Wednesday, August 27, 2014

An Entirely Different Dress

I had a plan.  The leftover Asher print that Peter sent me a couple of years ago was going to make a fabulous dress for Male Pattern Boldness Day.

But time was running out, and I did not want to rush the dress and make a stupid mistake with no extra fabric available if the unthinkable happened.

So out came this cotton voile and the Anna Dress pattern.  At least I knew what to do with this one!  

I originally meant to make this more of a tea length garment, but what I cut turned out to be more ankle length.  Those ridiculously long skirt pattern pieces always throw me off!    

I rather like the end result, so I decided not to cut off the excess.

I made a self-fabric belt, but changed things up a bit by adding a wide grosgrain ribbon as a belt for my second wearing of the dress.  This breaks up the busy print better.

And now I have another comfy cotton dress perfectly suited to summer weather.

Dress:  Made by me, By Hand London's Anna Dress
Shoes:  Nine West


  1. It looks lovely, I originally bought that fabric to make into a dress, but ended up going with a full circle skirt. It works well for that too. Just wish I'd bought more of it now.

  2. Gorgeous! Think this is the nicest Anna dress have seen. I prefer the V neck and just love this fabric!

  3. I don't think I've commented before, but I've been following your blog for two years and this is definitely my favorite dress of yours and my favorite Anna ever. I hope it gets lots of wear because it looks great on you!

  4. Beautiful!! This dress has such a nice shape!

  5. This is so pretty, it looks like it has lovely movement. One of those dresses made for a good summer breeze.

  6. Soooo cute. I love it long. It's just a little bit unusual and that's a good thing.

  7. Legs for days! The proportions maximize everything you have going on. The fullness of the skirt shows a natural elegance, and the print radiates a fun outlook.

    I am no longer certain you out-do yourself, so much as represent every facet of yourself truthfully.

    And your fan-base grows....

  8. It's so lovely and perfect for these last few days of summer, when one wants their outfits to celebrate some of the best elements of both seasons.

    ♥ Jessica

  9. Wow! This is a true delight! It really reminds me of 30s garden party dresses! I love that you decided not to cut it to tea length!


  10. Gorgeous and it suits your figure.