Added Feb 3, 2010
This is my first ever sewing project – I’m quite proud I managed to finish it as I am quite impatient!
I went a bit overboard on the sizing when I cut it out, so I have had to take this in a few times and I’m sure it’s still a bit too big – it looks massive on the hanger!!
I got some help from my mother in law for the bias binding around the neck and sleeves. I also made the dress shorter than the pattern suggested. I have some navy-style brass buttons (cut from a old lady’s cardigan I bought at a jumble sale!) that I am going to add on top of each sleeve – I will re-post the pics once I get round to sewing them on.
This is definitely not the most flattering style for my body shape – especially on top, but I am definitely going to use it as the basis for some more dresses.
The fabric cost me £2, so, with the bias binding this dress must come to about £3!! And the belt is Primarni, so altogether a very cheap outfit!!
P.S. This dress is based on the original Burdastyle Anda but for some reason I can’t choose this as the ‘project it is based on’ bit….so I had to choose the Sailor Anda instead.
Navy blue cotton with small white polka dots,
White bias binding
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