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Hannah's velvet Minna

Added May 6, 2009

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






I really liked making this, as i learnt alot! My first zipper, and first ruffling experience.

I also implemented all basting steps which really made a difference in the quality of the gathers and stitching.

The back is a little bit low, but perhaps I just need to try different undergarments.

EDIT: inspired by Burda Styles new “Re-style” shoots, I have taken better photos of this dress with different accessories! (The new ones i am wearing dark stockings and a belt.)
I added them here alongside the old ones.

Material Notes

Velvet – for some reason i thought the original was made in velvet, and then after i bought it, i read it was actually a knit material lol. Hoping velvet can still be a wearable fabric.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear


Burda Style

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    Jun 16, 2010, 08.36 PMby annaelizabeth

    So beautiful! The colour really suits you!

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    Dec 15, 2009, 10.46 PMby Juliana Mateus

    this color on you is just perfect. reaaally beautiful.

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    Aug 10, 2009, 03.41 PMby wzrdreams

    Your Minna looks amazing. I’m glad to see that someone has made one successfully in velvet. I think I’ve had it in the back of my head for months now because I saw some gorgeous silk crushed velvet last week and immediately bought enough for my own Minna.

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    Aug 10, 2009, 10.17 AMby ievashuj

    Very nice!!

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    Jun 26, 2009, 10.24 AMby anajan

    Lovely dress! You look so cute in it :)

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    Jun 26, 2009, 01.28 AMby gedwoods

    Nice job! Looks lovely on you :)

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    May 6, 2009, 03.15 PMby camilaustral

    i really realli like it! i think that shortening the straps would weork very well…

    but maybe you are not wearing the proper bra, because it shouldn’t be rising up that high.. i read an article that said that A LOT of women aren’t wearing the right bra and it stucked in my head :P

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    May 6, 2009, 04.07 AMby zickzack

    This is nice! And I like the fabric you used, I would never have thought of using velvet for a dress. How does it feel on the skin? You always seem to choose dresses that suit you perfectly.

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    May 6, 2009, 03.22 AMby lybu

    I like your version much more than the original one. Beautiful colour and perfect fit. Great work.

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    May 6, 2009, 01.51 AMby meseide

    Even though I usually don´t like velvet, I really like your dress! It’s so flattering.

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    May 6, 2009, 01.40 AMby kosmika

    Really nice! i like it in velvet and i like very much the simple straps: did you make it yourself ot used a bias tape or something pre-made? you did a good job :)

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