Monday, December 8, 2014

The Finished Dress Photos

Do you remember Sewing Indie Month?  One of my projects was this Anna Dress.

Needless to say, the dress did not get finished during the month of festivities, then pictures had to be taken, and lots of other stuff got in the way.  Well, it took me a whole lot longer to get through the photos than I expected. 

But this weekend, I decided, enough was enough.  I suppose I could have waited until Spring for a more weather appropriate time to share this cotton/silk blend dress.  But instead, I will pretend I live in the Southern hemisphere, the sun is shining, and the weather is as balmy as it was the day these pictures were taken.

Just as a reminder about the construction of this dress, I prepped the pattern with a muslin, used bias strips of self-fabric to hem the sleeves, and reinforced the neckline and back opening edge with silk organza.

For a bit of  embellishment, I beaded a collar to add to the dress.  Now that I am finally getting around to posting these pictures, I have a mind to make myself a winter appropriate frock with which I can reuse the collar.

So, after many months, the dress finally feels finished (a project never really does until the pictures are posted to the blog)!

And now it is time to pull out my knitting needles.  My latest Knit Picks order has arrived, and I can't wait to get started on a new sweater!

Dress:  Made by me, “Anna” By Hand London
Collar:  Made by me
Shoes:  Franco Sarto


  1. Looks amazing. I think the collar would look gorgeous against a lush velvet or cashmere. Looking forward to seeing what you make next.

  2. I love the way the fabric drapes! Beautiful dress! And I'm with Nicole--the beaded collar on a rich silk velvet would be beautiful.

  3. Oh, that collar! It really makes this dress sing!

    1. Overheard Conspiracy Theory #1:

      "Lookey here, the gal who WANTS to grow up to be Laura Mae!"

      "Mmmm hmmmmmm. Fresh from that luv-fest over on the New England father-figure's blog."

      "I thought we weren't speaking of that?"

      "That cat is out of the bag; Laura Mae's level of admiration has spilled out of the NYC catchment area."

      "Ya know, three years ago to the day, HE mentioned her on his blog - the luv-fest which spawned all other Laura Mae luv-fests."

      "And if ya noticed, she responded in the comments section, detailing her very plan of attack, to go to NYC and attend functions with he and his - all of which has happened!! She made it all happen!!"

      "Laura Mae designs alright! Plans, measures, and executes too!"

      "Now these luv-fests, by people enamored/smitten/obsessed with her, are happening with increasing frequency and veracity of devotion."

      "Me thinks she's creating global "I'm it!" change."

      "And it's happening faster than any scientist could ever have predicted."

      "THAT Laura Mae!"

      "Yes, (pause, while reaching for a roll of Hug Snug) THAT one."

  4. Oh thank you. I've been looking forward to the big reveal and it's stunning! Beautifully fitted and that collar! SJ Kurtz is spot on it really does make the dress sing.

  5. The dress was well worth the wait, it's really stunning! When you were posting photos of your beading on Instagram I was showing all my friends your beautiful work :)

  6. Love this dress on you and the collar is stunning!

  7. Gorgeous, lovely fit and we sell love the collar! Your makes are always so unique! It's very cold, wet and windy here in the uk so very jealous of your weather!

  8. This looks beautiful!

  9. Wow Girl! You Look Amazing! Great Job!