As good as the hype!

A review of Anna Allen Anthea Blouse and Dress

Reviewed by sewslowsarah on 8th October, 2022

The Anthea blouse was one of those patterns that everybody seemed to be making, and as I love a big sleeve, and a shirt, I decided to give it a try too. I had this fab spotty cotton fabric in my stash and decided they’d be the perfect pairing for a pretty ‘extra’ make.

I usually need an FBA, but there’s lots of ease in this so I tried without, and think I just about got away with it! I made a straight size 12 based on my measurements and am happy with it, which is always nice.

The instructions on the pattern are very clear, and it comes together really quickly. Definitely one for a confident beginner and above. I may have made more already ? I’ve written more details, with photos, on my blog: