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My Anda in wacky fabric

Added Aug 16, 2009

by lsaspacey

Hampton, Virgini...






I finally completed a Burdastyle pattern though I’ve been a member for years. I decided to try the Anda dress but without the elastic waist after seeing so many great variations. I had no problem until it got to the hem. My fabric was not suitable and stretched out of shape. Also, hemming a dress this wide, you have to allow for the hem to always look off because the sides will drop lower than the middle unless you cut it in a upward curve. I chose not to do this and love it just the same. I will definitely make this again in a more suitable fabric.

Material Notes

I used a mystery fabric from my late mother’s stash. Very slippery and stretched all out of shape at the hem.




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  • Jazz_paws_large

    Jul 13, 2010, 06.23 PMby connie-v

    Your Anda looks great. I think the dress without the elastic is much prettier and more classy.

  • Strickliesl_large

    Aug 17, 2009, 02.06 PMby buzzybee

    Very nice, your Anda! It looks great and the hem problems that you describe don’t really show.

    With stretchy fabric, I find that I have to correct the hem at the seam as yo describe. I cut a nice curve, because I somehow always get a pointy corner there.

    Did you use a zigzag stitch to sew the hem? I use lots and lots of pins when I hem jersey. I only fold it under once and stitch over that edge with a triple zigzag stitch from the wrong side (to make sure I catch the edge) ignoring the instructions which usually say “top stitch”.

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