Lives up to the hype

A review of Anna Allen Anthea Blouse and Dress

Reviewed by sewinglikethewolf on 28th February, 2022

I am not usually a serial pattern repeater but I have made three iterations of this pattern now – two blouses and a dress – so that says a lot about how good this pattern is!

The sleeves are wonderful and billowy, the finishing around the neckline is simply drool-worthy, and above all, it just feels so good to wear. It fits really nicely without feeling too oversized.

It is really easy to make, nothing is too taxing. Perfect for beginners. Just be careful not to stretch out your bias binding, especially on the cuff.