My Anna Dress for #SewMyStyle 2017


After taking a month break from the #SewMyStyle challenge in October, I am back with my November make. Did manage it finish it in time, but it took me a while to actually write my blog post about it.

November’s make is the Anna Dress from By Hand London. To make it, I used fabrics from Fabworks Fabrics (some kind of slippery see-through fabric) – I got this fabric at the beginning of the year during the SewDownDewsbury and Abakhan Fabrics ( cotton to underline the main fabric).

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I started with cutting my pattern pieces in black cotton first and, in order not to get confused, I wrote on each piece before cutting into the main fabric. I used a water erasable pen, so when washed it will disappear.

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Once that was cut, I just overlocked the layers together and worked with them as a single layer after that. As I’ve made this dress a few more times (see here and here )there is not much I’d want to say about the construction. This time I did not even look at the instructions. The only change from before is that I have shaved a bit more off the centre back to make it more fitted and that for the hem I chose to do a blind hem, so some hand stitching took place.

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Also, to keep my facings from flapping about, you know how much I dislike a flapping facing, I hand stitched them to the underlining fabric. You cannot tell from the right side and feels great not having to worry about them when wearing the dress.

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I’ve got to say that this version of the Anna dress is my favourite as it fits the best out of the lot (only 3 of them).

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It is such a quick make. You can use colour blocking on it as well, with quite a few options. I think that would me my next option for this dress.

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#SewMyStyle 2017 – links to my previous makes in the challenge: January – Toaster Sweater, February – Saunio Cardigan, March – Virginia Leggings, April – Bridgetown Dress, May – Basics.Pocket Skirt, June – Briar Top and Sweater, July – Valley Blouse, August – Darling Ranges dress September – Yona Coat

6 comments

  1. The dress looks so lovely! The fabric worked so well for this pattern. The Anna dress has been on my To sew list for the longest time! Perhaps I should just go and sew it now hehe Now off to check out your previous versions of this dress 🙂

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