After all the makes with buttons and collars, and also the jeans (thank you for all the love!), I fancied making something that was a bit less complicated. The good old By Hand London Anna dress came to the rescue.
I have made an Anna with a gathered skirt before, and that dress inspired this one. I really loved that dress, and after several reprieves because it was looking shabby, it finally went to the recycling at the end of last summer.
The fabric is some cotton poplin from Fancy Moon, and is called "Happiness Paisley". It says "a spark of HAPPINESS Design Pi" on the selvedge. I got 2 metres in the January sale, and it was £6.49 per metre.
Having made several Anna's already, this was a pretty easy make. And I am, frankly, delighted with my print matching on the centre back seam.
Andrew said that he "liked how there where two blobs on the shoulders, and a big blob on the front. And also how the big blob matched across the back". Well, I don't think you can say much fairer than that!
Also, a big thank you to Suzanna from Sea Salt and Stitches who found some red Liberty Carline and emailed me the link. I've order some, and here is the linky goodness.
Have a great week,