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A review of Anna Allen Anthea Blouse and Dress

Reviewed by jenlegg_teescreatives on 28th September, 2021

In 2 months of buying this pattern I’ve made it up 5 times and lots more ideas for hacking. The sleeves sold it to me. It’s great though as it looks so much more impressive than it is to sew.

This is a link to my first version I made the size 10 no modifications in a fine cotton lawn. Fell in love immediately with this pattern.

If you follow me you you will know I love a jumpsuit and that’s exactly what I made next. More information on a blog I wrote for Sew Totally Me. I have worn this so much already!

Jen stood in a field wearing a jumpsuit and a yellow cap
It looks great as the top of a jumpsuit

I had a endless list of sewing and this next make wasn’t on it but ended up making this one and I love this too! The pink linen worked so well and the sleeves look great.

I bought this amazing IKEA fabric and I needed another Anthea fix. Picture of WIP.

Finally I made the dress version is this beautiful Autumnal shades of Liberty Print. It’s perfect over my jeans but I will be making a summer version too.

Hope I’ve inspired you to try ?

Thanks fo reading

Jen x