I kept seeing the Anna dress pop up on blog after blog last summer/fall and everyone was raving over it, so when I won a gift card to Backstitch I quickly settled on the Anna. I started my Anna dress back in the fall, but then abandoned it when the weather got cold. I was so excited when spring came so I could finish her up! What I love so much about the Anna dress is the bust pleats on the bodice. They are so unique! I used a quilting cotton for this dress, but it would really be better out of something with more drape. The fabric is called Bohemian Charms in Honey by Art Gallery Fabrics. The skirt has 6 panels that you must line up to either a dart or a seam, so I would rate this pattern adventurous beginner or intermediate. Next time I make this dress, I think I’m going to try a simple gathered skirt instead. The neckline has 2 options, the V neck that I chose or slash neck. I chose the V, because all the dress I’ve made aren’t V neck. I love the other neck option too! I sewed the sleeve and skirt hem down by hand for a perfect finish. I have plans to also sew the Flora and Elisalex over summer break! From what I’ve read/seen, people are loving these 2 patterns just as much!
Me Made May Finale
Day 25: Pattern- Sewaholic Gabriola, Fabric- Amy Butler rayon challis
Day 26: Pattern- See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum, Fabric- knit from Girl Charlee
Day 27: Pattern- Colette Zinnia, Fabric- sateen from Five Eighth Seams
Day 28: Pattern- Sew Caroline Tank Dress, Fabric- Geos in Deep Marine by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
Day 29- Pattern- Can’t remember, one of the Big 4, Fabric- Amy Butler Apparel Sateen
Day 31: I went out in style with 3 “me mades”!
Pattern- Wiksten Tank, Fabric- Anna Maria Horner Rayon
Pattern- Wiksten Tank lengthened to a maxi, Fabric- Anna Maria Horner Rayon
Me Made May was a success (even if my alarm made me miss the first day)! I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s makes. I will definitely be making some more tops to add to my me made wardrobe. I love dresses and skirts, but some days you just feel like wearing pants!