I am so late for getting around to sewing this dress. I bought the pattern for the BHL Anna dress early last year and other stuff just jumped in front of it in the queue. My bestie and I planned to make this dress together as a sew along which added to the delay and we have had fairly different experiences with the fit. This pattern fit me very easily with very minor alterations (playing with the placement of the shoulder seam and shortening the tucks under the bust) and other than a little neck gape, which I have fixed in the pattern for next time, this dress is perfect. It’s so comfy and lightweight in Liberty Tana Lawn, just what I need for the really hot few days Melbourne has managed to experience after having such a crappy cold spell.
Despite my luck with the fit on this one, we’re still trying to get the fit right on my friends dress however. It’s a pity because she’s lost interest a little bit already and has cheated on it with a gorgeous little Tilly number that looks gorgeous on her – what’s a girl to do, so many patterns and so little time right?
I don’t know if there is much else to say about this, I actually made a dress in an appropriate fabric without really messing with it in any way. This happens so infrequently that I feel that there’s ’nuff said already. You can see the results for yourself….