My dress for the Anna Dress Sewalong is done and I LOVE IT! The yummy fabric is Marni for H&M Silk Crepe de Chine. I LOVE this fabric! It was a dream to cut & sew and the best part is it is hand washable! I also LOVE that it has such a casual almost batik like print, making this silk dress very wearable:) And unlike my wearable muslin, this version has gone full length maxi. I used some remnant silk organza for the facings and it worked beautifully. When a pattern has a v-neck version, I would go for it 99% of the time. It’s one of the most flattering necklines out there. Again, I stuck to the original pattern US size 8/UK size 12 and lengthened the bodice by 2 inches. To me, the fit is so perfect. I need to find time to sew myself a few more Anna dresses.
And another between the centre and right front pieces.
The slits were blind stitched by hand and all other seams were finished with french seams. It was tough capturing both slits in action using my camera’s remote so I ditched that half way and set the camera on timer for multi-takes. That kinda worked I think. I tried my best.
With the slits, I was a little apprehensive of the wind but as it turns out movement and wind are definitely friends of this dress.
Am I nuts?
At first, I thought hubby wouldn’t let me out of the house in it. THANK GOD he LOVED it! I love the feel of the silk and how flowy it made the dress. It’s a 17mm thick (I think it’s either thickness or weight?) fabric and perfect for sewing up an Anna. This has to be one of the favorite things I’ve ever made!
Winner for the Emery Dress Pattern Giveaway
Thank you all for participating in the Giveaway and for all your encouraging words! They all meant so much to me. To answer some questions asked.
1) The shoes I wore were Irregular Choice and yes, the heels were the cutest garden gnomes ever! I almost feel bad ‘stepping’ on them.
2) I lengthened the bodice of my Emery dress by about 3 inches.
3) I usually take my photos in my living room. If you look closer, you can see dust collecting on the chandelier.
Without further ado, the winner of the wonderful Emery Dress pattern by Christine Haynes is Bec Stitches!
Congratulations Bec! Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing address and I will mail you the pattern once I receive it.
Blessed week everyone!