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Anda for Tesutii/Burdastyle Comp

Added Apr 2, 2010

by nicola82

Perth, Australia






Anda – a dress no more….
I kept the lovely wide 50/60’s inspired neckline and shoulders, but added some pleats to the right-hand shoulder to give it some detail. The body is tapered to the waistline, to which I added a peplum (to balance out the shoulders and sleeves. It can be loosely worn, or tucked in.
I really like the simple shape of the Anda dress because it leans itself to so many options. I was inspired by the pleats in the Maria skirt for the shoulder detail.

I used some techniques for the pleats from a book/bible called Pattern Making for Fashion Design – it was a messy process at first – but I eventually got the hang of it. Its the first time i’ve attempted to insert detail into an existing design. I really enjoyed the drafting process, it gives the mind a good workout.

Material Notes

The fabric was a beautiful italian print, from Tessuti. I’m not sure of its composition, but it may have contained some silk. It sewed so so easily, and draped so softly. I didn’t really realise just how vivid the print was until I took the photos. The colours are so 70’s what with that mustard and burgandy throughout.




Garment Type
Business, Romantic
Blends, Silk

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    Jul 31, 2010, 10.32 AMby nicaban

    beautifully done!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 07.20 PMby sewclairey

    This is so nice. I love the fabric choice. Also, it reminds me of the Collette Patterns Sancha blouse.

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      Apr 4, 2010, 09.32 AMby nicola82

      Thank you! Yes the colette patterns are really nice. Funny how you try to do something ‘original’ and it accidentally looks like the things you like :-)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 01.00 PMby nicola82

    There are some more photos, if you click on the thumbnail. Not sure why they aren’t showing….

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