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VANESSA HANSEN STUDIO

Beautifully crafted designer sewing patterns for a wardrobe to feel proud of

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The Frankie Tankie

Beginner friendly sewing pattern with cute tie shoulder detail. 

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Vanessa has worked for many years in the London fashion industry as a creative pattern cutter. Now she is using her skills and love for sewing to make beautiful patterns for you to make at home. Her patterns are modern and have that extra flair - you will see nothing boring or basic about these sewing patterns. The instructions are packed with great skills to learn and are explained to you with detailed illustrations. 

View the Lynn Pinafore pattern

The Lynn Pinafore and Skirts

Sew this summer's IT-dress! 

The Lynn Pinafore is everything you want from a summer dress: easy to style, easy to wear and high swoosh-factor. 

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This pattern was a really lovely sew. Vanessa’s Instructions are clear, well thought out and include picture references. I had never done a Pin Hem and found her instructions to be concise and easy to follow. My first pin hem turned out beautifully thanks to her well-written instruction.

So, what are you waiting for… go get yourself a copy!

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The features of this pattern that I love are: the asymmetric skirt pieces which give it a really pleasing shape; the split for some peekaboo Jessica Rabbit style sexiness and the waistband, which makes the dress really fitted and stylish. 

This pattern takes a little bit of work and precision, it’s not a quick make, but I think you’ll agree that the end result is more than worth it.

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I absolutely adore the dress - I don't usually do floaty dresses but you just may have converted me!

The details and techniques at the front of the booklet were really helpful. It was my first time doing a pin hem and I think I’ll definitely use the technique in the future.

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