I have enjoyed everyone's versions so very much, all so elegant and sophisticated, just
as inspired and beautiful as the pattern itself, in its impeccable packaging..
I was so excited to try this pattern right away when I received it in the mail, and I was equally
excited about my feather print rayon from Mood. Only catch was I had only bought 3 yards,
and the maxi version of the Anna dress calls for 4.4 yards..
so I was resolved to make the tea length, variation 3.
I opted out of the neck facing and instead used a self bias binding.
Here is the inside view, I am so proud, all french seams. I just wanted the dress to
be light and airy and effortless.
It could stand to be shorted it a bit more, it almost looks matronly at knee length,
god forbid I go for something sexy!
I did 2 top muslins to get the ease at the waist right.. I just didn't want it to be too tight
And here with my Gerard. I definitely think it could be shorter by an inch or two.
All in all I am pretty pleased with pattern, I think it is very reminiscent of the 40's..
who knows, maybe I will wear this swing dancing? Now I am raring to go and join the
maxi Anna club!