Mermaid Dress by AnaJan

Added Nov 28, 2011

By burdastyle

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Description

For the month of November we had a prolific BurdaStyle member, Anajan, interning with us. Ana got a special glimpse into BurdaStyle last month seeing that we celebrated our book launch party, and in turn, we had the opportunity to see Ana at work! Case in point: Ana took our basic Peter Pan collar dress and turned it into a dress suit for a siren from the sea—or a cool lady who deserves a great dress which has enough integrity and complexity to wow a mathematician.

Ana has 135 projects and has shared 8 patterns (who can say that?) with us. Go Ana!

Material Notes

Fashion fabric – wool blend, 2.5m x 1.4m
Lining – 1.2m x 1.4m
Zipper – 60cm

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Wool

Credits

Project Creator

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    Nov 2, 2012, 10.35 PMby Marusya Grace

    Wow this is a neat dress!

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    Oct 16, 2012, 01.53 PMby sanjicabo

    Svaka cast!!!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.44 PMby tigger0580

    This dress is wonderful. You are really talented! Thankss for sharing…

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.23 PMby anajan

      Thank you for commenting! I’m glad you all like this dress. I really enjoyed sewing it.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 01.00 AMby mad14kt

    Unique details!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.23 PMby anajan

      Thanks, I’m proud of my original pleating design ;-).

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    Dec 11, 2011, 08.38 PMby melonhead

    Oh wow, beautiful details!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.23 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.17 PMby zumurruda

    Lovely!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.23 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.31 AMby allabelle

    awesome!!!!! the details is awesome

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.24 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 11.43 AMby hajnika

    Wow!! I absolutelly love this! Great detail and beautiffully done!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.26 PMby anajan

      Hi hajnika, thanks for the nice words! I really love this dress and it has inspired me to try out few more pleating ideas I had.

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    Dec 7, 2011, 09.04 AMby ajtak7171

    It’s absolutely fabulous!!!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.26 PMby anajan

      Thank you Katja!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 05.26 AMby shoshana13

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      Dec 8, 2011, 11.56 AMby anajan

      Hi shoshana13, hmm… it’s neither of the two :). Actually, I have no idea what that is (nor where you see it), something must have reflected in the window… Though, it would have been cool to have a bike in the scenography.
      Thanks for the comment!

      Oh, now I get it! Yes, I have a spinning wheel in my house and it’s been a part of scenography on many of my photos. That wheel used to be my grand grand mother’s and my dad rescued it from those tiny worms that eat wood (I don’t know the name in English). Eventually he turned the spinning wheel into a lamp, so it’s actually a functional part of our living room.

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      Dec 11, 2011, 10.38 PMby aceshey18

      I wanted to know what you were on about, just nosey I guess, so went to look again at the garments you mentioned. It is a spinning wheel you see in the background of many shots. :-)

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    Dec 7, 2011, 04.36 AMby daisya

    Very, very clever!!!!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.40 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 11.56 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    Wow! Amazing-it looks so complicated!!!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.42 PMby anajan

      In fact, it is much easier than it looks! It requires some neat sewing and it IS time consuming, but it’s just a repetitive work (can be boring :)). Thanks for commenting!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.53 PMby fayettebelle

    Brilliant!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.42 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.35 PMby ritabb

    I love it! I wonder how it would look as a tunic.

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.43 PMby anajan

      I believe it would look great as a tunic, too. Why don’t you give it a try? :)
      Thanks for commenting!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 08.29 PMby Joneseph

    Amazing level of finish

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.43 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 06.35 PMby manuelabug41

    Bravo! Perfektna je haljina!!!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.43 PMby anajan

      Hvala! Dala sam sve od sebe!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 05.44 PMby turtlegirl00

    fabulous dress! i want to hear about the internship—sounds like an amazing experience!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.44 PMby anajan

      Oh it was an amazing experience! You can read my impressions on my blog.
      Thanks for commenting!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.48 PMby alphay

    As always, Brilliant!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.45 PMby anajan

      Thank you very much!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 01.18 PMby dottty

    Yes, i like that jj:)x

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.45 PMby anajan

      Hehe, me too! ;) Thanks!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 09.19 AMby stefanika

    Wow! It’ amazing and how long you made “ear”?

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.49 PMby anajan

      It took me 2 days to sew the pleats on the front panel. The rest of the process went much faster. I did spend some time solving the fitting issues, since I didn’t make the muslin first. All in all I think I worked 5 days on it, but somehow the work spread through the 3 weeks of my internship at BurdaStyle.
      Thanks for commenting!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 08.39 AMby rochelle49

    Truly a remarkable dress by a remarkable person!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.49 PMby anajan

      Thank you so much!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 08.15 AMby cayetanca

    This is really impressive! Great job! And I love the color:)

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.50 PMby anajan

      I’ve been into petrol green recently, for no particular reason. Quite coincidentally, the color is very trendy this winter.
      Thank for the nice words!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 07.57 AMby stephiaffi

    Wow, this is so fabulous & impressive! Love it!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.52 PMby anajan

      Thank you! :)

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    Dec 6, 2011, 06.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    your style is so great and beautiful. i love love love this dress! superbly redone and much nicer than the original!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.53 PMby anajan

      Wow Ralf, you’re really generous with your words. Thank you! I loved the original dress too, but pattern alterations are my specialty and I did my best to show off what I know ;)

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.36 AMby irmchen

    … just can’t take my eyes off! :-)

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.55 PMby anajan

      me neither! ;-) Thanks for commenting!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.35 AMby metropolitanfrock

    Details beautifully done!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.56 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 12.48 AMby auntibrig

    You’re the best!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.56 PMby anajan

      Wow, thanks!

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    Dec 5, 2011, 11.40 PMby claudine01

    It’s as lovely in the photos as it is in person! And congratulations on Project of the Week.

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      Dec 16, 2011, 02.02 PMby anajan

      Thanks Claudine! The dress turned out to be very photogenic ;)

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    Dec 5, 2011, 09.30 PMby alisondahl

    Miss you already Ana! <3

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      Dec 6, 2011, 02.04 PMby anajan

      Interning at Burda Style was a unique experience, I’m so glad I met you all in person!

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    Dec 5, 2011, 09.27 PMby camelia db

    Really nice dress.You did a great job!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 01.56 PMby anajan

      Thank you!

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