+ + +
I finished Anna a few weeks ago and only had time to photograph it now. This is my first time working with sheer chiffon, and it was a pain to cut and to work with. I sandwiched the chiffon with wrapping paper and cut through the layers which made it somewhat bearable, but it was still hard to work with. It also makes the dress look very formal, which means it will probably not get a lot of wear.
I used an invisible zipper in the back, French seams along the side, and serged the hem and folded it over.
This dress was also hard to photograph. Maybe it was the stark white background with the flowers on it, but
+ + +
Pattern: Anna, from By Hand London.
Pattern Sizing: Size 2 – 16.
Description: An effortless Summer dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a paneled 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.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Fabric: Sheer polyester chiffon, which was such a pain to cut and work with.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, had I chosen to read them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Yes. I really like long dresses.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None. The sides were done with French seams, and I serged the hem and folded it over, then stitched it down.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely.