Ever since I made my first Anna (blogged about here) I wanted to make another one. Preferably the maxi version with the slit at the front. To be fair, that’s the first version I wanted to make in the first place, but I was not sure about the fit of this pattern and I did not want to waste the fabric if it all went tits up.
I finally managed to do this a few months back. Yes I am a bit behind with sharing my makes. I am not very good at taking pictures of my makes once they are ready. I also tend to take them in bulk as well. But let’s not go astray.
I got my fabric from Abakhan, were else? It is a cotton blend, I think. You know I don’t really know fabric names, I just know it feels soft and it’s nice to work with. All I need to know to be fair!
For this version, I re-cut the bodice pieces in size 12, same size as the skirt pieces and did a FBA (of 0.5 cm) to accommodate my bust. Because the dress was so long, I have cut the V-neck version, to show a bit more flesh. Way tooooo… covered up, otherwise. Because I am so short and having to shorten the skirt, I managed to make the skirt out of 3 m of fabric. I did not follow the pattern pieces placing suggested in the instructions.
I used French seams on all seams except for the split seam and the centre back one. These seams were finished on the overlocker. I did not really used the instructions this time, only skimmed through diagrams to make sure there isn’t anything I need to know, before I made a mistake and needed to unpick the darn thing. I am very pleased with this second make. I do, however, need to shave of a bit of the centre back (about 1 cm) at the neckline as it is still gaping a little. Do you have any patterns you feel inspired to sew over and over again? I’d love to hear what are your favourite patterns.