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Built By Wendy Dresses by Wendy Mullin with Eviana Hartman
Nothing says spring or summer more than dresses and this season you’ll be ready to make your own with Wendy Mullin’s new book, Built By Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl’s Best Frock. This book is your 101 guide to making your own dresses. Mullin, along with Eviana Hartman bring you three basic patterns, the Sheath, Shift, and Dimdi through which you can piece together and sew up to 25 different dress combinations. From a sundress to a shift dress, you’ll find that sewing up the perfect dress is easy! Not to mention, the step-by-step instructions with accompanying line drawings are easy to follow too. The front section of the book gives you quick sewing lessons as it relates to the projects — helpful stuff like how to sew a variety of pockets, zippers, and instructions on how to line a dress. These little sewing nuggets are great to jump start your inspiration on how you can alter the designs and make it all your own.
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See more photos and enter the giveaway after the jump!


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I love pages like this where you can see all the different variations of necklines and collars. It made me realize how much I love that bateau neckline.
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At the top of my list to sew is this versatile Palm Beach Tunic. Perfect to wear on vacation, on a warm spring day, or with leggings when there’s a little chill. So versatile!
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The book is highly organized when presenting material. For each project, you’ll know which pattern pieces you need to use and tips for optimum sewing.
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will each receive a copy of the book, Built by Wendy Dresses. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Monday, February 22nd Wednesday, February 24th. The lucky winners will be announced later on the site. Good luck!
Update: We’ve extended the giveway date! You now have until Wednesday, February 24 at Noon PST to enter. (Please see this post for more info.)
Update 2/24: This giveaway is now closed.