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Anda remake

Added Jul 25, 2008

by squarekari

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This dress is being submitted by a partnership. Two minds and four hands contributed equally to the design and
execution thereof- one being Kari (of this profile) and the other being Katie (of www.fatpatch.etsy.com).

The first thing we did to make this pattern our own was to chose materials that were obtained second-hand or
otherwise post-commercial. Three vintage fabrics were chosen: a mid- to heavy-weight black cotton with white
geometric flowers, a red, black and white tartan plaid jersey, and a plain gray for the trimming. Because the black
cotton is heavier than the fabrics recommended for this design, we chose to alter to highlight this extra structure.

The first major design change we made to the pattern was to to leave the shoulder seems halfway sewn and line the
area to make flaps which were then pinned back with decorative buttons. Secondly, the front of the skirt is slit,
and a pleated panel was instered to add a little swish.

The drawstring casing was made in the liner fabric for contrast, and the opening was moved to the rear. To
facilitate this change, the elastic portion of the drawstring was eliminated. A prim bow and hand-folded trim at
the collar finish the vintage-inspired design. To use trim at the collar in lieu of bias tape, pin trim on right
side of collar and baste in place, then turn the seam in-wards and top-stitch.

Dress is pictured over a tulle petticoat in order to highlight the pleated panel. Dress was made to fit L (12-14).

Material Notes

cotton fabric




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    Nov 18, 2009, 01.27 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    amzing how it turned out!! beautiful combination of patterns! i love it!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 04.08 AMby loyl8

    really cute I love the color palette really adorable

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    Dec 9, 2008, 11.09 AMby poshtottydesignz

    Really lovely!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 03.22 AMby christinesarah

    i love this variation of anda especially the sleeves. I am going to try to do them on my anda but is there any chance you could post a how to? Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 03.33 PMby bunnycrafts

    Very beautiful!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 05.05 AMby carottesauvage

    Oh that’s really cool! Greatest alterations so far!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 11.34 AMby squarekari

    I want to comment back to every one seperately to say thanks for leaving such nice comments, but I have REALLY SLOW dial up internet and can’t, so…. THANK YOU :) you’re all making my day~
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    Jul 26, 2008, 05.45 AMby naughtylittlepony

    Amazing! just about the coolest thing I ever saw!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.50 PMby karencilla

    this is such a great remake!!!!!! i totally love it!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 05.56 PMby emilykate

    Wow wow WOW! You girls have done such a great job. I’m floored.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 12.31 PMby annetteb

    Great details:-)

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    Jul 25, 2008, 08.06 AMby senasews

    wow, i love your anda – especially the inverted pleats with the bow. great work!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 06.57 AMby carlatv

    Amazing details! The color scheme, the texture in the fabrics and the toile are all awesome choices. What a wonderful job you and your team did.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 05.39 AMby calicocouture

    I love the fabric choices, and all those details! Wonderful. =D

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    Jul 25, 2008, 05.17 AMby maldrich

    How Fun!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 05.07 AMby sunnyb64

    I really like the pleated panel and petticoat additions— adds some shape to what I considered to be a rather shapeless pattern. And the fabric choices give it a great punk feel.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 04.38 AMby abucketfulofheather

    I love your alterations. All the little details like the buttons on the sleeves, the bow and the frill on the neckline are gorgeous!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 04.10 AMby olyaboieru

    I just love all the details you’ve added! Especially this shoulders with bottoms are soooo cute!! Very interesting combination of fabrics, I like this contrast! So as I can’t vote for me ;) I will agree with girls for sure! And in this dress I can still feel Anda’s spirit but it is much more interesting!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 02.42 AMby pippinsworkshop

    wow! i love it. I totally agree with MRB14, this is my favorite so far. Fingers crossed for you all! amazing!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 02.20 AMby mjb14

    This looks unreal. I love your alterations. This is my favorite so far!!!

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