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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

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Bridesmaid Dress #5: Hannah

I'm happy to report that the fifth and final bridesmaid dress is done!  This one was for Hannah, one of my oldest friends, who always looks classy and stylish.

Her dress was inspired by this one from J.Crew:

To make it I combined three patterns for the bodice!  These two for a few details...
...and this vintage one, Simplicity 6899.  It had the basic element of the pointed midriff panel, but I had to reshape it a little.

You can see how I made some modifications to all three patterns to make it the shape I wanted!

I see now why I saved this one for last, I guess!  It was the most complicate to cut out but luckily everything went together well and it fits her great.

You can see the other bridesmaids' dresses here, here, here, and here.

(If you made your bridesmaids' dresses, or did any other DIYs for your wedding, I'd love for you to share them in the Adventures in Dressmaking DIY Weddings Flickr group!!)

21 comments

  1. This one's definitely my favorite! I love how it came out. Beautiful!

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  2. beuatiful I love it!!!

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  3. Anonymous7/11/2011

    A fabulous dress!!

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  4. i have loved seeing all the bridesmaid dresses you have made. they have all turned out beautifully! and such a lovely, thoughtful thing to do for your bridesmaids.

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  5. This one may be my favorite, because I'm so fond of pointy midriffs, but I really admire all the work you put in those dresses. I hope you'll have group pictures _ these five pleated dresses should look super good together!

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  6. your bridesmaids all look so cute in their dresses! :)

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  7. This one is my favorite! :)

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  8. It is darling and better than the original inspiration in my opinion. Your has a much better fit. I love the pleats in the skirt! Lovely! xoxo, Sunni

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  9. i would totally wear this, it's sper flattering and beautiful!

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  10. I first thought: "Too cute!" and then saw her awesome tattoo and thought "BADASS."
    So yep - both of those things. Nicely done!

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  11. What a beautiful dress and in my opinion, so much nicer and more chic looking than the inspiration dress.

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  12. What a great looking dress! You are going to have a very lovely looking bridal party!

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  13. I've been following along since the first bridesmaids dress and all of them have turned out so well!

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  14. Anonymous7/11/2011

    I LOVE that you made a different dress for each bridesmaid, you have done such a beautiful job on them all that I can't pick a favorite :)

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  15. Aaaw, thanks so much, everyone!! Hannah is pretty badass, but also soooo pretty! I am really excited to see all the bridesmaids together, too!

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  16. Realllly love this one. Classy and she looks very pretty

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  17. Even better than the inspiration dress! Much nicer details, and a great fit.

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  18. Anonymous7/12/2011

    By far my favorite one!!!

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  19. They all came out beautifully! Great job!!!

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  20. An impressive collection!!

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