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Smocked Anda

Added Jul 25, 2008

by senasews

Koblenz, Germany






I added a smoked area at the waist to get more silhouette into the anda pattern. Therefore i traced a size 38 in the upper part and a size 50 in the lower part. Afterwards i closed one side seam and marked a grid of 1,5cm x 1,5cm at the waist area. Then i smoked this part by hand. After this i closed the remaining seams and just finished the seams. Thats it, very simple but a lot of hand sewing!

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Material Notes

2 Meter of dark grey spandex






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    Sep 18, 2010, 06.51 PMby jvanvelsor

    You did a wonderful interpretation of this simple pattern. Your smocking is perfect, and perfectly lovely. so far my smocking has been for my granddaughter, but this give me inspiration to do something for myself.

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    Jul 22, 2010, 10.39 AMby ellie-sew

    This is really a great job! Looks perfect and very simple, but stylish!

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    Dec 30, 2008, 01.25 PMby lizah

    WOW! Looks really complicated to do that thing in the middle :) good work!

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    Oct 2, 2008, 03.29 AMby justmica

    I love this one and you do it so well!!! Simple but awesome!! My favourite!

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    Sep 10, 2008, 02.14 AMby Cafe Couture

    Sena your smocks are so nicely done. I wish I could make the same:)

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    Aug 9, 2008, 08.53 PMby moti133

    congradulation senasew for winning the competetion. it it so interesting and beautyful.

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    Jul 29, 2008, 05.06 AMby carottesauvage

    Oh my god! What a fiest for the eye! I really suits you!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 12.08 PMby nenasew

    Wow. This is beautiful. I think your Anda is so so much better than the plain Anda pattern.

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    Jul 26, 2008, 05.56 AMby lybu

    Wow. I love it. It is so perfect done.

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    Jul 26, 2008, 05.40 AMby carlatv

    What a great dress! The Smocking is amazing and so worth the time. Nice work!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 04.42 AMby senasews

    wow, thanx a lot for all the lovely comments on my creation. @maldrich:i have to admit that i don’t know the difference between counter-change smock and pleats…the waist area is stretchy but only a little bit. if you stretch it to much the diamond shaped smocking looses its shape and don’t look so well….

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    Jul 25, 2008, 06.10 PMby clairegeit

    It’s a lovely dress, the smocking does change the silhouette to make it much more feminie and sophisticated. Really good work.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 01.51 PMby sonnenblume25

    Amazing!!! That’s a great dress! I want one, too!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 12.30 PMby fabricaddict

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.52 AMby maldrich

    This is truly exquisite! I have a dress similar in color to this one from J.Crew six years ago with a smocked waistline and a smocked off the shoulder collar. I’ve been itching to try my hand at recreating it. Your dress is so close to being identical! Did you counter-change smock (not stretchy) or smock using pleats (stretchy)?

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.24 AMby squarekari

    That is such an unbelievable amount of work, kudos!! It’s simply beautiful!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.18 AMby staticstasy

    Cool dress! The Anda looks much better like this!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.04 AMby djeatsflesh

    Oh man, I seriously thought that the smocking was a belt from far away! This looks so great! Maybe I’ll try something like this. This is just so inspiring! Great Job!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 09.52 AMby cosabella

    wow. u did a great job. wow. it looks beautiful.hope u win

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    Jul 25, 2008, 09.32 AMby olyaboieru

    There is so much work with this smocking I guess! It looks beautiful, and with this silhouette Anda looks much better. Fashion1 and AnaJan, thank you for the links. It seams very interesting to me. I should try this smocking too!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 08.45 AMby anajan

    Very interesting variation, excellent job with smocking! I am studying smocking techniques these days, here are few more links: Smocking stiches, Beginners guide to smocking, and Canadian smocking technique

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    Jul 25, 2008, 08.37 AMby fashion1

    wow, fantastic job on the smocking! this is really much work but it looks so beautiful!!

    easbrooke and manati, there is a workshop for smocking (for free) on burdafashion.com you only need to register.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 08.20 AMby manati

    I love it. Of all the pictures I seem from this pattern I must say this creation is the best one. I wish I new how to do the smoke… Great job and the color beautiful too.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 08.19 AMby easbrooke

    I like your version of the Anda pattern, which I wasn’t that excited about. Your creation makes me want to try my hand at the pattern. Good job!

    How do you do create a “smoked area?” It’s beautiful!

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