Anne in Blue



Alice Vrignaud

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Outline the story …

I decided get my inspiration from Anne Shirley Cuthbert, from Anne of Green Gable ( Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne lived in Canada (PEI) at the end of the 19th century (around 1875). She dreams of silk and puffy sleeves, but only gets plain brown dresses. So I tried to find a pattern that looks like 19th century ( high collar and slightly puffy sleeves, as well at the length for a teenager) but that could be worn nowadays going for groceries. I used plain cotton but in 2 shades of blue and with cream white band to make is a little more interesting.

Outline the construction…

For the bodice I used a Burda pattern, the dress 103 from 12/2020, I had to fit the sleeves as the pattern was made for more stretch fabric, and as it was it wasn't possible to move, I would have love to make a button for the closing at the back but this is, for now, beyond my knowledge. The zipper wasn't easier as it isn't fully invisible, if I have the opportunity to change it later I will do it!
The skirt part I "improvised", I wanted pleats and to have a go on blind tucks as I find it really nice, maybe girly and it brought structure to to bottom of the skirt.




  1. Avatar Emma Wayne on March 12, 2021 at 4:44 am

    This is very sweet and practical, you should be proud of your creation and continue in your progress! Congrats

    • Avatar Aurore De Mesquita on March 12, 2021 at 9:02 am

      I love it ! I recognised the character as soon as I saw it !
      Great job !

  2. Kitty Mortensen Kitty Mortensen on March 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Great job- the neatness makes me envious in the best way! Love it.

  3. Avatar Anne on March 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Awesome!!! Anne of Green Gables is one of my favourite stories. I LOVE the pleats, they came out fabulous. And the tucks are delightful.

  4. Avatar Laurie on March 14, 2021 at 4:35 am

    I like this interpretation for Anne. Very nice dress! Well done.

  5. Avatar Manon L'Hostis on March 14, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Very neat! And the colors are wonderful❤

  6. Avatar Heike on March 16, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I love the dress. It really fits Anne and still feels modern

  7. Avatar Mandi on March 20, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    This is exactly what I would picture Anne would wear. This is my daughters favorite series. Excellent and clean sewing.

  8. Avatar Laura Ingalls Gunn on March 21, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I adore Anne and you brought her to life beautifully!

  9. Avatar AnnaCatherine Sendgikoski on March 26, 2021 at 5:48 am

    Nicely done, very smart and practical! I love this. Thank you!

  10. Avatar Stephanie Murison on March 27, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Really pretty and beautifully finished! I would totally wear this to do groceries, and I can definitely see Anne wearing this too! Well done!

  11. Avatar Peta Pendlebury on March 29, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    This is a beautiful dress. So understated from a distance and then as you get closer you see all the details. I love it – particularly the cream edging on the waist band and those pintucks! Sooo straight. Well done.

  12. Avatar Monica on April 3, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Those pleats are so amazing!

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