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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.

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