I'm thrilled to be posting this pattern review on Anna Sui pattern Vogue 1153. Suzie's version of this pattern made up in Liberty Cotton Tana Lawn Mitsi Grey is a real winner for me!
Suzie omitted the tie belt casing around the waist, instead adding a narrow elastic on the inside waist, preferring to accessorise the dress with a belt. The fussy ruffle trim around the tiered skirt was also left out. Regarding other alterations made to this pattern, Suzie says:
"I added 1cm to the bodice front and back, I lowered the armholes 1cm, then I added 1.5 inches to the front & back (the upper part of the skirt), and 3 inches to the lower front and back (the bottom of the skirt), so overall 4.5 inches to the skirt.
I did a rolled hem on the skirt lower front and back and on the neckline. This was a surprisingly easy pattern to sew and I'll definitely use it again (I think it would be very nice in a silk voile no?)"
Suzie, a silk/cotton voile would be perfect for this style, perhaps even in one of the new Liberty Of London printed silk/cotton voile's coming in the next week or so.
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