Ain't no sunshine when she's gone...

Added Jun 20, 2011

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






Never mind the sun, you don’t need it when this dress is around! Yellow and grey batik cotton – very bright!
Pattern used is Burda 7556. We added a little bit in the neckline, as it does come down very low for a 14 year old! I didn’t want to mess with the original neckline, as it has a nice line. Daughter no 2 is very much a dress girl. She loves the fullness of the skirt and the little puffy sleeves.

Material Notes

Batik cotton




Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Jul 18, 2011, 08.45 AMby Passiona Cottee

    I LOVE!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 10.14 AMby urbandon

    Very sweet with those little puffy sleeves.

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    Jun 21, 2011, 02.08 PMby juniecles

    Your dress really caught my eye because of it’s lovely colour. It spells youth and looks fresh and beautiful on your daughter. Yellow is so underused as a dress colour and I’m sure you have inspired others (myself included) to sew with yellow.

    If only more 14 yoear olds would dress like this these days!

    Great job!


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      Jun 21, 2011, 02.10 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks very much. Daughter no 1 isn’t much of a dress person, so I get my fill in with daughter no 2 instead! Yellow is fab, just gotta be careful of the shade, not everyone can wear it!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 10.41 AMby flowergirl22

    so cute I am sorry cant see the grey batic in it,, but it still looks nice,,,

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      Jun 21, 2011, 11.10 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      I will take a picture of the fabric for you, it is quite understated, and I guess in the sun it really didn’t show on the photos above!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 05.05 PMby sewtake2

    Beautiful dress-I don’t know who’s luckier-your daughter for having a mum that makes her such lovely dresses or you for having a daughter who will wear dresses and not just jeans and tshirts!

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      Jun 20, 2011, 05.29 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks! I guess we are both lucky, She will wear just about anything I make, it’s a collaborative effort!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.41 PMby bjr99

    Great looking dress. The piece at the neckline is just perfect for someone your daughters age. Love the color!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 02.55 PMby mirjana80

    beautiful dress! love the color! :))

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    Jun 20, 2011, 02.53 PMby Bluremi

    Absolutely amazing.(((: I would like to have the same dress.:DD

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    Jun 20, 2011, 01.12 PMby blmfld

    my ella would love that as yellow is her favourite colour!!! beautiful!!

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      Jun 20, 2011, 01.30 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, not many people can wear yellow, daughter no 2 is just lucky!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 12.45 PMby turtlegirl00

    I love the dress and the fabric—fantastic!!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 12.33 PMby lizah

    beautiful dress and beautiful color!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 11.43 AMby Debby H

    Really pretty The colour suits her so much.

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      Jun 20, 2011, 01.31 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      The little monkey suits all colours!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 10.11 AMby suzetewilliams

    What a beautiful dress for a gorgeous daughter! Love the colour too.

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