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.