I’ll admit it’s been a while since I posted anything. Blink and life takes over and you don’t realise. In this case my day job has controlled my available time and other days after work I just don’t have the brain capacity.
This however, doesn’t mean I haven’t been sewing. Mostly I just haven’t got round to doing photos.
The first of my completed make nine for this year was the By Hand London Anna Dress. Whilst when I first saw the pattern I wasn’t sure it was for me. But it grew on me and after seeing a few different people’s version I was swayed. I think what tipped me over the iceberg was Sian from Kittenish Behaviour’s Video of her Anna Dress Collection which can be found here.
I bought the pdf pattern and had it printed at the copy shop across the road from work for about $10 (mostly as the skirt pieces are maxi length and you pay by the length). I found it was so much easier than cutting and sticking. Living in a regional area of Australia pdf patterns are a godsend. My practice is to trace each piece onto baking paper which i easily locate and buy.
The fabric was from the sale rack of Spotlight. In the quilting section I think I paid $4 a metre and bought what was left. It is a pink chambray with a purple fleck.
I am trying to focus on keeping to a jewel tone palate with my sewing. That way I can mix and match, especially for work.
I made the midi version but added 3 inches to the length. Other than that I didn’t make any other alterations. After wearing it a few times I think next time I might do a sway back adjustment and a slight full bust adjustment.
So here is my finished garment (My other half needs training as a photographer), the dress is a little crinkled after being worn all day at work but I love it:
I have already completed a second version in navy floral poplin with a pleated skirt. Photos will be on instagram (eventually).
Have you made an Anna?