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Anna the poster girl …

IMG_4300Happy Friday everyone! It’s been so hot here today and lucky for me, I had the day off. Did I sit in the garden and watch the swifts? No I did not, I sat in my sewing room (sun blazing through the windows, iron on, hot and sweaty, you get the picture) and made a By Hand London dress … as you do.

IMG_4285This is my third Anna (I’ve yet to blog about Anna number 2, but you can see the first one here) and I love them all but of course this one is a bit special (what with the gathered skirt and patch pockets). Please excuse the white/ blue/ dead legs, I just can’t seem to find the time to do a fakey on them (and please also ignore that damp patch on the wall, it’s all about the dress, the dress!) …

IMG_4282Apologies for the blurry photos too (so many apologies!), not sure if this was after Jimmy had had a cider or before …

IMG_4281I love this dress, I’d forgotten all about the beauty of a patch pocket too, so you will see more of them I guarantee.

The cotton (which was a dream to sew) is a Rose and Hubble print from Sew Over It (my new sewing crush). I can’t stop looking at their website and I actually do dream about their fabric selection (really, I do). I’d intended to use this for a skirt but the whole summer dress obsession thing took over and I couldn’t stop myself. There is literally nothing left from 2 metres!

Ok, you’ve had enough of the dress and you want to know about my gorgeous poster don’t you? It’s just the bees knees isn’t it? My Lovely Dad gave it to me, a left over from his teaching days (rescued from a skip when the school ‘modernised’). It’s been hanging in their house for years and have tried to steal it on several occasions. Finally he got the message … thank you Dad.

IMG_4303Have a lovely weekend!




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