Anneli Double Front Dress
Posted on Thursday the 1st February 2018 by How Good Is That
There's always that mad rush to dress after a day at the beach and inevitably there's a stop off for a quick bite to eat on the way home. This Named Sewing Pattern, the Anneli double front dress is perfect for a quick dinner on the way home.
Ok so I don't wear 4inch heels at the beach but doesn't this double front dress look fab in heels?
This knit print has a great all-over print that works so well under the Australian sun.
It's one of the Art Gallery Fabrics sold by Minerva Crafts. The name is swifting floral boho stretch jersey. It feels so soft.
I also was impressed by the packaging Named patterns provides.
The fabric washes well, dries fast and holds it colour every time.
I've now worn this dress a few times since I made it in November when catching up with friends.
The print gives me lots of shoe options each time I wear this dress.
I did a test version of this pattern with a stripe jersey.
I didn't want to waste the boho print but I was curious to see how the double front would work on my bust, hence the need to make a test version.
What you see above is my efforts to have similar prints on the shoulder finish and the front bodice. By the way, I'm enjoying using Prym's scissors.
Testing this pattern gave me a practice run at the construction.
As you can see below I've also added a snap along the opening so that the front layer doesn't open out too far as I'm walking or when there's a gust of wind.
As you can see, the finish along the front vertical edge is very simply done.
I used the jersey fabric for the belt again.
There's plenty of fabric at the back but not too much fabric. It doesn’t look heavy.
This allows the dress to follow the shape of my sway back. I love this result.
I’ve used one width of the fabric to make this dress, so I have more jersey for another project adventure.
Now that I've made this pattern a few times, I know it's so easy to wear and is perfect for Summer. Named patterns also has their Keilo wrap dress which is also great for Summer and uses knit fabrics.
We’re lucky that Minerva stocks Named patterns, Art Gallery Knits and Prym products.