P.S. I also have another version I made in a print to show you on Friday. It’s STINKIN’ cute.
the Anna dress (sew along)
May 4, 2011 By 53 Comments
tada! Another dress! (try to control your excitement)
I don’t often sew with solids (I’m a print lova), but I fell in love with this little dress when it was all said and done. Something about the simplicity of the design (and slight vintage flair) appealed to me immensely. Plus, I made it with some
cheap inexpensive shirting so the whole dress cost about $5 to make. Booyah!
I named it the Anna dress after many Anna’s-my sister (Jo-anna), my soon to be sister in law, Anna, and my good pal Anna, who always is a sewing inspiration.
I love the gathered waist and waistband, and the big white buttons! (ignore that stray thread hanging down on the right side….OH NO now you’re all looking at it!)
STOP LOOKING AT THE THREAD!
Anyways…er haha. I was inspired by a dress from Tulle, and basically copied it except for the back. (their back is a bit carazay!) I did change the sleeves into little puffy sleeves to up the cutesy factor.
Show me the back Sadie! lol. What a poser. In a good way.
It goes without saying that she loves the dress-besides picking at the buttons she left it on! For a whole day! (almost) Which is a small miracle in and of itself.
My fav part is the lining fabric! peek a boo!
Wanna hear the best part!? I’ll show ya how to make this dress for May’s sew along! Pattern and all, I’ll hold your hand step by step through this dress. Yay!
Here’s the supply list:
how much you’ll need depends on your child’s size. I used a yard for a 2T
again, I used a yard, but I lined everything since my fabric was slightly see through. If you’re using quilting weight cotton for the main fabric, you’ll just need enough to line the bodice. So, 1/2 yd would be plenty in most cases. (I usually use a lightweight muslin for lining, but it’s up to your preferences, of course)
lightweight, iron on interfacing (just enough for the waistband, I used some scraps I had)
that’s it! The sew along will take place next week, May 9-13! So see you there!