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Anna Sui Wrap Dress

Added Jul 27, 2010

by jaims

Chicago, Illinoi...






Made using Vogue Pattern V1178: Fitted, above mid-knee, lined, wrap dress with pleated sleeves, contrast neck ruffles, underskirt and ties, very narrow hem.

I wish I’d known about the magical creature known as the NARROW HEM FOOT! I don’t think I’ve ever pinned so much in my life, as a matter of fact, I know I haven’t! I’m really happy with it considering it’s my 1st dress from a pattern & my 2nd dress ever! Blogged here.

Material Notes

Chiffon + a possible Batiste of some sort… not 100% sure.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Other, Romantic


Anna Sui/Vogue

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    Jul 31, 2010, 07.01 PMby jaims

    Thanks for all the awesome comments :) My sewing confidence is through the roof now!

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    Jul 29, 2010, 04.45 AMby nessys

    Those prints are great together and for a second dress you have done a fab, fab, fab job. I love it and you look so cute in it! Good for you Honey! PS I love the lining too!

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    Jul 28, 2010, 10.52 AMby loyl8

    I’m in love with this!!! I love how you mix-matched the fabrics sooo perfect and looks awesome on you!!

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    Jul 28, 2010, 05.10 AMby azurestar21

    beautiful, just beautiful. Love the design and fabric

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    Jul 28, 2010, 04.44 AMby missdandy

    The fabric that you chose for this dress is just so great! The dress is beautiful!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 07.55 PMby cequimby

    Beautiful! I’ve been eying the Anna Sui patterns – I just have to work up the courage!

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      Jul 29, 2010, 06.00 AMby jaims

      If I could do it, you totally can too! Good luck :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 05.11 PMby lonestarcasie

    You are rockin that dress. Anna Sui has the cutest lines. It is a great dress.

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      Jul 31, 2010, 06.56 PMby jaims

      Thank you :) I love her/everything she makes. I want every pattern she sells!!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 03.34 PMby Heather Feather

    I absolutely love it! I love the contrasting fabric. Very flattering on you!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 02.50 PMby Lisette O

    Wow, I can’t believe this is only your second dress! It looks completely professional and the colors look amazing on you! I’m incredibly incredibly jealous.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 06.26 AMby nognibene

    Yay! This looks soo good, I have this pattern that I’m actually going to make next week any suggestions or helpful hints?

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      Jul 28, 2010, 01.03 AMby jaims

      The instructions were pretty clear, the only thing I could possibly suggest is to use your narrow hem foot! If your machine came with one, that is… though I think they’re pretty standard. It’ll save you a WHOLE LOT of time and energy. Pinning the skirt, underskirt and the lining seemed to take forever! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 05.32 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is very well done and a fantastic result! i love the ruffles and your two fabrics together!………and for the 2nd dress ever ………i am very impressed

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    Jul 27, 2010, 05.12 AMby courteneyfox12

    THIS IS AH-MAZING! Great job

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    Jul 27, 2010, 04.48 AMby josephina

    So sweet! This pattern is going on my to-buy list. I love the fabrics you’ve chosen and this is really nice work for your second dress.

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      Jul 28, 2010, 01.07 AMby jaims

      Thank you! I totally recommend waiting for it to go on sale. JoAnn’s had it for 40% off (from $30) but the other day there was an all Vogue pattern sale on sewingpatterns.com and it was $4.99!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 04.24 AMby Jamie Kloin

    Love it! Where do you buy your fabric? I’ve just been going to JoAnn and don’t feel that they have anything THAT cute there!

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      Jul 27, 2010, 05.05 AMby jaims

      Oh, no, I totally got them both from JoAnn! My local store actually had a good amount of chiffon/chiffon like fabrics on sale so I super lucked out :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 04.06 AMby threadgardener

    The dress is so cute and you are very pretty. Yea-hoo for you! :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 03.38 AMby saunch09

    REALLY cute! I love those two different patterns together!

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