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Hannah's fitted dressy dress

Added Mar 1, 2011

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






I have been making this dress since I cut it out last October, but it really hasn’t taken that long to make! I went to Tasmania for over a month, then exams, then room renovations etc etc.. Procrastinated as much as I love sewing! Plus, it’s way too hot in my room during summer to sew sometimes.

The dress went quite smoothly, it required a lot of basting and I broke 2 zippers which were sewn on (Oh.. fun!). I must say, I’m glad to finally publish it and get right into new inspiring projects!

I actually quite like this dress, and the material feels so nice!

My best friend, an aspiring photographer, was available to do these photos so I had fun being an amateur model for the day.

Material Notes

Dress: Panda Twill
Lining: Stretch Cotton Sateen




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Business, Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Blends, Other, Satin



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    May 25, 2012, 05.27 PMby maddie-om

    I love this dress – it’s super cute! Well done!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 10.13 AMby chased-away

    This dress is so pretty and it looks great on you! :>

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    May 14, 2011, 08.55 PMby ana5-1

    Very cute! And i love the fabric choice!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 11.57 AMby jencarter82

    loved ur dress so much that i just had to go get this pattern and i got some lovely purple material to make it with. If mine turns out anyway near as good as yours i will happy. it looks great on you. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 02.32 AMby hannnc

      Aww yay! I have done that with many peoples projects, which is why I love when people do reference the pattern they used. Looking forward to seeing yours!! Love the back and forth inspiring that happens at Burda :)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.54 PMby lienepien

    Like this dress! Also the color is beautifull! Also complements to your friend who shoot the pictures!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 02.29 AMby hannnc

      Thanks i’ll let her know :) I think a good photographer can make all the difference!

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    Mar 2, 2011, 12.36 AMby Hana Zainal

    It looks wonderful on you! You should be on the cover of the pattern! ;-)

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      Mar 3, 2011, 09.47 AMby hannnc

      Haha thanks! It’s weird but also fun to have a mini photoshoot.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.58 PMby sarsaparilla

    Gorgeous dress! I love the fabric, especially the colour :) Where did you get the fabric from? I have such a hard time finding decent evening fabrics in Spotlight…

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      Mar 3, 2011, 09.42 AMby hannnc

      It actually IS from Spotlight! Though i totally know what you mean. I sometimes go fabric shopping there and walk out empty handed, or change my project completely because of limited quality fabric.
      This dress is one of the nicest fabrics I’ve picked so far! Much richer than satin, so nice to touch. I’m still learning how to choose fabric though. Thanks for your feedback :)

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      Mar 3, 2011, 07.54 PMby sarsaparilla

      Wow, I’ll have to check Spotlight out again (I haven’t been there in a while) I’d love to get my hands on some of that sateen :)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 06.04 PMby laugh434

    Great dress! Fits you well, and fantastic color!

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      Mar 3, 2011, 09.45 AMby hannnc

      Thank you! I thought it might be too much of one bold colour but now that it’s made, I’m really happy with the colour too.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 05.33 PMby lizah

    sweet sweet!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 01.15 PMby Morgane T.

    Really cute ! :)

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      Mar 3, 2011, 09.48 AMby hannnc

      Thank you :)

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