By Hand London - Anna Dress

£17.00

An effortless dress featuring double pleats at the bust, grown-on 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.

Sizes: This pattern is available in two size ranges:

  • UK Size 6-24 (up to 51" hip)
  • UK Size 16 - 34 (up to 63.25" hip)

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

What you will need:

  • Your fabric
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Dress makers shears
  • Tracing paper (optional)
  • 22" invisible zipper
  • Hook & eye