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Neutral Anda w/ Obi Belt

Added Aug 22, 2008

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






My first Anda! So, without the belt it looks a little like a hospital gown :) But, the belt makes a world of difference. I had to cut the pattern down a bit since it starts at a 38, and I didn’t use the elastic/casing or the bias tape. Also the fabric was cheap, so it was more for practice than anything. I’m going to make a better one out of nice fabric later!
The obi close-ups reveal my lack of experience with top-stitching :) Luckily, people don’t normally look that close! You can also see the fabric a little better.

Material Notes

Mystery fabric- $0.50/yd at Walmart (linen-ish but more drapey), Blue canvas from IKEA, interfacing, ribbon




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    Oct 8, 2008, 03.29 AMby justmica

    Great and cute!!

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    Aug 24, 2008, 01.27 PMby brikendig

    Looks great….I love the simplicity of the dress and the belt adds a lot!

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    Aug 22, 2008, 08.53 PMby erdronen

    Thank you all for the nice comments! I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow. Yes, this dress can ONLY be worn with the belt – mostly because of the fabric I chose. It’s also a little too long and shapeless to be worn on it’s own. My next version is going to use a jersey fabric with the elastic band to see how it turns out, though.

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    Aug 22, 2008, 08.15 PMby littleredfox

    yeah i have to say i was skeptical of this pattern—i’ve printed but haven’t made it yet—and the hospital gown comment sort of confirmed what i feared about it. BUT yours looks so nice with the belt it is making me reconsider! great job! and congrats on your first dress!!

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    Aug 22, 2008, 11.52 AMby karencilla


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    Aug 22, 2008, 09.55 AMby milkyway

    I really don’t like this pattern at all but your dress look so gorgeous

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    Aug 22, 2008, 07.07 AMby borzoi

    Looks very elegant with the belt! Great job :D

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    Aug 22, 2008, 04.45 AMby corduroysarcasm

    i really like this….i agree it’s very classy and i love the obi belt with it…it’s the perfect touch…you did a great job!!

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    Aug 22, 2008, 03.17 AMby lillasyrran

    great job! The fabric is perfect and your cut makes the dress look very classy!

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