New Pattern Alert: Style Sew Me Anna Dress

Overview:

New pattern by Style Sew Me, The Anna Dress a woven pullover dress that features a handkerchief hem.

  • Skill Level*: 1/Beginner
  • Sewing Time: 1/2 day
  • Pattern Rating*: 4/yes

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.

Lolo Blouse
Pattern:

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.

Fabric:

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.

Modifications:

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.

Handkerchief hem

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.

Summary:

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:  Anna Dress by Style Sew Me pdf, print

Pattern Description: a modest and feminine drape with a flattering handkerchief hemline, side seam gathered ties, and side seam pockets!

Sizing: XS – 3XL

Difficulty: 1/Novice

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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