Completed By Hand London Anna for a friend

The By Hand London Anna is such a flattering design. I thought it would really suit my friend. She chose this lovely cotton and (and tiny amount of spandex) when we went shopping together. It’s quite sturdy and even though the Anna is lovely in a floaty fabric I’ve made it before for myself in a sturdy linen and it worked well. Here it is on the dress form.

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I overlocked the seams and facings to reduce the bulk and used an invisible zip.

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I used this gigham look bias binding, that I think is rather cute. I didn’t do it as the gorgeous By Hand London ladies suggest before doing the side seam, because although they are right and it is easier, I’m not as keen on how it looks as part of the side seam.

When M first tried it on, the fit was ok, but it was much better with a quarter of an inch taken out at the neckline side of the shoulder seam as well as an inch the whole length of the back seam. I ended up cutting the whole zip and seam out and trimming half and inch each side.

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How do you like this floral Anna in a sunny Canberra garden?

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4 thoughts on “Completed By Hand London Anna for a friend

  1. The dress is really cool and comfortable to wear. Can confirm perfect for a lunch at jamie’s italian! It is very pretty and I felt pretty special in it all day.

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