Oh, Anna...
by Ute Follow

Finally, Anna!

We will slowly be working towards each other....

The fabric is a Stephan Schneider design, bought at MonDepot (great online fabric shop in Belgium http://mondepot.be/  ), unfortunately sold out.



  • I made some progress today. Made a muslin and am very surprised I don´t have to make any changes; I was sure I would have to do a swayback adjustment, but it looks fine. The pattern is very easy to put together, the challenge for me is to handle so much fabric and cutting out such long pattern pieces. I am making the long version and since I am very short (5'4) I will be able to make it with just 2,5 m. I will be cutting it across the grain, but my shirting is very stable and with the fitted bodice and long skirt, I hope it will work and not distort too much. My practise zipper is not yet invisible but I will work that out, I am sure ;-) I hope to cut out everything from the blue fabric tonight!

    7 years ago
  • The bodice is finished, I made french seams and slip-stiched the armholes for a nicer finish. I love it so much!

    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
  • Skirt assembled and attached to bodice. I used french seams for the skirt panels and when joining the skirt to the bodice. If you do this you should be extra careful matching the seams of the bodice and skirt. They matched for the first seam but after the second seam of the french seam they were a little off. But I will live with it!

    7 years ago
  • As I could not find an invisible zipper and am too impatient to order one online, I will just use a normal zipper for the back seam. Just need to decide on the color...

    7 years ago

Discussion 25

  • Sophie | A D A  S P R A G G commented 7 years ago

    Oh wow, this is amazing too. Loving all your sews!

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for coming to visit! I feel quite honored!

  • Honey commented 7 years ago

    This is a gorgeous dress!  I love the handpicked zipper.  I am loving your color sense and the uniqueness of everything you make.  This gives me courage to try this one ;)

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you for your encouraging comment! Yes, do try the pattern! It is easy to put together and such a great dress.

  • Kristi : SweetKM commented 7 years ago

    Wow Ute! Beautiful dress, beautiful photograph, beautiful you!

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Aww, thanks, Kristi! I have to admit, it makes me feel beautiful, too!

  • Sasha commented 7 years ago

    Yours might just be the best Anna I've ever seen!!!

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Oh, I am blushing! Thank you for such a nice compliment!

  • Ingrid commented 7 years ago

    Looks beautiful!

  • Fickle Sense commented 7 years ago

    Fabric choice stunning! 

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you, it´s nearly done!

  • katie commented 7 years ago

    Really beautiful fabric!

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you! I think you also find such great fabric for your projets. ( I wish I could go fabric shopping with you!)

    katie replied 7 years ago

    Well, if you're ever in London :))

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Might take you up on that! ;-))))))

  • Anne W commented 7 years ago

    That fabric is gorgeous, looking forward to seeing it as the dress!

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you!I am really looking forward to wearing it, it will be a very special dress for me.

  • Ingrid commented 7 years ago

    I agree - it's going to be a stunner! I have Anna on my list of 'when I get really good sewing' projects. Would be great to hear how it was to make. Have fun!

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you! I keep reading it is supposed to so easy and quick - we will see!

  • Lisa commented 7 years ago

    Wow, you always seem to find the most beautiful fabrics!  It looks perfect for an Anna. 

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you! Oh, I hope so! I want to use the grey border for the neckline/top of the bodice and I hope it will work out the way I imagine it.

    Lisa replied 7 years ago

    It's going to be gorgeous! Also, I ordered 4 metres of Stefan Schneider... I blame it on you :) 

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Lucky you! I´ll take the blame ;-) Can´t wait to see what you make! I also have two meters of the other colorway (grey/green with a blue border)....maybe a Laurel?!

  • Sachi commented 7 years ago

    I agree, you have an excellent eye for fabric! Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

    Ute replied 7 years ago

    Thank you! Me too! I am going to be really careful with that fabric, will be making a muslin, practicing an invisible zip and everything ;-)

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