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Anna Dress

Anna Dress


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!


3 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 above

                        22” Invisible Zipper

                        Matching thread

                        Hook & Eye


Tools provided for use during class:



                                    Measuring tools


                                    Needles Hand/Machine



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!

Cancelation Scenarios

1. You need to cancel
• Please contact us within 72 hours of the class start time and we will give you credit towards another class. Please note there is no guarantee the same class/session will be offered again.
• No-shows and late cancels (less than 72 hour notice) will not be issued refunds or class credits - no exceptions.
2. You are running late
• Arriving to class late is disruptive to the other students. If you are more than 20 minutes late to class you will forfeit your class fee.
3. We need to cancel
• We will notify you within 72 hours of the class start time if we need to cancel for low attendance.
• We may need to cancel late due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather or an ill instructor.
• You will always receive a full refund if we cancel a class.

Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Be able to thread/use a machine and have had experience sewing garments.
Materials Included: Pattern
Instructor: Bini Leach

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.