Anna Dress

December 5, 2015

Anna Dress

I made my first Anna Dress by By Hand London last week.  I'm very happy with the results!  I bought the pattern about a year ago online from BHL, so I consider myself lucky to have one of the paper patterns, they are wonderfully packaged and produced.


Anna Dress

It's made out of quilting cotton from Spotlight and fully lined with Bemsilk.  I really love the pleats for the bust.  It gives it such a sweet detail.  


Anna Dress

The other thing about Anna that I love is the fit.  I cut a straight size 12 and as you can see the fit is great.  I don't remember the last time that I was able to cut a straight size in a pattern and not have to grade between sizes.  This is either due to the wonderful pattern or the fact I recently joined a gym.  I'm crediting the pattern ;).


Anna Dress

My only slight complaint is that the skirt isn't as floaty as I had hoped, I do think that my choice of fabric was the contributor to that.  I have plans for a chiffon and lawn Anna for Christmas.  I was planning on replacing the skirt with a circle skirt.  That should ensure that it is plenty floaty!  I finished the hems with a rolled hem using my overlocker.  I've also decided I'm never hemming using any other method again.


Anna Dress

My invisible zip isn't 100%, but I'm still pretty happy with it. 

Please excuse the quality of the photos, there is only so much I can do by myself :).  

Anyway, I've got plenty of sewing planned for the upcoming weeks, so I better get cracking.

Emma

8 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! This turned out lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I'm very happy with it!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! I love this pattern, and your version of it is great - interesting to see how it looks in a crisper fabric too! I'm off fabric hunting for my next Anna today...wish me luck!

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    1. Thanks Maddy! I can't wait to try it in a softer fabric, while the quilting cotton does give it a crisp look I really want a floaty skirt! Good lucky finding what you're after! I really need to go on a fabric diet.

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