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Hannah's red satin wrap dress

Added Jul 10, 2010

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






My sewing shop was having a sale on satin and so I began thinking what i could make in satin.. Then I realised I’d bought this pattern and never made it, and I also had a friends 21st coming up! I finished it just in time and am quite happy with it. I would like to make a more casual one, but only when summer is closer.
I’d always wondered if red-heads could wear red.. Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge pulled it off and the cheap satin encouraged me to give it a go.

Material Notes

Satin, with stretch-cotton sateen lining.
I need to add invisible snaps, which is why the dress isn’t properly aligned for the photos.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic



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    Feb 3, 2011, 08.45 PMby carolinesj

    Stunning! Well done :)

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    Jul 11, 2010, 06.42 PMby stellacadente

    You convinced me, that I – as a redhead – can perfectly wear red! The dress looks so nice on you, pretty work!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 10.25 AMby holasoylulu

    Wonderful! You look perfect!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 02.41 AMby nikkishell

    This looks fabulous on you!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 01.05 AMby sandrasews

    Love it!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 07.11 PMby lizah

    you can absolutely wear red, it looks great on you!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 05.13 PMby magdamagda

    so charming!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 03.02 PMby fashionqueen920

    haha ive had this same pattern for so long and havent made it. after seeing yours, i will have to try this pattern soon!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 02.49 PMby seussian

    ooh! Pretty! God bless you, MGJ

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    Jul 10, 2010, 01.16 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    wow, never would have seen how great this pattern could be from the envelope… fantastic, the red looks amazing on you!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 12.40 PMby natski

    Looks super- nice work!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 12.03 PMby lenarrrd

    Super cute! Redheads totally can wear red, nyeeer to all those naysayers! I’ve had that pattern in my ‘should I buy it?’ collection for some time and your rendition makes me want to buy it far more than those pictured on the pattern envelope!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 10.19 AMby harlekin

    Beautiful. Living proof that redheads can wear red :)! Hope you had a nice birthday!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 08.01 AMby catfish101

    Lovely. The red hair and red fabric definitely works.

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