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Happy Anda

Added Sep 23, 2007

by myk

Manila, Philippines






I am working on two anda versions and I’ve finished one – the more casual one. The formal version is still in the works. I placed a little peek-a-boo hole at the back and some pleats on the neckline to add volume at the top. I dropped the waistline elastics to the hips. The edges of the sleeves and hem are raw and finished with a twin needle embroidery. I messed up a bit on the neckline since I made it too wide to give way to the bias ribbon :( One last thing, I added in seam pockets (thanks Nayantara for the how-tos!

Material Notes

linen-cotton and stretch cotton for the ribbon




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    Aug 29, 2008, 04.18 AMby mrslevinson

    Ive never made any clothes before….i usually make bags. im going to try this pattern out but would like to say..your version is amazing! Really great. x

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    Jul 16, 2008, 08.22 AMby emagggie

    That is fabulous, very stylish.

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    Jul 15, 2008, 12.34 AMby deecrick

    That’s really clever – so creative and it looks great on you.

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    May 26, 2008, 02.44 AMby sylphide

    It’s so perfect, much better than the original one.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 05.08 AMby morningdove

    WoW…. you have an amazing talent!!…

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    Mar 27, 2008, 07.03 AMby caroline-fr

    looks really nice, i love the collar/neckline

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    Jan 4, 2008, 01.15 PMby sicilia

    Very nice – nice idea and lovely fabric!

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    Nov 20, 2007, 04.16 PMby strossdag

    I absolutely love the keyhole back, i definitely want to do a similar cut.

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    Nov 2, 2007, 08.47 PMby apriljay79

    This is friggin’ fabulous, I just love it – good work on modifying the pattern to make it your own.

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    Oct 14, 2007, 09.14 AMby jj1

    Yes, your neckline is awesome. Great mod.

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    Sep 27, 2007, 05.05 AMby elainemay

    i LOVE the neckline. great job again, myk!

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    Sep 26, 2007, 12.52 AMby ctee

    wow ! look awesomely perfect =] your stitching look so straight =O

    *claps furiously

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    Sep 25, 2007, 03.57 PMby amarie

    You have amazing vision. Never would have thought this from the pattern. Love the neckline.

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    Sep 25, 2007, 12.14 PMby mirela

    Your alternation is such a success! I love everything about this and think the Anda is otherwise quite boring compared to your creation…I remember seeing the Anda in a different light with a bold pattern fabric, but this is way better!

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    Sep 25, 2007, 09.18 AMby airborne

    ate mik this is aki!! wahaha galing naman ni mama!! :]

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    Sep 25, 2007, 06.08 AMby windsy

    i really like the neckline, with that draping bow. i think the waistline would be weird on the wrong person, but it works with your frame.

    good work!

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    Sep 24, 2007, 12.15 PMby myk

    I’m glad you all liked it :) Thanks! Backie: I opened up the neckline a bit which is why it’s a little wide and has pleats, but for a beginner, I would suggest that you just take off around two inches from the shoulder to make a wider neckline.

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    Sep 24, 2007, 10.59 AMby nayantara

    This is fabulous! The keyhole in the back is such a great idea! I’m glad you added pockets!!

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    Sep 24, 2007, 03.54 AMby lauriana

    I love the neckline and back you made!

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    Sep 23, 2007, 05.42 PMby pinkhibiscus

    so cute!!

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    Sep 23, 2007, 06.16 AMby emilykate

    AAAAAAAAARGH! I love it!!! You look great in it. It has a great sorta 1920’s flapper vibe with the drop waist and the floppy-bow neckline.

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    Sep 23, 2007, 04.50 AMby fashion1

    looks funny and interesting! it sit well on you, great fabric!

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