I havelong been an admirer of By Hand London and the three lovely ladies behind this independent pattern company. but I have admired them from afar, until now…
It started with instagram and another lady who sews Laura Loves Pugs. We became ‘insta pals’ I loved her style and her sewing prowess (her pug waldo is very cute too) and she in turn loves my house interior decor and understands my sense of humour, I think?
So Elle the lady behind laura loves pugs had a birthday coming up and along with her pals ‘magdelensmuse’ and ‘ute-ig’ had a party to celebrate, they themed it ‘The International Anna Party’ (Anna is a very popular dress pattern, designed by the By hand London girls.)
Anyone could join in, so I decided to sew an ‘Anna’
This is the result.
It is a superb pattern to sew, it fit straight away and the length on this variation is perfect for me.
Next time I may make the sleeves a little longer…
I used a vintage fabric from my precious stash for the skirt and some neon orange because I love love colour.!
Now let me tell you a secret… but promise me you wont tell everyone? Because it may ruin my ‘image’ ahem ?!…
…well behind that gorgeous, green canvas, background is a huge steaming pile of silage and it ponged to high heaven. If you dont know what silage is look it up, I refuse to go into detail right now.
However the colour contrast was too tempting and I knew it would show up the orange in a good way, Goodness me, the things I do to get a pretty pictures for you!
Ps I was overwhelmed and so very touched by all your lovely comments on my last post, so thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart….for actually reading this stuff and following along.