Blue Anna

Hello, all!
Continuing on my current happy obsession with dress patterns by independent designers, here is the Anna Dress, designed by By Hand London:
Blue Anna Dress

Blue Anna Dress Kaffe Fasset Millefiori Blue

Anna Dress, By Hand London.
Fabric: Kaffe Fassett ‘Millefiore’ for Rowan Fabrics.


The photos are not the best because I’ve been recovering from the flu, but I did want to squeeze these in right before the Sew Dolly Clackett challenge ends – not that I am hoping to win anything given the amazing entries, but I did sew this dress with the challenge in mind, and I am grateful to Roisin for the fabulous inspiration and overall quirkiness with which she enriches the online sewing community, so I just wanted to join in the fun. 🙂
Also, the shoes don’t match as well as I’d like because I was at my parents’ for Easter and had to borrow shoes from my mum for an impromptu photo shoot.


I love this dress! The bodice is stunning with the inverted bust pleats and barely-there kimono sleeves. I did things a little differently from what the pattern instructed, and had to fix a major gaping back, but it fits really well in the end and turned out quite classy, despite the crazy (and fabulous!) print, and will be a great dress to wear to work when it’s hot.


Blue Anna Dress - Back

Blue Anna Dress – Back Kaffe Fasset Millefiori Blue

This is a beautiful pattern and I will be making more Anna dresses in the future.

17 thoughts on “Blue Anna

  1. Lisbei says:

    Hello ma chère amie !
    Tiens, je n'ai pas reçu d'alerte pour ce message ! Comme je te disais dans mon petit mail, je trouve cette robe absolument magnifique, le tissu est splendide et la coupe te va très bien !
    Gros bisous !


  2. Margaret says:

    Lovely dress, Isabelle, and wow, what a print! Perfect for a hot summer's day…I can just see the colors blending so well in your gorgeous, sun-bright Mediterranean location. Hope you feel in tip-top shape soon. 🙂


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