Doris R.

  44. carli spielman says:

    I LOVE the double buttons – I too hope she posts a pattern!!

  45. Rebecca says:

    What a gorgeous dress!

  46. Lori says:

    I am in love with this dress, I would love a pattern for purchase!

  47. michelles says:

    So cute! I bet it’d look great in other fun colors or a pattern too! I’d love to see the pattern, too.

  48. Ramona says:

    This is an adorable dress. Love the buttons.

  49. Katie says:

    Your clothes have incredible details. Love it!

  50. So comfy-This is stylish and yet looks so comfy too! I’m off to check out her site….

  51. Kate says:

    Oooh! Count me in! Perfect incentive to start a project I have been thinking of!

  52. Maddie says:

    Such nice simple detail… alas it’s a style that looks good on the thin and waifish but more like prison matron garb on those of use with abundant blessings in the boob and hip department!


  53. mrs.jp says:

    So very cute. I’m inspired.

  54. ~Helena~ says:

    Nice dress, great clothes on your flickr. 🙂

  55. Marcia W. says:

    The pleats make this dress.

  56. Well done, Jenny…so cute on you. I’ve not much luck with sewing garments. My hat is off to those of you that do. Keep up the good work!

  57. Layla says:

    I remember seeing this when she first posted it! It’s definitely inspiring. Self drafted clothes are a goal of mine.

  58. Marci Girl says:

    I would love some shirts like this…so stylish and they look like they would be cool in the hot weather!

  59. Brittney says:

    This is something I want to wear right now. So cute.

  60. sy says:

    love the dress, it looks simple and clean

  61. kathyh says:

    I love her grey-tones tiedye shirtdress.

  62. Kelli says:

    I like the double button placket. Very nice detail!

  63. upstatelisa says:

    very pretty!

  64. Sherri S. says:

    I love her blog and her style…so cool.

  65. Jennifer S. says:

    I love it!

  66. DebbieKL says:

    Love the simplicity of this dress!

  67. Wendy says:

    Love the simple design.

  68. amy says:

    This could actually work as a nice addition to my mom uniform.

  69. Now I would wear that – I love it!

  70. Caroline says:


  71. Lisa E. says:

    Two other fabulous blogs for copying those expensive clothes we see in stores but can’t justify spending the money on, are: http://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/ and http://presserfoot.blogspot.com/

    Both of these have great tutorials on how to copy the look of popular brands, without the expense!

  72. Gray says:

    I love the monthly themes!! It is really fun to see what is coming next- and the challenge this month? Fantastic! =)

  73. sarah K says:

    That is so pretty!

  74. Beth says:

    This is both cute and functional–the perfect combo!

  75. Beth says:

    There is a chambray shirt over there that is lovely!

  76. Morgan says:

    Oh my it is so cute!! I’m inspired to make something similar but sleeveless for this summer!!

  77. Rachel says:

    What an interesting pose. I think her expression makes the dress look dowdier than it probably is! It’s very cute and vintage-y housewife-ish.

  78. Amy says:

    Such a cute dress! I love the buttons.

  79. Wow. I LOVE that dress!

  80. Carol-Renee says:

    This is so adorable. Love it!

  81. Jennifer says:

    Very cool! 🙂

  82. knittytrissy says:

    I actually like this! Could be really cool in a bold pattern!

  83. Tina says:

    That’s awesome! Designing my own clothes is an aspiration of mine!

  84. jana says:

    I like this dress, it looks easy and comfortable to wear.

  85. Sara says:

    The buttons and pleats are a nice touch. I would probably choose a bright color or a navy blue if I were to sew this one:)

  86. Ginger says:

    what an interesting dress.

  87. Leah says:

    I just finished a new skirt and am wearing one I made last year. I’m getting ready to sew a shirt with some of Anna Maria’s voile – perfect for summer. If I had more hours in the day I’d make a lot more of my clothes. I like this dress/tunic – very cute.

  88. Liz says:

    Nice clean, simple details.

  89. Erica Ferguson says:

    I love this dress!

  90. Joke says:

    Congratulations, I love the design!

  91. Marilyn says:

    I would love to get this Pattern, please let me know if it is available.
    Thank you

  92. Sara says:

    Beautiful dress…thanks for sharing.

  93. Lisa says:

    What a cute dress…

  94. Rochelle says:

    I would totally wear this! Must go check out her blog.

  95. Trish B. says:

    Wow! she’s talented.

  96. Jessie says:

    What a fun dress – looks light and comfy!

  97. Sarah says:

    Very cute!

  98. Fishtail Designs says:

    I would love a pattern too – its a fabulous dress!! her blog is totally chic…

  99. faith says:

    That is sort of cute. I am thinking of making a smaller version for my niece.

  100. Doris says:

    Jenny’s dress is awesome! Job well done, girl!

  101. Andi says:

    Wow! I am always amazed by people who can design their own clothes. It is a skill I would love to aquire. All of her clothing is simply amazing.

  102. JJ says:

    Cute dress, love the expression!

  103. alexis says:


  104. DianeY says:

    Really cool dress-I will have to check out her blog

  105. Rebecca says:

    Love this dress. Love the photography as well. Maybe its just the colors of that living room!

  106. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful! And I love that blue wall.

  107. Krystina says:

    Beautiful dress, great design. thanks for turning me on to her blog!

  108. Jennifer Singer says:

    Beautiful design!

  109. very cute dress 🙂

  110. sewlindaann says:

    I love this dress, I didn’t see it on her blog – but I’m hoping she posts a pattern to get. Her blog is really cool.

  111. Claire says:

    Wow, that dress is really pretty!

  112. QSOgirl says:

    I am in awe of people who can draft their own patterns!

  113. kate C. says:

    Really cute! I wish I could design my own clothes. Most of what I dislike about sewing clothes is messing with patterns!

  114. PeachRainbow says:

    Simple & beautiful

  115. Sade says:

    Great design. I want to be like her!

  116. Becky says:

    Ooooooh, I love that. It looks so comfortable. Of course, pants that stretch will help in that regard as well. And I am too old for those. But not for the “dress” that looks like a great tunic top too.

  117. Sam says:

    Love this dress, and I must say, love the wall color too!

  118. molly says:

    I adore all of Jenny’s creations.

  119. Tong says:

    I love the pleats too!

  120. valerie says:

    Again, this is gorgeous. Fantastic photography as well.
    Wish I had that talent!

  121. Desiree says:

    I love this!

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