Anna is my mother in law and our niece – and now the latest garment I sewed for me! Soon my daughter and I will only have clothes named after the people we love, haha!
Anna is a classic button down shirt. It has options for a pointed or a rounded collar or you can drop the collar and just have the stand. You can also choose if you want a pleat in the back or not. There are also options for different sleeve lengths. The long sleeves have all the bells and whistles with a cuff, slit and a house, mastering that is hugely gratifying! Not that its difficult just so cool to see it come together.
I did the long sleeve with rounded collar and a back pleat. The only thing I modified is I added 1,5 cm to the sleeves. Very often I grade out two sizes at the hips but since this is a relaxed fit I decided to not do that this time and it worked out perfectly.
My awesome fabric is cotton voile I bought from Imagine Gnats last fall. Its out of stock but I’m sure they have something just as great in stock at the moment, I’m afraid to look cause that never ends well for my credit card!
I think I forgot to mention who the designer is and where you can get your own Anna Pattern. Well, of course this pattern is by the amazing Christina Albeck, the danish genius behind Wardrobe by me and you’ll find the pattern here! There is also a mens version, The Jensen Shirt. I haven’t made that one because my man hardly ever wears shirts, but the details are the same so I have no doubt it’s equally great. Both patterns are on sale for $10.00 (reg 12.00) each. The sale ends 4-28-2018. Buy both patterns and use code “jensen and anna” for an additional $4.00 off (total price $16.00). Join the Wardrobe by me FB group cause there is going to be a sew-a-long starting 4-26-2018.
On a side note, the pants I’m wearing in these photos are also from Wardrobe by me. This is my first muslin of the Haute Skinny Pants. I have to make some minor adjustments, take them out a bit at the lower leg and in a bit at the thighs. These are super easy to sew, there is no fly or waistband just a hidden zipper at the side. I left the hem raw, just did a row of three point zigzag 1 cm from the edge to prevent extreme fraying. The fabric I used is stretch denim I bought some time ago at Stoff og Stil. I need more stretch bottom weight fabric before I can make a new pair so maybe I should go have a look at Imagine Gnats after all and see if she has some, hehe.
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