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Grass Green Anda

Added Jul 27, 2008

by mscleaver

Portland, Maine,...






My adaptation of Anda for the mini-challenge.

I shaved a couple of inches off the waist and and added darts to the bust and back for a more fitted look.

When cutting the back, I added a 5/8" seam allowance down the middle and cut the back into two equal pieces.

To accommodate the new body shape, I added a zipper to the back and some buttons and bias tape loops for flair.

I trimmed an inch off the collar to make it more of a boat-neck and added some decorative stitching in lieu of the bias tape.

I shortened the hem by several inches and added a 3" wide yellow band, with matching smaller yellow bands at the sleeves.

Last, but not least, I hand-embroidered a grass motif on the lower left front side of the dress.

Material Notes

Green and yellow broadcloth, 14" zipper, 3 yellow plastic buttons, and thread.




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    Aug 5, 2008, 12.18 PMby coisasfugidias


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    Jul 29, 2008, 08.56 AMby rebexy

    awesome! do you think i could add front darts without having to add a zipper? i’ve got pieces cut for the anda, and now trying to figure out how i want to alter without getting too crazy…

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    Jul 29, 2008, 07.33 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow, puts you in a good mood straight away!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 11.56 AMby mirela

    Cute Green and Yellow! I like the embroidered part a lot, and the fit too, the darts make me like Anda now…

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    Jul 28, 2008, 03.52 AMby nicola82

    I love the colour combo, suits you perfectly!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 01.12 AMby lybu

    I like your Anda. Nice color’s.It fits you perfect

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    Jul 27, 2008, 09.20 PMby djeatsflesh

    Your Anda dress actually makes me like the pattern! This is so very cute, I want one! Great job, it looks so great on you!

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