Monday, July 27, 2015

The Jaanu Dress

The Jaanu dress is a sweet new dress pattern by Straight Grain and Tweemmerkeswater blog. I was lucky enough to test this beautiful pattern and ever since I saw the design, I automatically loved it. I'm pretty much a HUGE fan of all of An's patterns! :D
My favorite part are the box pleats and the drop waist, vintage look it has.

This pattern is that it comes in two styles, the Norah (pictured) and the Elena in sizes 1-10y. The Nora dress is the one I made. It has 6 deep box pleats all around the dress. This dress features a drop waist and a yoke bodice. I love how the pleat seams give it a tailored look. 

The Elena dress has a more A-line shape to it and it features two pleats on the front of the dress. I haven't had time to sew the Elena dress yet, but I will as soon as I have some free time.

For this blog tour, I made a new Norah dress, but didn't get to photograph it in time for this post. However, I will be posting about it in the next couple days, so check back soon! :D

I added a bow to the Norah dress just for fun, but it looks just as cute without it.

The back the dress has an invisible zipper and I really like the look of it. I can't believe I didn't use invisible zippers before. And it's not as hard to sew as I thought it would be. 

If you haven't learned to install invisible zippers yet, this pattern will guide you through it. 

Another cool feature of this dress is the hidden pocket on each side of the dress. They are located between the two side pleats and are almost invisible. So if you have a little Jaanu (sweetheart) who loves to carry toys in her pockets, this dress will not disappoint! 

Thanks for reading my post and don't forget to check out the beautiful Jaanus from the other talented ladies participating in the blog tour (see links below). 

And if you are interested in purchasing this pattern, go to Straight Grain Patterns shop HERE

Maria <3

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And here is a little short video of the Jaanu in action. Enjoy!!!


  1. I love this version of the dress -- so pretty and elegant! The bow is so sweet <3

  2. Thank you Emi! I thought the bow gave it nice touch :D

  3. I just wanted to come back to your post to thank you for all your help as a tester, and for making such a stunning Jaanu. I love really everything about it!

  4. Ohh I love this Norah dress! The bow gives it just that extra swung!
    The combination of the blue and white is lovely, very elegant!


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