my anda dress

A little late in wrapping up this project, but I love it’s simple style.  Grosgrain did yet another fabulous Frock by Friday sew-a-long and it was just too fun to pass up.  I chose this beautiful print by Naomi Ito

And for the record it’s the most expensive piece of clothing I own now.  I think it’ll be really great in all seasons.  Maybe with a cardigan and tights for winter? 

Love the way it turned out
and it makes me want to jump


39 thoughts on “my anda dress

  1. Tami B says:

    Cute dress – I’m glad you posted some in color so I could figure out what color it was!!! Wow, can you jump, girl!!! I always enjoy your posts. I’m glad you made something for yourself … you deserve it!

  2. Jenny says:

    Ooooo, Anna!! I love it! That fabric is beautiful and you are quite the jumper! I have yet to make mine… I have the fabric (I think it’s enough… did you use as much fabric as the pattern called for?).

  3. Maggie says:

    Awww, love, love,love it!!! I was just thinking to myself that I should try out that pattern…now I really want to do it 🙂 Great fabric choice too, btw!

  4. Christie says:

    Oh, I love it! Great fabric choice! And your pics are adorable–I love the first one especially. So pretty! Makes me excited to make it when I finally get around to it.

  5. Chris says:

    I wish I looked that cool when I jumped. The dress is awesome. When life is a little less intense it’s time to do some sewing for me.

  6. Emily says:

    Love it! Great fabric and fun pictures!

  7. Leslie says:

    this is gorgeous!!! i love the jump shots

  8. Really beautiful, and that color looks fantastic on you.

  9. Lora says:

    gorgeous!! and what great photos. you look so pretty. 🙂

  10. QuiltyGirl says:

    I love the dress and the cute photos! Now that I see everyone’s finished frocks, I wish I had participated in this one.

    Did you use a double gauze? I have some Nani Iro double gauze that a friend brought back from Japan for me. I just can’t find the perfect patterns to justify cutting into it! (Well, except for 1 print. Which I made into a skirt, that I happen to be wearing right now!)

  11. dana says:

    Beautiful Anna and I love seeing you in some photos! :). Comfortable PLUS cute clothing is the best.

  12. ayumills says:

    Absolutely nice!!! The print is perfect for the dress pattern and it doesn’t even look like it is hand-made! I’d buy one if I saw it a store! You look so happy and that makes me smile 😉

  13. Larissa says:

    great fabric. I’d really like to try one for myself. I have about a million other things piled in front of it though. never stopped me before. ha.

  14. Ady says:

    Wow – you’re a good jumper! That’s a lovely dress and the colour is great on you.

  15. What beautiful fabric!!! The dress is gorgeous. I love the pictures…they are fun!

  16. This one has been on my to-do list as well! It looks gorgeous on you Anna. Perfect fabric, perfect stitching.

  17. A. says:

    sooo pretty – you, the dress, the flowers, the photos – gorgeousness! 🙂

  18. Hooray for making yourself a dress! It’s lovely! And so are you! I’ve been meaning to try one of the dresses she’s been going over. One of these days 🙂

  19. Belinda says:

    Cute dress & even cuter pictures! I might have to make one of those now that I’ve seen yours!

  20. Delia says:

    Yes…an all season dress. So pretty Anna! Cool jumping pictures too!

  21. Mary says:

    I love your dress, and I love your photo shoot even more! These pictures are so much fun and you look gorgeous! I really like the fabric you chose for your dress.

  22. by night says:

    These photos are hilarious! Thank you! I love that fabric too! And it is just perfect for that dress! It is gorgeous!

  23. Vicky says:

    Loving the jumping photos. Glad to see a dress has made you that happy! x.

  24. Kari says:

    Adorable dress. But even cuter jumping seamstress! Good for you sewing a dress for yourself.

  25. what a great choice of fabric! looks great on you, and to have a ‘custom’ piece of clothing be your most expensive is pretty special.
    Glad to see you made something for yourself, we so often forget to do that as crafters 🙂

  26. Nat says:

    Those jumps are the jumps of a dancer, no? Beautiful! I just discovered Burda and need to spend some time there. Hmmm…time…. not on my side these days. I’m posting about pouches today- I’ll email you when it’s up!

  27. Larissa says:

    I LOVE a cute dress. I LOVE a great jumping pictures. I want to make that dress now…OK do I say that everytime I see something you’ve done. Haha.

  28. Lorajean says:

    I turned out so pretty! 🙂

  29. Love this, Anna!!! You’re right about it being great across different seasons- love that. 🙂

  30. Maxabella says:

    Terrific fabric, terrific cut, terrific fun! Love the jumpy jump photos. You were obviously having a ball! x

  31. Catherine says:

    I was thinking of making that dress! It looks really great on you and by the way, you seem to jump really high!

  32. Carla says:

    You did such an awesome job on this dress! Burda style always has such great inspiration.

    I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award and you can check it out here:

  33. hungiegungie says:

    Well done! Haven’t tried making clothes for myself yet…. I’m scared!

  34. Meg says:

    Super cute! I want to make one now!

  35. missavene says:

    It’s so lovely! And the fabric, wow…. I wouldn’t have had the guts to cut into it.

  36. Tiffany says:

    this made me smile. the cute dress and the simple joy. thanks for sharing.

  37. Jess says:

    awesome dress! i want to make one now! the fabric is gorgeous-and you too 😀

  38. Jessica says:

    turned out great! Love the jumping shots.

  39. jessi says:

    beautiful dress !

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