This is, obviously, the second dress I have made from By Hand London’s Anna pattern.
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of this dress on me. It’s the same size as my previous one (I think I used a 2cm seam allowance because the last one was too big) but this cotton has zero stretch so it is toooo small. You can see it pulling around my ribcage. I’m also not sold on the colour on me – I looove the fabric, a light teal with seagulls over it, but a whole dress of it on me is pretty bleh.
In fact, I didn’t get a single good photo in this dress – which may be because I dragged Mr. Guy out for another set of photos after doing the Cambie; or because I chose to wear these shoes which I don’t like – too high and don’t fit right, and make me fel like a giant.
The lace at the bottom was just going to be a hem facing, but I decided I liked it and let it hang. Still not sure though.
This is the first item in a wee while (that I can remember) that I don’t really like. It is well made (except I forgot to clip the facing seam, whoops) but, after making it ~1 month ago, I haven’t worn it once – and that’s not just because spring hasn’t quite hit Wellington yet.
Fabric: Teal 100% cotton with white seagulls, from trademe. Cannot find the price, let’s say $20
Pattern: By Hand London’s Anna dress
Notions: cream invisible zipper, $4.50. Fabric and lace, stash