By Hand London Anna Dress

By Hand London // Baby Pink Anna Dress

Slowly working my way through these long overdue makes, here comes another from a while back. I made this Anna dress back in February — I remember because I was up late finishing it before travelling to New York the next morning — using some baby pink cotton I purchased in Hawaii and a BHL pattern I won.

I’m actually blogging this before I really should because it wasn’t my first Anna; I made a full length, fully-lined version back in December 2014 for my work Christmas work do. But donning that on a Saturday afternoon to take photos… well, I just wasn’t feeling it. Instead, you get my baby pink midi version.

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By Hand London // Hawaiian Flora Dress

In an effort to start making a dent in my blog backlog (which currently stands at 24 unblogged makes!), it’s time for another completed post, this time a By Hand London Flora Dress made with some lovely Hawaiian print cotton I bought during a trip to Hawaii back in November last year. You know, this dress might just be my favourite make so far. It gets worn all the time!

Since the weather hasn’t been playing ball recently, today’s post is accompanied by indoor photos. Don’t let yourself be distracted by my face; I still haven’t quite worked out what to do with it! And hands-on-hips is basically the only pose I know.

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By Hand London // Georgia Dress

Remember those sewing and dressmaking classes I attended? All that sewing I said I was (going to be) doing? On my other blog, I even created a Sewing Saturday series and a sewing page. Well,now it’s time to revisit all of that here, on this new blog.

I’ve been wanting to share my sewing escapades with you lot for aaaaages! But only now — after moving house, trying to more effectively manage my time, lots of work (the day job!), some travel, and of course, procrastination — am I finally at a point where I can start doing that. And I’m really excited for you to see what I’ve made so far!

If you’d been reading my other blog, you’ve already heard about totes bags, cushions and more in the Sewing Saturday posts. But what I’d not shared, were any of the dressmaking projects I’d completed; a good number now! So that’s what’s I’m going to do.

Be warned: I’m a novice sewer, and certainly not a sewing blogger, of which there are many awesome examples! Also, I cannot promise excellent photography: the problem with trying to show off clothes is you have to wear them and get someone to take photos of you. Good ones. But I’ll try.

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