I am so excited to finally be able to share my Anza Dress with you. It is the third Itch to Stitch pattern I am testing (You can see my Arenal tops here and my Newport Tops here) and I am still in awe of Kennis’s impeccable drafting and fine tutorial. The Anza dress and Jumpsuit has many details like pleated pockets with flaps and buttons, curved pockets, an elastic casing along with a drawstring. It is certainly not a quick sew by any stretch, but makes for a very enjoyable sew! Isn’t that why we all sew?
I was too chicken to try the jumpsuit which by the way looks fabulous on everyone I saw!
Here are the Anza Jumpsuit & Dress features (sizes 00 – 20) cited from the Itch to Stitch website:
- A, B, C, D and DD Cups
- Unlined, relaxed jumpsuit/dress cinched by elastic and drawstring waist
- Pleated breast pockets with buttoned flaps
- Integrated, cuffed sleeves
- Front-buttoned V-neck
- Side pockets on both the skirt and the pants
- Knee-length shirttail hem on dress
- Ankle-length, elastic hem on jumpsuit
- Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)
I used a soft cloud 9 organic fabric called Rain walk Tumble Navy that I got at my local Spool fabric store. They also have an online store if you want to check out their collection. The fabric was amazing to work with, soft and crisp! part of why I enjoyed sewing all the pleats, pockets and bar tacks 😉
While I shortened the bodice by 1″ I did not consider shortening the skirt which I realized does make a big difference to the final look. The dress is meant to fall just above the knees. I hope to trim and redo the hem sometime soon so I can wear this dress everywhere! It is extremely comfortable to wear and based on fabric choice can go anywhere from casual to dressy.
I love Crystal’s two tone Anza Dress so much, it’s made from vintage Kimono fabric, amazing right? I wanna make one like that!