"" The girl who makes things: First Anna Dress - c'est fini!

Monday, 16 September 2013

First Anna Dress - c'est fini!

It's been a good weekend, as far as weekends go. Firstly, I went home to the Yorkshire Dales to visit my parents and help them pick pick fruit from the apple and plum trees (if there's one thing I love about Autumn, it's the abundance of seasonal food) and then I made my lovely new Anna Dress. Don't I sound like I'm straight out of an Enid Blyton novel? I really don't mean to sound so twee!

Anyway, the Anna Dress was a dream to make I'm pretty pleased with the results. I love this fabric, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. And at only £4 per meter it was a bargain to boot.

Fitting wasn't too difficult either. I'm slightly pear shaped so when I cut out the pieces I made the top half a size smaller than the bottom half, a small adjustment that made a real difference to the fit.

I'm a bit lazy, so instead of finishing the seam allowances with zig-zag stitch or a french seam, I just used pinking shears. Well, hey, I'm the only one who's going to see it from the inside.

It's been wonderful to see all the different variations of this dress and I'm so pleased to have finally made my contribution.


  1. Wonderful! I've just bought this pattern. Can't wait to start it!

  2. I've just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad! Your Annas are gorgeous, but this one in particular takes the cake :)