Another Anna

Warning: Sunglasses may be required for viewing this dress!



A while ago I saw this dress on Pinterest and fell in love with it.

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When I saw By Hand London's Anna pattern I was struck by how similar the shape was, so I set about a search for some similar fabric.

I couldn't find anything exactly the same, but I did find this:


I got this fabric on Ebay, but it's now available from Minerva Crafts.

I started making this version of Anna almost as soon as I'd finished my first.  Can you tell I love the pattern?!

I made the maxi length, with the slash neckline and a split that comes to just above my knee.   No one needs to see my thighs in a dress split as high as the pattern shows!

Anyway, sunglasses at the ready because here is the result.



I've tried some new locations for my photos too, taking advantage of the nice weather to go into the garden. 


Sorry about the strange facial expression of the one above, not sure what I was doing! 


I think the last one shows the fabric most accurately, and although there is (almost) no bright pink in the print, I love it with the pink belt.

I finished this dress about 10 days ago and have worn it 3 times already.  I call that a success!

I think I want at least one more Anna, but first I've got some other things to finish off.

25 comments

  1. I LOVE it! That fabric is perfect for this pattern!

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  2. It's super Sam, I really like the fabric and you make the most of it with the maxi length :)

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    1. Thank you Jacq. I'll certainly be noticed in this one!

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  3. It is lovely Sam - and I think you have acheived your objective very nicely. It is very bright, but your colouring allows you to wear it quite well, so enjoy it - which it seems is what you are doing:)

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz. I was a bit worried initially that it was going to be too bright, but I think it works.

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  4. Very smart fabric choice!! I think the maxi length Anna shows it off beautifully. Nice job.

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  5. Oh that is cool. I love this fabric, the colours are great and it really suits the Anna.

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    1. Thank you! I think it's perfect for Anna.

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  6. That's really pretty and the fabric is quite similar too! I have a bunch of pinterest inspired makes planned but no idea when I will get around to them!

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    1. Thank you. I've got loads of things Pinned that I want to make/copy, I don't know when I'll get round to them!

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  7. Sam I absolutely love this version of Anna! I love the fabric and I hope you get lots of opportunity to wear it. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. I'm wearing it every opportunity I get at the moment!

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  8. So, so pretty! I think the loud fabric is just perfect for this style of dress and length. I love that pink belt, too!

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  9. Just found your blog via Project Sewn. What a great dress! Love the cheery colours.

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  10. oh soooooooo scrumptious!!!! i just found you through project sewn as well. beautiful!

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  11. i think blogger ate my comment--this is wonderful, a riot of beautiful color!

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