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Fancier than Casual

Added Jan 27, 2012

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






A dress that needed to be made in a day, from what I had in my stash. Daughter no 1 had a dinner date, and nothing suitable to wear, so I offered to help out! I had some black silk linen and some grey satin that worked perfectly together. The belt is a combination of 2 widths of grossgrain ribbon and some metallic lace. For more info see the blog

Material Notes

Black silk linen and crepe backed satin.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Linen, Satin, Silk

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    Jan 29, 2012, 03.52 AMby urbandon

    Lovely dress- your daughter makes for a good model.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 01.19 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks Don, she has great confidence.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 12.30 AMby turtlegirl00

    wow!! wonderful dress—and your daughter is beautiful!!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 02.36 PMby kerstika

    Oh, very pretty! Both daughter and dress, of course :) I like the belt a lot, too! Great idea.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 01.19 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, it’s great to use up some of my piles of goodies. :)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 11.33 AMby sewingfan1

    Wow! Well done you, looks great! It’s so handy if you’ve got a built up stash of fabrics and trimmings, I’ve got some I’ve had for years just ‘waiting for the right project’.

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      Jan 28, 2012, 12.05 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Definitely handy! Although I try to tell myself no more buying until I have used some up, I never really seem to stick to that rule… just as well hu? ;) And I am a complete sucker for ribbons and lace…

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      Jan 30, 2012, 11.41 AMby sewingfan1

      ha ha, that was one of my half hearted new year’s resolutions which I broke already by buying a couple of metres of a beautiful fabric today. I swore (though maybe with my fingers crossed) that I’d use up the stash of fabric I’d built up for specific projects before buying any more.

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    Jan 28, 2012, 05.20 AMby rita61

    Beautiful! Your daughter should be a model!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 03.43 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Your daughter is so lucky to have such a talented and accommodating mom! I love it, especially the belt.

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      Jan 28, 2012, 12.04 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks. I had to work some colour in somehow!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 03.13 AMby neenkster

    one day,wow! looks awesome! hope the date went well :)

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      Jan 28, 2012, 12.03 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      They had a great time, and the boyfriend was glad to see her in something other than jeans! :D

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    Jan 28, 2012, 02.47 AMby laurensweet

    i love the dress and especially that neckalce! beautiful work

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      Jan 28, 2012, 12.03 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks very much. The necklace is from Accessorise.

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    Jan 28, 2012, 12.27 AMby fashionfreek

    Excellent stuff. Your daughter looks beautiful. Super mummy:-D to the rescue.x

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      Jan 28, 2012, 12.03 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks! Hubby thought I was mad.. :s

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      Jan 28, 2012, 12.12 PMby fashionfreek

      I guess ‘mad’ paid off lol.:-D

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    Jan 27, 2012, 11.15 PMby apiary

    It’s a perfect last minute dress, amazing job!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 10.56 PMby dameventh

    Absolutely gorgeous. =] I think I’ll have to make one like it sometime!

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