Anna Dresses

Posing in the sculpture park in New Orleans!

Posing in the sculpture park in New Orleans!

I’ve made 2 Anna dresses. These dresses I am extremely proud of and love them faults and all. The fabric on the burgundy fabric dress I love it, so soft. I get so many compliments on this dress and I feel a million dollars. I think I maybe need to bring the shoulder seam forward 5 mm and the back waist seam drops down a bit. There are some lines running from armpit to shoulder which I am not sure about. The invisible zip I installed in the side ended up breaking because of the bunching at the waist seam with all the gathers and I didn’t properly press the fabric before hand picking a replacement zip so it is a bit bodged but I don’t care. I carry this leaning with me.

Black Anna Dress phtographed in Natchez USA! Chuffed with the dress in this picture.

Black Anna Dress phtographed in Natchez USA! Chuffed with the dress in this picture.

The long black dress, well, wearing black in the summer makes me feel good. This was my first dress I ever made and the first flat felled seams I did after seeing how nice they looked in a Hermes top at the airport. The rough texture of the cotton-linen blend I know will soften, but it reminds me I am here on this earth, in my body. The v neck I love as it provide good coverage. It also reminds me that I want to make a perfect v neck bodice with a too low v neck because I love a too low v neck.

I’ve heard people bemoaning this dress because it generates mono-boob-  I evaluated this in the lift at work in my burgundy dress – yes the mono-boob exists, but on a smaller chest it makes them look a bit bigger, so pay your money, take your choice! Will re-muslin if I make this again.

Even though I'm pulling it down, the fit in the back is nice even though I think the waist seam drops a bit.

Even though I’m pulling it down, the fit in the back is nice even though I think the waist seam drops a bit.

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2 responses to “Anna Dresses

  1. Both are very pretty! I have 3 Anna dresses and I love them all! I wear them a lot. Your black one is divine!

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