Anna Dress PDF

By Hand London

£10.50

Buy the Anna Dress sewing pattern from By Hand London. Anna is an effortless dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a panelled A-line skirt. Variations include both slash and v-neck options, plus midi and maxi skirt possibilities and a dramatic thigh-high split. Super quick and simple to make, cut it short for the perfect festival dress, or make it worthy of the red carpet with a maxi skirt and thigh-high split.

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics with a bit of body are ideal, such as rayon, silk crepe de chine, silk charmeuse, chiffon, wool crepe. However, stable fabrics will work too, such as quilting cotton, lawn, batiste, shirting, voile, broderie anglaise, silk habotai. Try stitching pennies into the hem to give your skirt more schwing!

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60”) wide fabric: maxi skirt V1 and V2, 3.5 m (3.8 yards); midi skirt V3, 2.5 m (2.75 yards) // 115 cm (45”) wide fabric: maxi skirt V1 and V2, 4 – 5.2 m (4.4 – 5.7 yards); midi skirt V3, 2.6 – 3 m (2.85 – 3.3 yards).

Sizing: UK 6 – 20 (US 2 – 16). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 22” invisible zipper; hook and eye.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Digital pattern compatible with both US letter and A4 paper sizes; copy shop file; step-by-step illustrated instructions.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PDF

PDF Printing

15 pages (bodice), 17 pages (midi skirt), 43 pages (maxi skirt)

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  1. TheFoldLine

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    Admin TheFoldLine

    Kate: This is such a great pattern! Although it does take up a lot of fabric it was definitely worth it – its a really simple construction and the instructions are really clear and guide you through each step. The fabric came from Sprout Patterns (https://sproutpatterns.com/) who are part of Spoonflower and your fabric arrives with the outline of the patter printed onto it so no need for a pattern – if you are time poor it does save a lot of time esp with a dress with so many panels. Would highly recommend this dress to a beginner!

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    missmaddysews

    I made my midi-length Anna in cotton voile, with a cotton voile lining. The instructions were super clear and very easy to follow. The pattern came together beautifully. The only alterations I made for fitting were to grade to a 14 at the bust, and then add two centimetres at the shoulder seam to the front and back pattern pieces.

    The finished dress looked exactly as I’d hoped! I love the details of the kimono sleeves and bust pleats, I think they give this dress a very unique and pretty look. I wan’t a huge fan of all the taping (I have a pdf copy) but that’s the price we pay for convenience I suppose 😛 I’d rate it at an easy level, as with no sleeves to set in it’s much less complicated.

    I’d definitely recommend it to a friend! I made it in a UK8, grading to a UK14 at the bust, and my shape is a slim hourglass.

    You can read more about it, and see more construction details and photos on my blog 🙂 https://missmaddysews.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/forever-green-dress/

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    LivingOnAShoestring

    Love this pattern – I made it in lace with a silk lining and everything was easy to follow – great instructions and the sizing was spot on!

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    Thumblenina

    Fantastic pattern – super easy to sew and fit almost perfectly straight away! I’d reiterate @redwsews comment about the length though – I purchased significantly less than the pattern stated (2.6m as opposed to 3m), made it long enough to wear with 4-inch heels and still have enough left to make a little top (I’m 5’2). I did also have the minor gaping issue with the back neckline that a lot of bloggers have mentioned; I solved this on this first version with some small, barely visible darts, and next time will take the excess out of the pattern before cutting my fabric. Mine was made up in ‘Mulan’ rayon from Sew Over It. I’ve worn it to two weddings now – one in Vegas! – and it always gets compliments. I’ve never loved a maxi dress this much!

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    suziecreates

    I´ve made this dress out of silk satin for a wedding last year. As I didn´t like the shine of the fabric I used the matte wrong side. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I have a hourglass figure in EU36. The dress fitted perfetly with just a few minor alterations (raising the darts for about a centimeter) and feels wonderfully comfortable to wear. I paired the dress with Converse which matched the lenght niecly.

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    redwsews

    I’ve made this dress 4 times now and love it. It is beautifully written, very clear to follow, particularly when combined with the sew along on the blog.
    This first version was made in a drapey (cheap!) rayon and actually I love how it turned out. I did need a FBA but again the instructions were great.
    I do find it very long (which is surprising as I’m 5’7″) so if you’re more petite or prefer flat shoes / short skirts, bear that in mind, you might be able to save a little fabric!

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