June 8 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Emu, mame*

Emu made this dress with a pattern from Sew U Home Stretch. She writes, “It’s my first knit dress, and one of my first experiments using knit fabric. But the pattern is so simple, like many of patterns for knit fabric are, and I managed to put it together in one afternoon. Starting from cutting the pattern out to hemming.”

Pattern: Pattern from the Wendy Mullin book Sew U Home Stretch

Emu has a great “Clothes I Made” set in Flickr. She also did a free PDF tutorial for us last spring. You can download Emu’s pattern and get right to work on a Ruffle Skirt!


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59 Responses to June 8 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Edith says:

    I just spent way too much time looking through Mame’s flickr photos, and I love all the vintage patterns and fabrics chosen.
    This dress is great, it’s just one of the many to drool over.

  2. mjb says:

    Such a great dress!

  3. CarelL. says:

    Interesting fabric. Great sleeves. I love how you can either make this semi-casual or dressed up!

  4. Kelli says:

    So stylish and flattering on her.

  5. Joke says:

    Ooooh dear! What a beautiful dress and the fabric is soooo cool! I’m jealous now 🙂

  6. sang says:

    Neat fabric! It is super hard to find good knits where I live.

  7. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful work.

  8. Joy says:

    love the dress and the fabric!

  9. Michelle Price says:

    Off to check out the ruffle skirt-thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Trish B. says:

    Knits are so easy to sew and so easy to wear!

  11. Claire says:

    That dress is really cute1 Great job!

  12. Christine says:

    Great fabric. Pretty colors.

  13. ~Helena~ says:

    Wonderful dress, looks great.

  14. Sara says:

    Fabric is adorable and for her first—cudos!!

  15. elle says:

    This is sew great!

  16. Anna R. says:

    Love this dress, going to buy the book!

  17. Kristy says:

    I love a dress with pockets!

  18. Shola says:


  19. Vanessa says:

    Nice dress! I neverd tried sewing with knit fabric. Is there something that should be taken into account?

  20. shannon says:

    i’m a huge fan of emu’s sewing! she’s definitely an inspiration for make it, wear it! 🙂

  21. Marcia W. says:

    Like the print and that it has sleeves and a higher neckline. Looks very good.

  22. Katie says:

    It looks fabulous. I love the high neckline, the sleeves and the pockets… so basically everything!

  23. alisha says:

    Beautiful. Looks great with the belt.

  24. kathyh says:

    I’m liking this month of sewing for oneself.

  25. Ginger says:

    I really like this dress. I like how it has a vintage feel to it.

  26. Mama Lusco says:

    Looks great on you! Knits are my new favorites to sew. So forgiving and comfy…

  27. sy says:

    love the fabric and shape of the dress

  28. Sandra says:

    Lovely. I too have a dress to make with knitted fabric but just need time to get around to it.

  29. HPENNIE says:

    Great dress and fabric. Now I’ve gotta dig out that book in my sewing room!

  30. Jenny says:

    That is fab!

  31. susan hwang says:

    love this pattern.. it’s very form fitting and flattering

  32. Paige says:

    Such a cute dress, and I love the belt with it, too.

  33. Ramona says:

    Very cute dress. I used to sew a lot with knits. I should try again. It really is easy.

  34. Jennifer S. says:

    Love the dress – love the orange wall too!

  35. Tonya says:

    The fabric pattern and color is very lovely. The slim belt is a real nice touch.

  36. I’d say that it turned out pretty good for a first!

  37. Vida says:

    I love the simple lines of the dress and the pockets!

  38. Krystina says:

    Great job! Wow I’m terrified of knits, but this looks great!

  39. DebbieKL says:

    Neat dress! The ruffle skirt is pretty cool too. Thanks!

  40. Andi says:

    This is a great dress and I love the fabric. I might need to try doing more sewing with knits.

  41. Michele says:

    I just recieved a serger and I’m excited to give knits a try!

  42. mrs.jp says:

    that’s such a nice dress and it looks simple too.

  43. Doris says:

    Great knit, and it hangs perfectly!

  44. Kelli says:

    Great work. It looks great on you!

  45. qsogirl says:

    I love how easy it is to sew with knits 🙂 I was really intimidated at first, but it was way easier than I had expected.

  46. Rebecca says:

    Adorable dress. Love the vintage vibe.

  47. Faith says:

    I like this a lot, but I don;t think I would ever wear it.

  48. Miss Prickly says:

    Darling, darling, darling…I have that book, but i haven’t made anything out of it yet. You’ve inspired me!

  49. Beth says:

    I love dresses with pockets! (Even if I rarely use pockets.) The whole outfit is fantastic.

  50. Desiree says:

    I love the vintage look this season.

  51. Rochelle says:

    That’s a great dress….fun retro style! I hope the library has that Wendy stretch fabrics book.

  52. Lauree Myler says:

    i love that dress. i have that book. why haven’t i made this. so fabulous!

  53. Caroline says:

    Cute! Love the print!

  54. Meg says:

    I love this fabric. I think the shape of this dress would not work for my figure, but it is lovely!

  55. Bonnie says:

    Wish I wasn’t so afraid of using bold fabric for myself. This dress is great!

  56. Corvus says:

    What a fantastic print! I’m always on the lookout for sources for great knit prints- my local fabric stores don’t tend to go beyond solids and the occasional distinctly baby-targeted print in their knit sections.

  57. Sade says:

    What a bold print. I love the detail on the pockets, and the belt is really a great accessory.

  58. Tong says:

    The dress is so preppy, and love the fabric!

  59. Great fabric choice. So lovely.

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