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The Grey Rosy Anda

Added Mar 6, 2011

by prettysewing...

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I found this lovely soft grey in a summer cotton, and it worked beautifully for the Anda pattern. I added the belt with bow at the back for some detail, as well as the little material roses. I liked the natural crinkle in the material, so left that as is! Ok, to be honest, I spotted the roses first and were so mesmerized I had to find material to use it on :) See the close-up photo, they are beautiful! The pattern was quick and easy, I’ll definitely try it again, maybe with some variations next time :)

Material Notes

Summer cotton




Garment Type

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    Jan 13, 2013, 01.38 PMby DorisS

    Uuh, I’d love to have something like this for the summer. The roses at the neckline are the cutest.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 10.35 AMby merche

    This is soooo pretty!

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    Feb 17, 2012, 05.48 AMby mrpm1974

    Love it!

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    Aug 21, 2011, 03.11 PMby keren

    I love the color, the scrunched belt, and the flower “bib”! I thought it was lace at first. Great dress!

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      Aug 21, 2011, 03.42 PMby prettysewinggirl

      Thank you :) I made this one towards the end of last summer and thus did not get a lot of opportunities to wear it, but I definitely will this coming summer! Luckily I’m still a bit of a grey colour fan :)

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    May 23, 2011, 09.33 PMby Tara Blockley

    How did you make your belt?

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      Aug 17, 2011, 06.35 PMby prettysewinggirl

      Hi Tara! sorry for the late reply, haven’t had time to visit the site much recently :( initially, the idea was for an obi wrap belt, but I did not quite follow the idea… but if you are interested search the obi wrap belt on this site, there are patterns available for download, hope that will help :) My belt was in fact just a strip of double material sewn together wrong sides facing. I made it quite wide so i could get the “gathered” effect across the width. Let me know if you have more questions!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 12.17 AMby robynemde

    The roses really make that dress. The sash too. Beautiful job!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 09.16 AMby claudinka

    Ooooh, these roses a really very beautiful! Love that! You did a great work!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.22 AMby anajan

    Anda under cover. The dress is gorgeous, and I’d never would’ve guessed it was Anda pattern.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 10.16 AMby cynthia-1

    How delightful!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 07.32 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Thanks for the comments and encouragement everyone, appreciate :)

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    Mar 7, 2011, 06.59 AMby lauriana

    That’s the chiquest version of the Anda pattern I’ve ever seen. Great work.

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    Mar 6, 2011, 08.57 PMby ladidoh

    Inspired! I love your take on Anda, the soft grey and roses are just right for each other. Beautiful :)

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    Mar 6, 2011, 03.02 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I love it too! And it looks super well made.

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    Mar 6, 2011, 01.18 PMby Debby H

    Very pretty and love the neck detail too.

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    Mar 6, 2011, 01.15 PMby janene

    A perfect way to display the trim! I love the simplicity of the dress to highlight the detail and always love a bow on the back! Just lovely.

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