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Vanessa Bruno Athé Inspired Dress

Added Jul 2, 2012

by tartarsandte...

Chapel Hill, Uni...






I made this dress based on a Vanessa Bruno Ath that was “on sale” on net-a-porter for $297.50 (see here: . Unfortunately I can’t provide a pattern, at least not yet. But on the bright side, this is the first dress I made simply drafting on a dress form! I had some troubles getting the waist at just the right level, raising it a few times, but I’m happy with the result! And for a low low price of the fabric lying in my closet! The bottom has hem pleats, and the bodice is “stitch-embroidered” with the sewing machine, with a side zip, and basic neckline and sleeves. You can see more about the dress, my DIY projects, etc. on my blog at

Material Notes

100% cotton fabrics



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jul 29, 2012, 01.14 AMby MustachedMonster

    Love the dress and all it’s little details :D

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    Jul 5, 2012, 11.57 PMby mayathompson355

    lovely dress :)

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    Jul 2, 2012, 11.28 PMby Binita Shrestha

    Yeah, the floral panels go really well with the main fabric. You did a great job! Love your yellow shoes too!

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      Jul 3, 2012, 12.15 AMby tartarsandteacups

      Oh my gosh! Thank you so SO MUCH! (The shoes are Seychelles- my favorite!)

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    Jul 2, 2012, 04.18 PMby laracrj

    Wow wow wow i LOVE this – the contrasting panels, the stripes, the hem pleats, the back shape – everything about it! I even prefer your fabric to the original!!

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      Jul 2, 2012, 04.38 PMby tartarsandteacups

      Thank you so so much! I really appreciate that! I was originally using a vibrant green for the side panels, but then found this floral and thought it went so well! Thanks again! :)

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