A review of Anna Allen Anthea Blouse and Dress
Overall, I found the pattern a relatively easy sew. I made a top in size 4, view A, but ended up cutting the top-down to a size 0. There is still plenty of volume, but the top doesn’t stick out which is what was happening in the size recommended for my measurements. As per the instructions, the arm cuffs are cut on the bias. I found that the cuffs wanted to flare out which wouldn’t have happened if I had cut them on the straight of grain. I used premade bias binding for the neckline as I wanted a rigid fabric that wouldn’t stretch out. The bias binding in my stash was the perfect match.
A full review can be found on my blog here.