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Trial and Error Anda

Added Jul 21, 2008

by escorpio

Lund, Sweden






My fabric stash was decreasing so I was trying to figure out what to do. I was wondering if I should try altering a pattern here and then this challenge came up. Here’s my entry.
For the bodice I used the Anda top part and changed the neckline. From there I just did my best to fit it to my body. I did gathers between the bodice and the, sewn in, belt as that was part of the Anda look. I kept the sleeves as they were, just made the holes a bit smaller.
For the skirt I used it as it was, just lengthened it. In the front I used pleats and in the back gathering. For the neck- and sleeve lines I used ribbons which made the neckline a bit stiff. I put a zipper in the side since the belt is fitted to my body.

Material Notes

Striped fabric (don’t know which material, but it was cheap!), cotton ribbon, invisible zipper.







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    Jul 25, 2008, 04.09 AMby squarekari

    I love this one! The fabric is perfect and looks great with all the gathers and pleats :D

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    Jul 21, 2008, 02.14 PMby blueyedqt

    I like the sewn in belt and the new neckline :D. Great job!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 09.57 AMby maldrich

    It’s so pretty!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 09.09 AMby carottesauvage

    I like your take on the Anda dress. Yours looks very cosy and classy at the same time. Great belt and pleats!

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