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Knit Anda

Added Apr 14, 2008

by reneebeth

Midwest, Minneso...






I found a goldmine of fabric in my mom’s basement, and there was a lot of this very stretchy, very heavy black-and-teal knit fabric. I decided to make an Anda dress out of it. Like my other casual dress I posted, I wasn’t able to print out the pattern (not because of the website, but a lack of paper in my house) so I just traced a shirt that looked similar to the Anda bodice and turned it into a dress shape. In general I had a lot of problems making this dress. Well, maybe not problems, but surprises! while sewing the knit fabric I put it on a stitch for stretch fabrics, but did not expect it to ruffle the neckline and the hem. the front neckline stretched out so much that I now just turn it over to form a sort of collar, and I really like the ruffly bottom. It also slipped right off my shoulders with the weight of the fabric so I had to make the neck hole much smaller than I’d orignally had it. so even though it didn’t turn out how I’d expected, I like the end result and it still only took me an afternoon to make!

Material Notes

heavy, stretch knit fabric





my mom (for her fabric)

burdastyle.com member Flowerhead (for teaching me how to make an elastic casing!)

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    Aug 13, 2008, 12.45 PMby jeannief

    I love the ruffling at the hem. You might think about another knit fabric on and ruffle the “hems” of the sleeves as well. How about the neck edge too then it won’t matter if you have to fold it over. On this dress could you fold the neck to the inside and weight it in the center with a little bead or flower or a pin and then it would kind of swoop a little – hopefully very gracefully. Just an idea. You did a great job- love the color, fabric , and how it fits on you. Keep stitching! JeannieF at Ravelry

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    May 6, 2008, 12.30 PMby stephaniemorgan

    it is fab!

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    Apr 14, 2008, 01.46 PMby justelaite

    very beautiful! i like your choice of colour and that hem.

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    Apr 14, 2008, 08.25 AMby reneebeth

    Thank you all for these nice comments! they’re very encouraging.

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    Apr 14, 2008, 06.48 AMby polychromatin

    I really like how it turned out because of the fabric! Thats a nice combination with that pattern. Looks really good on you and I love the color!

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    Apr 14, 2008, 05.29 AMby keelysews

    You’re so clever!! I was thinking that this is my favourite Anda dress that I have seen, and then to find out that you did it all by yourself…Wow:D

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    Apr 14, 2008, 01.17 AMby susisonne

    Beautiful! Great color!

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    Apr 14, 2008, 12.00 AMby mariegirl

    It looks great. I like the accidental ruffling :)

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