Another Anna Dress

Most of you will know that my favourite dress pattern is the By Hand London Anna dress so it will come as no surprise to you to see that I have made another one! Number 4!

Gutermann Anna dress

This time I have made it slightly longer, although not quite a maxi-dress so no slits I am afraid. The fabric is from our new gorgeous Gutermann ‘Ring of Roses’ range, I couldn’t decide between these 2 designs so I just used them both! I think I am ready for Spring now so lets hope it comes soon!

This is a beautiful range of fabrics that is great for dressmaking, but would be equally as good for quilting and home furnishings.

My next sewing project is a bit of a secret as I am making the new Sewaholic garment, it is not released until the 13th March so you will have to wait a few days before I reveal it.

What are you making for Spring?

Charlotte skirt sewalong – waistband & removable peplum

I am really enjoying the Charlotte skirt sewalong, it has made me slow down and take my time making a garment rather then rushing in to it and making loads of silly mistakes. I think this has probably got to be the best waistband I have ever fitted!

Charlotte skirtI am still to do the blind stitching but I have a long car journey tomorrow so I shall do it then (I am a passenger not the driver!)

Charlotte skirtAs I said in an earlier post, I don’t want to attach a peplum as I think I will wear this skirt a lot without one, but I would like to occasionally wear it with one so I have made a seperate peplum, all I have done is cut out another waistband and attached it to the peplum!

Charlotte peplumI will put some hooks & eyes on as fasteners and there we are, with or without peplum!

peplumWhoops, that photo is a bit blurred! I will post a better one when I have finished, next step Hemming!