Ansa Dress

I’ve not sewn many Named patterns, but couldn’t help myself when the Ansa dress was released earlier this year. As it happened, I had just been to Spotlight and spied this microfibre on sale and knew it would be a good match. I don’t sew often with microfibre, well actually, I don’t sew with it at all, but it is thin and stable and draped well, so knew it would work.

This pattern was easy to put together and seems very easy to wear. As the print on my fabric is rather busy, I omitted sweet heart panelling on the front of the dress. Instead I overlapped the bodice top and bottom portion at the sewing line of the sweet heart seam and cut the front in one piece. The only other minor changes I made was to slightly shorten the sleeves as they seemed a little too long for my frame and lengthened the dress slightly
I plan on wearing this frock more or less as pictured during winter with a cardigan or coat. I’m also planning on making the top version too.

I really like this dress and hope to make version for wear in warmer weather.

  • Beth_SunnyGalStudio

    that is really pretty. I noticed that pattern when released. so far I’ve not made a Named pattern but always see one that intrigues. I have an older Butterick pattern with those release darts at the waist and it is a nice design detail. Definitely make another version for summer!

  • Sarah Timmins

    This is really pretty. Mauve is such a great colour on you and this print with the black makes it excellent for summer or winter with tights as pictured. Good note on how to remove the sweetheart panel. might do the same.