Also launched today is the Lolo Blouse which features gathering around the collar with long and feminine neckties at the back collar, and a beautiful high-low hemline.
The Anna Dress is a pullover woven dress that features a flattering waist cinching sash with an asymmetrical hankerchief front hem. It also features, my favorite, in seam pockets! Dolman sleeves give this dress a caftan feel. Another plus is this dress features no closures making this dress a quick and satisfying sew.
The pattern recommends cotton and cotton blends, linen, poplin, shirtings or chambray. I used a light/medium crepe from Fabric Mart. This fabric worked well, but I will definitely follow the directions next time and select a lighter fabric such as a voile or a chambray.
I did shorten bodice by an inch as I know Style Sew Me patterns are designed for a taller woman and I am 5’5″. Next time I will shorten the bodice by an additional inch as I am high waisted.
I also ended up taking in and inch on each side seam. This was my fault as I based my size on my waist size in the size chart. However I knew this was a loose fitting dress and I prefer my garments more fitted. After I took the dress in it worked well.
The Anna dress is a simple to sew comfortable dress that is great to wear on a day full of errands. The asymmetrical hem and waist cinch gives this dress caftan with a twist vibes!
Pattern Description: a modest and feminine drape with a flattering handkerchief hemline, side seam gathered ties, and side seam pockets!
Sizing: XS – 3XL
Fabric Used: Red crepe from Fabric Mart
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very!
Would I sew it again? Maybe
Would I recommend it to others? Yes
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