Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Anna by Hand London – second (and the best) try

I have been sewing like crazy since May, and posting almost nothing on the blog. It is partially due to my BF photo strike, but partially by missing texts, as my free time is completely consumed by sewing.
And ok, I admit it, I have fallen down the Anna dress rabbit hole.

So I have made a second Anna dress. And probably the best one. The fabric is colorful crepe de chine which was just great for sewing and is very comfortable for wearing. I had already tested the pattern on the blue cotton, so no surprises expected and the dress just came out right. Should I say more?

The bodice is self-lined, no lining was necessary on the skirt.

I have finished it about a month ago and it got a lot of wear during the hot summer beginning we are just having.
No further modifications done, compared to the blue cotton one, apart from the fact that I cut out the back skirt 2,5cm shorter than I should have. I had to adjust the whole skirt which in the end is slightly shorter than I would like to, but that is fine for me. It is a summer dress.

Inspiration: motivation by my first Anna dress success
Pattern: Anna dress By Hand London
Pattern changes: shortened bodice
Technique: none
Fabric: coloured crepe de chine
Time to Complete: a week

Total Cost: 29 EUR


  1. Lovely dress, I like the lenght on you, definitely not too short. And I have the same, I have sewed quite a few items, but have not blogged about them yet. I simply didn't have time to take pictures. Hopefully this weekend...

  2. This gorgeous! What's not to love about the Anna patern?!

  3. Thank you! I just can't believe I waited so long to sew Anna!