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Handcrafted Anywhere Skirt

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A skirt is just the perfect end of summer project, for the really hot and humid days we get here. I don’t often wear skirts or dresses, but when it’s hot (or when I can add lots of layers in the winter) I do love them. I couldn’t wait to try Dana‘s newest pattern, The Anywhere Skirt.

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I had been hoarding this print by Alison Glass from her Handcrafted collection. I decided I’d better make something with it (and have enough leftover for more projects!) before Handcrafted 2 came out. It ended up being the perfect match for this pattern. I auditioned 3-4 other fabrics, but this one just felt right. I think the print totally can make the outfit, so pairing it with a simple tank or sweater is easy and effortless.

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Towards the end of the project I was still a little wary. I had left the skirt long enough so I could determine the length that would work best. Worried that it had gone a little too much Little House on the Prairie with it, I *may* have crumpled it up and thrown in on the ground. Stepping away seemed like it was the best bet. I came back to it a bit later and was able to find the length I like, and finish!skirt6

Dana’s pattern is really beginner friendly and walks you right through to the end. I love Dana‘s little funny and friendly tips and how encouraging she is throughout the pattern. This is a great skirt for beginners, plus you can adapt it for any size. The skirt is made to fit using your chosen measurements! I know my girls want one each already.

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Pattern: The Anywhere Skirt by MADE
Fabric: Handcrafted by Alison Glass for Andover


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21 thoughts on “Handcrafted Anywhere Skirt

  1. Brigit says:

    Wonderful skirt! Lovely modeling photo shoot too against the lake including your girls. The Handcrafted print is perfect for the pattern and beautiful buttons to match. Very inspiring, am considering making one for myself or at least for one of my now grown daughters. Thank you Anna!

  2. Patti says:

    Wow, Anna! I already love this pattern, guess I really need to buy it! But I seriously think this pattern was made for you! You look gorgeous!

  3. hayley says:

    Your skirt looks great. Definitely adding it to the list. I hardly ever wear skirts either but I do love a good one and the pattern looks lovely.

  4. Di Ross says:

    Lovely. That pattern is on my list. At the risk of sounding creepy ?you should wear more skirts and dresses with those legs. Envious, something weird happened to mine very short from the knee down. That’s why I wear pants a lot . Cheers.! love your work your book is on order.

  5. Sandra Woods says:

    This is a very nice outfit. I like the navy/white. I would never have thought to make this fabric into a skirt. Bravo.

  6. Donna Baker says:

    this looks wonderful on you, love the style and print and I have to say you have sexy legs that you cover up a lot with jeans in your photos – if you got it, flaunt it so show them off more!! Ha

  7. erin says:

    It looks amazing on you, Anna! Perfect fabric!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Lovely. It looks great with that white shirt. It’s the perfet tee. Would you mind sharing where it’s from?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks so much Stephanie. 🙂 Yes, the shirt is from Target, Mossimo brand. Hope that helps!

  9. dolores says:

    Ah….we can tell you are very happy with it by that great full smile!:)

    Love that pattern…I have a small waist to big hips issue and patterns like that are great. Will have to go check it out.
    When are you going to get your book in your shop?:)

  10. Heidi says:

    Such a gorgeous skirt, and that fabric couldn’t be more perfect for it. Beautiful, Anna!

  11. Kristie says:

    Gorgeous skirt! Thanks for sharing. It makes me feel good that my sewing idols sometimes need to step away from their projects once in a while. 🙂

  12. Heather says:

    so awesome! beautiful on you, and love that fabric!

  13. Mad says:

    LOVE! and I really, really need to know where you got those shoes! 🙂 Pls take me out of my misery and share. lol.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thank you! My shoes are by Seychelles last year. I think I might have gotten them from Zappos, but they’re available at a few places around the web. 🙂

  14. Kathy says:

    Super cute! Very flattering!

  15. ella says:

    The skirt and the pictures are beautiful.

  16. kristin says:

    Ah Anna you’re so pretty! I love the skirt and love the photos too.

  17. dana says:

    Anna this is so beautiful. I love the fabric choice and of course the photos. You’re one of my favorite models!

  18. Cindy says:

    Such a pretty skirt and it looks so pretty on you! Love the pics and the location and your girls are just too cute!:)

  19. Angela says:

    I didn’t give that skirt a second thought until seeing it on you. It looks gorgeous on you and you paired it with the perfect fabric.

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