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my Hanna dress

Added Mar 9, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






This dress is made with pattern from Burda 08/2009, which happens to be the first Burda issue I ever bought when I started sewing :) The pattern I used is #128 and I don’t really know why it took me so long to try it out, but I’m so glad I finally did! I really love the fitted style of this dress, it’s a nice break from the silhouette I usually go for.

I’m not sure are there any rules about redheads wearing pink, but since for some reason I love this color so much I decided that redheads definitely SHOULD wear pink. As much as possible. Which I do :)

The construction of the dress went without any problems – up until I accidentally chopped off 10cm of the skirt hem. Whoops. On these standing pictures it doesn’t look like that much of a problem, but boy – try to sit down in a short fitted skirt without a vent. That’s what I’m talking about! But I decided that I’m gonna go with it, mostly because I thought that the style and the fabric is a bit too businessy so that shorter length would make it more casual. Kinda. This whole situation reminded me of good old Hanna Horvat and her well known tendency towards inappropriately short clothes. Although the style of this dress is much more Marnie like, the super inappropriate length puts it directly in Hanna category in my eyes! So hence the project name :)

Behind the camera – my dear friend Tea

Material Notes

Fabric is some wool mixture with a really nice shine to it, and there is an invisible zipper in the back. I also made the bow belt out of grosgrain ribbon. For the lining I used some fabric I had leftover from previous projects, but since I didn’t have enough of it I had to frankenstein it a little bit :)




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Preppy


Master behind the camera
Super cute sidekick

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    Mar 13, 2014, 02.34 AMby mususaygbe

    looks beautiful :)

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      Mar 13, 2014, 02.40 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it :)

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    Mar 11, 2014, 12.15 PMby liliv-1

    Amazing dress! This pattern is one of my favorites and I have used it many times. Your pink short version is quite sweet and lovely!

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      Mar 11, 2014, 05.18 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it! It really is a great pattern, I deffinitely plan to use it again.

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    Mar 11, 2014, 08.43 AMby Elena Perletti

    love the pleats and the lining!

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      Mar 11, 2014, 05.14 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Since I didn’t have enough of fabric for lining I had to make it out of two different fabrics, but in the end I really like it as well :)

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    Mar 10, 2014, 04.17 PMby Mokara

    Pretty dress. The color seems to work for you, but it is hard to tell in a photo. Have you done your color analysis to see if your skin is cool or warm? That way you can find the right pink for you. I love your patterned tights :)

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      Mar 10, 2014, 07.53 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I’m a big fan of tights, especially since I rarely wear pants :) I haven’t done color analysis, it sounds like a cool idea.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 03.10 PMby kihli

    I love your dress and I love pink, too! Everybody should wear pink! And your dress goes very well with your hair! I have this dress on my future projects list since this issue came out, now I’m thinking about making it in pink, too!

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      Mar 10, 2014, 07.45 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I know, wright?! Everybody totally should wear pink :) If you already have a pattern go for it, it’s really great!

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    Mar 10, 2014, 02.07 PMby kisses

    Nice dress…like the pleats

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    Mar 10, 2014, 05.13 AMby sewing fanatic

    lovely pleating

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    Mar 9, 2014, 08.46 PMby SassyT

    Love the dress, the colour, and the image.

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      Mar 9, 2014, 09.32 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! My friend took these pictures for me, she’s the best :)

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    Mar 9, 2014, 08.35 PMby MBarryKerry

    I love your dress and yes pink does suit you!

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      Mar 9, 2014, 09.31 PMby kelerabeus

      Oh, thank you! That’s good, because I made the skirt out of the same fabric as well :)

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    Mar 9, 2014, 07.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress, i love the pleats the fabric and the fit on.you. perfect x

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      Mar 9, 2014, 09.29 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I love the pleated detail as well, it’s very similar to the Marie skirt which I always wanted to try but I was too lazy to print out the pattern :)

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