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Hannah's V-necked Anda

Added Apr 8, 2009

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






I had said i wanted an Anda with a big skirt and a plain top after my last one.. BUT this turned out quite differently. I was looking for a new neckline, and found the “Heidi Variation Prom Dress”, and used that.

Then while it was long (below knee) everyone told me i looked silly, even though i thought it was cute! SO i gave in to shortening the skirt, but kept the skirt full rather than slimming it like last time.
I also used the bias strips as a trimming on the outer edge of neck/arms.
My other change was the elastic casing was moved to the inside of the dress, without tie bands. I quite like it :)

Material Notes

Checked cotton (gingham)
Purple pre-made bias tape




Garment Type


Burda Style
NOT the weather

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    May 9, 2011, 07.48 AMby sartina

    love it!!!the fabric is sooo cute!!!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 06.24 PMby mwelland

    Super cute! I’m not so fond of the original of this dress, but I love your version!!

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    Jul 24, 2009, 06.09 PMby jmgordon52


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    Jul 3, 2009, 11.16 PMby allaboutart

    This is so pretty! I love how you changed the pattern.

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    May 9, 2009, 12.47 AMby sepatumerah

    Overall, it doesn’t look like Anda. I like your version, it’s cute and look comfy. :)

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    Apr 12, 2009, 07.41 PMby bakainc

    this is perfectly adorable. i love how clean and crisp it looks!

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    Apr 12, 2009, 09.19 AMby lizah

    both you and the dress are so cute! love it! :)

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    Apr 9, 2009, 07.49 AMby nenasew

    Its so cute. I think this may be the perfect summer dress.

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    Apr 8, 2009, 01.57 PMby camilaustral

    i really like how the v neck looks ;)

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    Apr 8, 2009, 06.06 AMby hannnc

    I printed off the Heidi prom variation, and using the front-top half only, i layed it on top of the anda front, putting it where i found it to match up best. I didn’t change the sleeves to my memory, i did use the bias tape as an edge for them though. It is possible i slightly altered them in the way of the Heidi dress, but i don’t think so! What i did do was sew the sleeves furthur up under the arm, making them tighter, and taking in the shoulder seam to also make the top less puffy. If you do that, make sure you can still get in/out of the dress before you sew it too high! :) GOODLUCK don’t know how good my explaination was!!

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    Apr 8, 2009, 05.05 AMby catmagalhaes

    I love it. I’m now doing also an Anda tunic with a V-neckline.

    Tell me: did you insert sleeves? How did you do it? did you use a pattern?

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    Apr 8, 2009, 12.57 AMby lybu

    I adore your Aand. The neck line is great.

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    Apr 7, 2009, 10.30 PMby emilykate

    Oh, cute cute cute! I’m a big gingham fan and I like your tweak of the Anda pattern.

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