I finally got into this oh-so-popular class at Needlework a couple weeks ago and made a Wiksten dress.

I’ve barely been able to contain my excitement over this thing. Have you ever made a piece of your own clothing? I haven’t (and the reasons why are well-documented here) so this was huuuuuuuuuge. It feels amazing to have that skill, however unpolished mine is right now, and I owe Needlework for the lesson. Their Wiksten class is so easy, Kate guided me through the dress-making in a cool, casual fashion that made it very unintimidating, the pattern is straightforward and the finished product is something you’ll want to wear every single summer day. Simple as a flour sack, stylish as anything you’d buy on Etsy.

Plus, Needlework has so many great fabrics to choose from including this one:

Throw a little bit of class at that bolt and voila!

I just dropped in there the other day to buy more, more, more fabric for another dress and a tank top version of this outfit. It’s easy and addictive and I believe both Liz and Kate (who have superhero-style closets full of Wikstens) will attest to that!


  1. July 12, 2012 - Reply

    Ooh, that looks great! I love that print.
    I just finished my second tank, and I think I’m going to start a dress (I have fabric for two! And another shirt!) today 😉

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  3. cor
    July 15, 2012 - Reply

    Love that you are in the sewing world. Mom would be so proud. One word of caution….fabric is addictive. Take it from my blue bins full of amazing prints that I’ve been drooling over for years. Maybe THIS week I’ll make something!

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