Another By Hand London–First Anna

By the time you read this I am on my way  to meet some lovely ladies in London among them:– Amity – Lolita Patterns, Clare –SewDixieLou. I am so excited. Can’t wait to  meet them this is my first crafty meet up.

But I am supposed to  share with you  my fist Anna dress. I started it at the same time as the sew along  – by the girls at By Hand London. But I got distracted a little by my coat.

However, last night I finally managed to hand sew the hem. Its great. So love it. No adjustments were needed.  The only thing I do not like is that I am crap at inserting the invisible zip. You can see the bloody  think. Next time I will follow at the instructions including ironing it before. But the good news is this time the waist meets perfectly on the zip.

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Fancy dress! Smile And  for this one I did not even have to buy  any fabric. I used some that was already in my stash that’s how I ended up making a two tone one Smilesimona 1



  1. Have a great time in London, i won’t be there to curb your fabric shopping ! Lol….. Should I ring the shops and warn them your on your way?

    • Today was great. Been good though only got a souvenir from Liberty shop in London. But tomorrow me and Amity are going to hit some fabrics shops 😉

  2. Those colors together look surprisingly awesome! Nicely done! I used Collette and Gertie invisible zipper tutorials after my first invisible zip was crap. The last few have been beautiful! ~Laurie

  3. That dress is fantastic & fits you like a glove! Fabulous colour combo too! I love how the fabric appears to shimmer in the photos 😉

  4. Your dress looks great! and seems to fit perfectly. You might think you haven’t done a great job on the zip but I bet all the people out there who don’t sew won’t notice – they’ll just be envious of your skills. I must get myself an Anna pattern before too long.

    • 😍thanks. To who I showed it said its nice and did not mention the zip. Probably they did not even notice. Just I know!,

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