The difference between this dress and the original Anda (which can be made during one afternoon’s nap, for anyone who might be interested) is the row of pintucks I added down the front center of the dress. I saw the full length pintucks on a Ferragamo resort 2011 dress and knew I wanted to make something similar, although that was more of a tank dress.
Here is the tutorial used to create the pintucks – you were supposed to make the pintucks before cutting out the pattern piece but I didn’t listen and the shoulders ended up a little funny but nothing that will keep me from wearing it.
The leopard print fabric came from the clearance aisle at Joann’s and was a steal at only $1.50/yard. The green satiny material and white lining came from a garage sale this past summer – a whole bag full for 25 cents.
So 12 dresses, 1 down and I feel ready to get started on the next one! The pattern and material are ready to go – now if only I can find the time. Can I let you in on a secret? I love sewing at least as much and maybe more than scrapbooking. Working with paper is just so much faster and I like the instant gratification. But taking the time to sew a dress and to have it turn out well is satisfaction that lasts for seasons to come. I hope to be spending a little more time at the sewing machine in the coming months. I hope you’ll join me!!
PS. Check out my Woodland Nymph Anda too.