Duchess Kate: teal gown by Jenny Packham

Bespoke version of the “Aspen” teal gown. The dress features an emerald lace bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals and small covered buttons at the back, lace cap sleeves, a Swarovski beaded ribbon belt, and a flowing silk chiffon skirt. By Jenny Packham.

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This is a marvelous gown with exquisite details and luxurious features.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress on 11th May 2012 to attend Our Greatest Team Rises Gala dinner at the London’s Royal Albert Hall, London.

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2- The gown was worn again on 8th November 2018 at Banqueting House, London.


Duchess Kate: white and botanical print dress by Catherine Walker

Summer dress with a white bodice and a wild flowers print skirt. The dress features cap sleeves, a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. By Catherine Walker.

Lovely and fresh dress, ideal for the summer.

1- Kate wore the dress on 16 July 2017 to attend the men’s final at Wimbledon.

Duchess Kate: cornflower blue dress with white polka dots by Jenny Packham

Cornflower blue silk crepe de chine dress with white polka dots, cap sleeves, a gathered empire line and self belt. It is a bespoke piece created by Jenny Packham for the Duchess.


1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it 23rd July 2013 to present Prince George to the world the day after his birth and leaving St Mary’s Hospital, London.

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Duchess Kate: yellow pleated shirt dress by Jaeger

Knee-length yellow pleated cotton shirt dress cinched at the waist with an attached bow and featuring a full skirt, cap sleeves, shirt collar, belt loops and button fastening through the front. It is by Jaeger.

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This is a very summery and unpretentious dress that seems very comfortable. It may lack a bit of elegance for an official royal visit.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 17th September 2012 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Duchess Kate: “Shola” camel bandage dress by Reiss

This is the “Shola” cap sleeves figure hugging camel dress with a box neckline, asymmetric overlays on the skirt, a band around the waist and a concealed zip at the back. 57% viscose, 41% modal, 2% elastane. It is by Reiss.


I find this dress very pretty even though it lacks the quality of cutting and material of high fashion brands.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 24th May 2011 to meet Barack and Michelle Obama in the grand 1844 room of Buckingham Palace, London.

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Personal sewing project: Dress 103 Burda 08/2014

Dress from Burda Style: Straight cut, pure in style and not a bit simple: this dress has geometric seamlines that hug the body and futuristic cap sleeves.

Pictures and line drawing from the magazine:

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I didn’t find it too difficult to sew this dress despite all the many pieces. It is a good pattern, very flattering.

Below are the different steps of the sewing. Creation of the bodice, the front and back of the dress. The front and back put together. Creation of the lining that is added to the dress and finished dress front and back.


And the dress worn: