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Sailor Anda

Added Jul 23, 2008

by kimsurf77

El Cajon, Califo...






I took on the challenge of creating the Anda dress from such a plain, simple pattern and turning it into something of my own creation. The first thing I thought was that this dress needed a signature – my signature – a hood! I love hooded clothes. So I traced a pattern from one of my hooded baby doll shirts and added it to the
Anda pattern. I also raised the waist line, gave it a V neck and added the peek a boo material, looped up the sleeves and added a little bow to the front. I wanted to keep it simple so that I can create a how to, but also wanted to make it special. I think the sailor Anda is definately special!

Material Notes

I made the Anda dress for this creation out of my fabric stash. I used a blue heavy weight cotton which was actually curtain remnants. and I used a heavy weight white ribbed knit. This pattern also uses enough 1/2" elastic to stretch around your waist (or bust in this case).





Thank you Nikkishell for the wonderful opportunity to create this dress and share it with everyone.

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    Aug 14, 2008, 02.25 AMby pinksalamander

    WOW! I wanted to make a sailor style Anda as my first project. I’m keeping it basic but you’ve really inspired me! Your neckline is far nicer than the normal Anda one.. great job!

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    Jul 27, 2008, 09.36 AMby mariecolette91

    This is sooo cute!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 08.10 AMby staticstasy

    Not my style but cute variation! :)

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    Jul 23, 2008, 01.51 PMby pinkhibiscus

    that’s a very cute variation!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 12.36 PMby camilaustral

    i really really like it!!!!!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 12.30 PMby princessfashionista

    very cute and timeless!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 10.26 AMby blueyedqt

    Very cute! The hood is an especially great addition :D

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    Jul 23, 2008, 10.20 AMby shanniebaby

    Kimbra your Sailor Anda is adorable! I love it with a hood. What a completely original and purely Kimbra idea. You did a great job!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 07.44 AMby carlatv

    Love the hoody! You did just a great job on this challenge.

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    Jul 23, 2008, 05.57 AMby olyaboieru

    I love dresses with hoods too!! And here it’s just this dress was born hooded ;) I like it! I wonder if Anda looks better in blue and white colors because mine is blue and white too! :) Only the model is in completely different style! I like front outsets on the white background too!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 04.38 AMby jd98

    really nice alteration. well done!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 02.13 AMby anajan

    Sailor indeed! I’m not a fan of this pattern, but you really made it look so cute.

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    Jul 23, 2008, 01.05 AMby mareike

    woow! thats amazing! love the hood!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 12.55 AMby lybu

    Very nice. I like it. Great color’s.

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    Jul 22, 2008, 10.29 PMby emilykate

    I LOVE it! And I gotta say Anda is not one of my favourite patterns so that is saying something :o) Your version is cute and jaunty and you look great in it.

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    Jul 22, 2008, 09.59 PMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    Golly golly golly! I absolutely LOVE your version of this dress!!!! Looks fabulous and I love that you made it out of your existing fabric stash. It looks so fresh and hooded dresses as to cute. Well done!

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