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By Hand London

Anna Dress

£ 14.00

Anna Dress


Sizing Chart

£ 14.00

The Dress

An effortless dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a panelled a-line skirt. Variations include both slash and v-neck options, plus midi and maxi skirt possibilities and a dramatic thigh high split. Super quick and simple to make, cut it short for the perfect festival dress, or make it worthy of the red carpet with a maxi skirt and thigh high split.

*Please Note* In the interest of saving paper, the PDF Download of the Anna Dress gives the midi skirt length ONLY (but don't worry, we have included an indication as to where to lengthen for the maxi variations!).

Lightweight woven fabrics with a bit of body are ideal – rayon, silk crepe de Chine, silk charmeuse, chiffon, wool crepe etc. However, stable fabrics will work too, such as – quilting cotton, lawn, batiste, shirting, voile, Broderie Anglaise, silk habotai etc. Try stitching pennies into the hem to give your skirt more schwing!

Maxi skirt VARIATIONS 1 & 2
45" / 1.15m
UK 6-12 / US 2-8 needs 4m / 4.4yds
UK 14-16 / US 10-12 needs 4.5m / 5yds
UK 18-20 / US 14-16 needs 5.2m / 5.7yds
60" / 1.5m ALL SIZES need 3.5m / 3.8yds
Midi skirt VARIATION 3
45" / 1.15m
UK 6-12 / US 2-8 needs 2.6m / 2.85yds
UK 14-20 / US 10-16 needs 3m / 3.3yds
60" / 1.5m ALL SIZES need 2.5m / 2.75yds
  • Your fabric
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Dress makers shears
  • Tracing paper (optional)
  • 22" invisible zipper
  • Hook & eye
Size US/UK
2/6 4/8  6/10 8/12  10/14  12/16  14/18  16/20
Finished bust
33in
83¾cm
34in
86¼cm
35in
88¾cm
36in
91¼cm
38in
96¼cm
40in
101¼cm
43in
109cm
46in
116¾cm
Finished waist
25½in
64¾cm
26½in
67¼cm
27½in
69¾cm
28½in
72¼cm
30½in
77¼cm
32½in
82¼cm
35½in
90cm
38½in
97¾cm
Finished hip
41¾in
106cm
42¾in
108½cm
43¾in
111cm
44¾in
113½cm
46¾in
118½cm
48¾in
123½cm
51¾in
131¼cm
54¾in
139cm
Finished maxi skirt length
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
46in
117cm
Finished midi skirt length
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm
23¾in
60½cm