Sarah Hambly is a self-taught fashion designer who has been sewing for just 4 years. She learned the craft from her mother and what she could find on YouTube and Pinterest, and kept getting better by trial and error. But even though Sarah's experience in the field is relatively short, she isn't short on skills.

Hambly has already proved that she is really versatile, and could probably dress up any Disney princess. Or villain. I mean, she has already created designs for beauty queens, rodeo queens, films, brides, and pretty much everyone you could imagine.

On December 14, Sarah tweeted all the dresses she made this year. From elegant, houses-of-Hogwarts-inspired designs to a daunting baroque Kylo Ren, the collection quickly went viral, generating over 335,000 likes, and we at Bored Panda decided to feature some of them as well. They're just too good!

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Dress I Made This Year

Dress I Made This Year

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varwenea
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11 months ago

A star needs to wear this to a future Met Gala.

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"Dresses can take anywhere from a few days to a week or two to complete," Hambly told Bored Panda. "I have previously done dresses that can take up to four months to complete. Once I have a clear design in my head, I usually work on figuring out how to execute it and what materials I should use, and then go about building it from memory. Sometimes, when I know the project will take a while, I will sketch out the design first and put it aside until I have more time to figure out how to make them."

#2

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Ravenclaw

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Ravenclaw

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Hamilton Lover
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11 months ago

This is my favorite!

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In 2018, the designer moved to Reno, Nevada, where she currently resides and spends her time creating couture gowns, wearable art, and incredible headpieces for photographers and clientele all over the world. This year, however, has been different. "Since Covid had forced us indoors for a big portion of 2020, I wanted to help myself and others pass the time by sewing and getting people interested in sewing. Normally, when a dress is finished, I would photograph them and then rent them out for other photographers to use, [but because of the pandemic] I haven't had the chance to photograph as much as I liked, so I have kept them until I can showcase them properly," Hambly explained the situation.

#3

A Sorcerer Costume

A Sorcerer Costume

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Cooper Schultz
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11 months ago

I love this so much

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The price of these dresses varies a lot and mostly depends on the materials and workmanship. "A dress can cost anywhere from $2—I made one from a shower curtain I got at a thrift store—to thousands of dollars for special dresses from fabrics like fiber optics," Hambly said, adding that she tries to make a lot of textiles too, so things like custom embroidery, beadwork, and color can add up fast. "I make them all myself, each one is bespoke, and I don't tend to repeat any designs more than once."

#4

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Slytherin

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Slytherin

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varwenea
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11 months ago

I think my privates would be showing wearing this. Can I wear some bicycle shorts under this?

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#5

Elsa

Elsa

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Mshauri Mazuri
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11 months ago

Elsa's wedding dress

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#6

A Folklore Inspired Wedding Dress

A Folklore Inspired Wedding Dress

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CorgiGirl
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11 months ago

This one is my favourite. It just speaks to me. Cannot wait for you to design dresses with the "Dune" theme

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#7

A Dress Made From Fabric I Found On Wish

A Dress Made From Fabric I Found On Wish

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varwenea
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11 months ago

Wow, Wish actually have something that is nice.

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#8

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

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Jules G.
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11 months ago

It looks kind of like Ariana Grande’s dress, but in black 😍

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#9

A Dress Made For The Film Wonderwell

A Dress Made For The Film Wonderwell

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Lisa
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11 months ago

It looks heavy

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#10

A Loki Inspired Look

A Loki Inspired Look

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Soap
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11 months ago

Hey, that's my doggo's name <3

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#11

A Renaissance Painting As A Dress

A Renaissance Painting As A Dress

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Zoe's Mom
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11 months ago (edited)

Wow, simply wow. I would wear this in a heartbeat.

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#12

Dress I Made This Year

Dress I Made This Year

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

This is kick a**e.

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#13

Geralt Inspired

Geralt Inspired

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Mshauri Mazuri
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11 months ago

Oohh, I love it! Dramatic

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#14

A Peek-A-Boo Dress From A Shower Curtain

A Peek-A-Boo Dress From A Shower Curtain

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Lisa loves cats
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11 months ago

thats super pretty!

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#15

15ft Train Black Dress

15ft Train Black Dress

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Sheep
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11 months ago

Would wear all of these 100%

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#16

Yennefer Inspired

Yennefer Inspired

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YosemiteCat
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11 months ago

So pretty!

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#17

Daenerys Coat

Daenerys Coat

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varwenea
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11 months ago

I would totally wear that!

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#18

Fairy Inspired

Fairy Inspired

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Dorothy Parker
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11 months ago

I can see Arwen in Lord of the Rings in this perfection.

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#19

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Gryffindor

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Gryffindor

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
11 months ago

That slit is way too wide and too close to, well, you know.

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#20

Air

Air

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varwenea
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11 months ago

That needs to be worn in a music video!

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#21

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Hufflepuff

Houses Of Hogwarts Inspired Dress: Hufflepuff

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
11 months ago

whoa! i’m a hufflepuff, and i love that!

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#22

A Strawberry Dress

A Strawberry Dress

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Avery S Alberico
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11 months ago

Strawberry Shortcake Vibes

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#23

A Dress Entirely Sewn By Hand Made From Chainmail

A Dress Entirely Sewn By Hand Made From Chainmail

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Cooper Schultz
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11 months ago

This is so pretty!!

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#24

Holiday Barbie: 2019

Holiday Barbie: 2019

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narmadha weerasinghe
Community Member
11 months ago

Candy cane dress

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#25

Aurora

Aurora

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Little Dino
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow, it's very pretty!

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#26

Sugar Daddy Robe

Sugar Daddy Robe

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Jayne Kyra
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11 months ago (edited)

"Oh no, my poor husband! Who could have done something so cruel?" *sobs into a decorative pillow that hides the murder weapon.*

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#27

Fairy Inspired

Fairy Inspired

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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11 months ago

For some reason this makes me think of the princess child (Oracle?) On the never ending story.

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#28

Fire

Fire

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jasper
Community Member
11 months ago

Classy.

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#29

Stained Glass Bustier

Stained Glass Bustier

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
11 months ago

i love these!

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#30

Holiday Barbie: 2009

Holiday Barbie: 2009

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jasper
Community Member
11 months ago

So-o-o girly! I love this. :)

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