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Purple Square-Neck Anda

Added Sep 2, 2012

by nikkihuffman

Parma, Ohio, Uni...






I like the simplicity of the Anda dress and already made one without changing the pattern much (which I might post on here someday) but I decided to change neckline on this dress to make it more of a square/scoop neck.
I also added gray buttons and bound cording to the bodice. I thought it would give it a cute vintage look without it being frilly.
This is the tutorial I used to learn how to make the cording: http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/vintage-details-surface-cording-tutorial
A side note— This fabric rubs purple dye onto some surfaces. I think I’ll have to wash it by itself before I wear it again. Also, I think I will add side seam pockets to this dress, I didn’t think of doing that until I wore it the first time.

Material Notes

Purple Linen, gray buttons.




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    Sep 5, 2012, 12.01 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    i love the way you upgraded your Anda dress, it is really fantastic, this goes straight to my sewing list!!!

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    Sep 4, 2012, 04.03 PMby SassyT

    Lovely dress and I love the neckline

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    Sep 3, 2012, 07.33 PMby caireen

    That’s so pretty! I love the changes you made to the pattern. :)

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    Sep 3, 2012, 06.23 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Loving your Anda version!!! I’m also a big fan of the Anda… ooohh love the idea of pockets on this! I hope you will give it a try =) Happy sewing!

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      Sep 5, 2012, 04.25 PMby nikkihuffman

      I ended up installing the pockets right after I posted these pictures. They turned out well, you can barely see them from the outside. It definitely would have been easier if I’d done it while I was making the dress instead of having to tear out French seams.

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    Sep 3, 2012, 02.43 AMby bethmaryharley

    I love the colour (even if it does spread itself around…) and the changes to the bodice – it looks very pretty indeed! Really think it’s time to attempt my own Anda!

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