Gorgeous on everyone!

A review of Hannah Dress and Top

Reviewed by sewstainability on 24th May, 2021

The By Hand London Hannah dress seems to have become an instant classic in the sewing community. It looks fabulous on absolutely everyone, can be made out of fancy fabric for a stunning gown or out of a casual cloth for an everyday dress. This is my first Hannah dress but it definitely won’t be my last!
The Hannah dress has two sleeve options, the short sleeve you see here and a long, voluminous bishop sleeve. As I want to wear this to festive occasions during the colder months, I didn’t want big sleeves that I wouldn’t be comfortable stuffing inside the sleeves of jackets and cardigans. This short sleeve is going to be perfect for layering!
The Hannah pattern was straightforward to sew and is really thoughtfully written, I love that the bottom layer of the wrap isn’t gathered in the front so the dress doesn’t have two layers of gathers laying on top of each other. It was a really enjoyable sew!
I chose to make the size 12 and I am really pleased with the fit straight out of the packet, no adjustments were made to the size although if I were to make it again I would do a tiny sway back adjustment.