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Anna Dress

  • Josephine's Dry Goods 2609 SE Clinton Street Portland, OR 97202 USA (map)

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October 4th & 5th from 6-9pm

This is an intermediate class teaching the techniques used in a princess seam dress with an invisible zipper. 

The Anna is an effortless dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a panelled a-line skirt. Variations include both slash and v-neck options, plus midi and maxi skirt possibilities and a dramatic thigh high split. Super quick and simple to make, cut it short for the perfect festival dress, or make it worthy of the red carpet with a maxi skirt and thigh high split.

Lightweight woven fabrics with a bit of body are ideal – rayon, silk crepe de Chine, silk charmeuse, chiffon, wool crepe etc. However, stable fabrics will work too, such as – quilting cotton, lawn, batiste, shirting, voile, Broderie Anglaise, silk habotai etc. Try stitching pennies into the hem to give your skirt more schwing!

2 Days - 3 Hours each / Pattern Provided

Instructor: Bini Leach

Fabric Requirements:

Maxi skirt VARIATIONS 1 & 2
45" / 1.15m UK 6-12 / US 2-8 needs 4m / 4.4yds
UK 14-16 / US 10-12 needs 4.5m / 5yds
UK 18-20 / US 14-16 needs 5.2m / 5.7yds
60" / 1.5m ALL SIZES need 3.5m / 3.8yds
Midi skirt VARIATION 3
45" / 1.15m UK 6-12 / US 2-8 needs 2.6m / 2.85yds
UK 14-20 / US 10-16 needs 3m / 3.3yds
60" / 1.5m ALL SIZES need 2.5m / 2.75yds

Please bring or purchase these items:

Your Fabric – Yardage provided below
22” Invisible Zipper – we do not carry these
Matching thread
Hook & Eye

Tools provided for use during class:

Measuring tools
Needles Hand/Machine

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You will receive a 15% discount the day of your class! Please arrive 30 minutes early if you are purchasing your class supplies.

If you are unable to finish your project during the allotted class time - don't worry! You will be granted one free hour of open sew time at Josephine's to finish!


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