Here comes my 2nd Anna


IMG_1426Ever 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. IMG_1953IMG_1957IMG_1958IMG_1960  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. IMG_2040IMG_2039IMG_2047IMG_2056IMG_2061 Do you have any patterns you feel inspired to sew over and over again? I’d love to hear what are your favourite patterns.

6 comments

  1. This dress looks fantastic on you, I love the design it’s so flattering, I haven’t made this dress in a while so might have to dig it out. I think more sun would help me want to make dresses!

    • Thank you! I know what you mean about the weather. I try not to let it dictate want I make. I’d never make dresses otherwise.

  2. Lovely dress – and it looks lovely on you! I keep making the Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt over and over again. I pretty much use the pattern as my skirt sloper and add things on and take them off and change the length and the fabrics – if that makes any sense! Nice work with the insides of your dress too!

    • Thank you! I’ve never made that skirt. But for me skirt wise it’s Manhattan skirt from Capital Chic Patterns I find myself making over and over again. I’m on my 4th one and already planned another 🤓

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