Anna Dress. I hadn't seen this pattern until I visited the Sewbox online shop for something-or-other. As soon as I saw it I bought the pattern. Not because I want to make every single By Hand pattern there will ever be, just for the sake of it, but because I really like the style.
I made it in an embroidered eyelet fabric I had in my stash, but I didn't have enough for the long version, which is the one I wanted to make. I still think I would prefer the longer version and will make it as soon as I have the fabric. Having said that, I do really like this dress a lot, even though it's not the long version. I chopped about 9 cm off the length of this, as it was a frumpy in between length on me otherwise.
This is such a quick make, it really is. It didn't take me much more than a couple of hours. As usual for By Hand, this pattern is well drafted, and comes together perfectly. I would like to make a couple more of these. This is a simple but stylish dress that skims the body in just the right places! The armholes are roomy enough to be cool but not enough to show my undies, and I really like the shape of the sleeves a lot. The best bit, though, are those pleats under the bust. Just look! Perfect. Actually, I might make a top out of the bodice. Hmm...
I took so many photos, trying to get some detail to show in the black fabric. In the end, I had to put the dress on my dress form and photograph it in my undies, after some jiggling with the camera light metering.
Sucking everything in for a (sort of ) side view!