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Posted on:4/1/14 4:33 PM
Last Updated:4/1/14 4:36 PM
Project Photo:By Hand London: Anna Dress by chenille

By Hand London: Anna Dress by chenille  
Pattern Photo:By Hand London Anna Dress
By Hand London Pattern Info
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Fabric:Slinky  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
An effortless Summer dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a panelled a-line skirt. Variations include both slash and v-neck options, plus midi and maxi skirt possibilities and a dramatic thigh high split. Super quick and simple to make, cut it short for the perfect festival dress, or make it worthy of the red carpet with a maxi skirt and thigh high split.
Pattern Sizing:
US 2-16, UK 6-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
mostly, but mine is slinky knit - not woven
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is my all time favorite dress - the bodice is so very flattering on all the versions I've seen. No dislikes - but be prepared to alter the back neck - it does run big.
Fabric Used:
slinky knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This is my second version - review here I changed the length to make it a dress. I added a neckband, and used steam-a-seam lite for the sleeves and hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think I'll ever get tired of sewing this! Yes and yes.
I really need to get a maxi version done in a woven this summer!
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supizoo said...
what a fun dress!
4/1/14 6:42 PM
Sheila457 said...
Pretty dress and great print.
4/1/14 6:51 PM
Annieq said...
Great fit on you
4/1/14 9:01 PM
AnneM said...
Very pretty; I like your tunic version as well. I was looking at this pattern recently. Let us know how the maxi version comes out for you.
4/2/14 6:45 AM
marjenann said...
Very lovely dress! Looks like an expensive boutique find!
4/2/14 5:52 PM
Re Becca said...
OMG how cute is that! That is the perfect fabric for the perfect dress. PS, I like it with the belt and thanks for the heads up on the back width.
4/2/14 10:45 PM
cln said...
So cute….just love the fabric. It looks very flattering on you!
4/3/14 9:02 AM
wildberrymom said...
Cute dress!
4/10/14 5:05 PM
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