June 6 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Beth, LulaLouise

Check out Beth’s fantastic version of the ever-popular Built by Wendy pattern!

Pattern: Built By Wendy 3835

Pattern Process:Beth cut fabric the length of the dress length but used the sleeves and ties for the mini-dress. She writes, “To cut down on the bulk of the denim and spice up the overall look, I used a contrasting fabric for the facing of the arm ties and the pockets.” She also added fun touches to the zipper.


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81 Responses to June 6 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Edith says:

    I have this pattern to try next, I love it. This is great with the contrasting trim and the denim.

  2. ~Helena~ says:

    Lovely drees.

  3. Trish B. says:

    I wouldn’t have thought of using denim for a pattern like that. but I love it and the contrasting gingham too!

  4. susan hwang says:

    i love the trim on the pockets! adorable 🙂

  5. Christine says:

    What a great dress! And, I love the pockets. I think all clothes should have pockets.

  6. Allison C says:

    LOVE this!! I think I may need to make one of those to wear!

  7. Cat says:

    super cute

  8. sy says:

    i love the contrasting fabric, the dress is so pretty.

  9. Doris says:

    I change something on all the patterns I make…this is a great finish!

  10. Krystina says:

    Why haven’t I heard of this pattern?! It is so cute!

  11. Tricia says:

    So cute!

  12. mjb says:

    I’ve made one of these dresses – it’s pretty great.

  13. Desiree says:


  14. Llamabean says:

    That is a great use of a heavier fabric too, looks so drapey and comfortable. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Deb Cameron says:

    I love Built by Wendy designs! Awesome take on it!

  16. Kelli says:

    It looks adorable on her!

  17. Bethany says:

    What a great looking dress!

  18. So simple, yet so amazing. This is a really gorgeous dress.

  19. Maggie says:

    The sleeve ties are a cute touch!

  20. Tara says:

    I love the added touches to the dress. Well done!

  21. Katrina says:

    this dress is so me!

  22. Dawn says:


  23. Fabric Lover says:

    I love the pockets… So cute!

  24. Casey says:

    Holy cow, I love it!

  25. Michelle says:

    What a great dress…I may have to buy that pattern soon and make one for myself!

  26. Amy Hodge says:

    I have this pattern. Maybe this will inspire me to getting around to making it!!

  27. Love this cute dress! I was just looking at the shirt part of the pattern yesterday, seeing this dress helped me make the decision to go ahead and add it to my collection. Lucky me I found it in my size for just $3 on etsy! hooray! I can’t wait to try my hand at it 🙂

  28. Mama Lusco says:

    Love this! It looks great!

  29. Sam says:

    This is super cute! Love it!

  30. Claire says:

    Wow, that dress is so cute! I love the pockets, and sleeves!

  31. Dianah says:

    This dress is darling.

  32. Ginger says:

    cute dress!

  33. georgia says:

    wow, I’m getting that pattern. It’s awesome! I love the detailing as well, so chic!

  34. amy says:

    Oh I wish this style looked good on me, this is a very cute dress!

  35. Jill B says:

    This is gorgeous! I’d love to be able to sew like this.

  36. That dress is sooo adorable 🙂

  37. I like the contrasting fabric on this, it really spices things up.

  38. Munaiba says:

    That is really snazzy!

  39. Julia in WDM says:

    really cute.

  40. Mindy says:

    Looks great! I like the contrasting details!

  41. JJ says:

    Love the fabric combos!

  42. Rebecca says:

    I’ve made the shirt version of this pattern 🙂

  43. Deanna says:

    Lots of good ideas. Fewer excuses for not sewing more clothing for myself and others.

  44. Amy says:

    That is sooooooooooooooo cute!

  45. Angela says:

    That trim is just the right touch!

  46. Sandra says:

    I love this very sassy!

  47. Beth says:

    Thanks for posting my dress! I’m very flattered!

  48. vera says:

    Cute !
    and, me too i’m working for it : http://www.flickr.com/photos/zagara/4675696451/

  49. Sylvie says:

    This dress is very nice!
    I love the sleeves! And the contrasting fabric of the pockets and hem! Very clever!

  50. Trish says:

    Nice touches. Well done 😉

  51. Lynnette says:

    The denim looks fantastic!

  52. Michelle says:

    That is too cute, now to figure out how to do it in a maternity style!

  53. Kimberly says:

    I love that neckline, and the adorable trim at the hem.

  54. Joke says:

    It looks cute! I wonder, how does the denim feel on your skin? I’ve only worn that on my legs…

  55. Ramona says:

    I really like the accents on the sleeves, zipper and hem. Such a cute addition.

  56. Brittney says:

    Go denim!

  57. Leisel says:

    Okay, gonna have to try this one. . .

  58. Laurel says:

    Cute 🙂

  59. Kay says:

    Such a cute dress. Wouldn’t be right for my body shape but love the look of it!

  60. Marcia W. says:

    Nice color and trim on this dress. Good work.

  61. Kelli says:

    LOVE IT! I’m getting the pattern for this one!

  62. craftyNHmom says:

    So gorgeous — I would wear that!!

  63. Java Jane says:

    Love the contrast facings and the zipper. I obviously need to look at Built by Wendy patterns–just wish that I had the skills to look beyond the pattern as Beth did.

  64. Rebecca says:

    I like the red and white detailing.

  65. Caroline says:


  66. Sara says:

    Love the pockets and the ribbed binding on the bottom:)

  67. Alisha says:

    So adorable!

  68. Tracey J says:

    cute little dress!

    (great legs too Beth!) 🙂

  69. Sade says:

    Great contrasting touches and example of how to make a pattern your own.

  70. Ritz says:

    I love this dress! I’m going to have to make myself one. It’s screaming, “Ritz, make me!”

  71. Tong Yu says:

    Very cute, I love the sleeves!

  72. Andi says:

    Cute! I love the look of the contrasting fabric and never would have thought to dress up a zipper that way.

  73. Jen says:

    That dress is so cute. My main goal for this summer is to foray into the world of making clothes.

  74. sewlindaann says:

    I love how she made the dress her own. I have the book and must break it out!

  75. Jennifer S. says:

    Wow – this dress screams “school” to me. Love it.

  76. Darlene Strickland says:

    Wow that is great…very cute, and I think anyone can wear that.

  77. QSOgirl says:

    I like the ties on the sleeves!

  78. Lauree Myler says:

    i love this. i have this pattern… i think i am inspired to make something!

  79. Paula says:

    This dress is a great shape! I will be looking up Built by Wendy on the internet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  80. Amber F. says:

    Very Cute! Another pattern to add to the list…

  81. Melissa says:

    How cute is that!! I’m officially inspired now!

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