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Anda Dress with Panels

Added Apr 1, 2010

by Alexandra Mc...

Melbourne, Austr...






I used the Anda Dress pattern because I wanted an Autumn dress that I could wear it in the evening as well as during the day!

I didn’t like the idea of the drawstring so I chose a fabric which would hang nicely on the body. I also shortened the hem so it looked more like a party dress!

Further to this I altered the pattern by introducing panels in the front of the dress. The idea of the panels was influenced by the elbow pads you find on Sports Jacket.

To make these panels I simply traced the BurdaStyle Anda Dress, hand-drew the curved panel, as well as hand-drew the front sleeve. The pattern in the end consisted of four pattern pieces instead of two – One, front; two, back; three, front sleeve; four, front panel.

Material Notes

Red wool and brown Ultra Suede




Garment Type

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    Apr 4, 2010, 06.08 PMby dschudie

    love it! great idea and it suits you so well! <3

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    Apr 3, 2010, 09.21 PMby sibeli

    This dress is fabulous! I’ve looked at the Anda pattern many times because of the upper part, but I just loathe the idea of drawstrings around my waist…never occurred to me though to just not add one :-) Also, the panels are another great idea! Is a rip-off allowed? duly credited to you of course ;-)

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    Apr 1, 2010, 08.48 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    I like it, the panels are flattering, good choice of coulours (I <3 red) and the simplicity of the dress has a great childish quality about it :-)

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