- challenge myself and learn new techniques;
- reduce my number of UFO's
- sew predominantly with fabric from the stash and:
- take my time and do things properly.
So here is a dress that I finished just before New Year's eve: the Starry, Sari Anna. It had been sitting unfinished for a while so it was time to get to some of the goals.
|Grapevine and beans growing like crazy - hard to tell where one stops and the other starts!|
I went with the V neck this time. Turns out that the V is a lttle to wide and deep for my narrow shoulders so there is some bra-strap action going on there. Perhaps I'll make some of those little bra strap tie things to keep it in place. I made the same size as last time (UK size 10) but took took a 1cm wedge out of each side of the back neckline on the pattern and also lengthened the bodice by 2cm. I also took the top in a little more when I inserted the zip.
tutorial on the BHL website for lining the bodice and the invisible zip is attached using the Sewaholic machine method which looks neat and saves on hand stitching.
I'll leave you with a couple of dress form shots without the belt.
So there we are, another Anna which, apart from the colour palette looks quite different to my first version. I also like the fact that a sari has been given another life as a summer dress! I may have caught the Anna bug as there are already many more versions buzzing around my head...
Pattern: Anna dress from By Hand London (used before = free)
Invisible zip = $3.50
Fabric = recycled sari from the op-shop = $3.99 and 50cm of batiste for lining = $5
Thread from stash
Total = $12.50