Yesterday I shared all the details behind the Lucy for Women. Today I am sharing the details for the Anna Top/Dress. It is inspired by the Maggie Mae Tunic and Dress for girls. It was another pattern that was often requested for women, but I made some design edits. It has the same sleeve style and curved bodice but instead of having a pleated skirt I did a solid piece with a slight A-Line.

You can get your pattern HERE

 The top has great flow and a very flattering drape. Bust darts add some slight shaping to the top.

 The pattern works with almost any type of fabric, (knits and wovens even) I loved making this one with a lace so it had a bit of a sheer element to it. I love how the curved bodice frames the bust line, it looks great on everyone.

The back has the same curved yoke and it’s split, it can be left open so the slit splits like a V or it can be buttoned at the top. (here I actually used a snap and added a decorative button since the button I wanted to use was too large for a button hole I didn’t want a button hole that big 🙂
The best part about the pattern is that it also has a shift dress option. Don’t you just love a pattern with options. The slight A-Line shape is loose and flowing with only the bust dart offering the shaping its really easy to slip on and wear. (I have some fun variations on this coming up) 

 Shortened up I am excited to make a few as swim covers, I love anything that just slips on and goes.

So there is the Anna.

You can get the pattern HERE

I just loved seeing the testers tops. Here are just a few of the amazing tops my tester group made, from left to right top to bottom:
Natasha made this stunning dress using a silk for the top.
Amy made this mustard floral top and I love the linen like fabric for the top.
Deana added piping along the curve and I just LOVE that little pop.
Trinh used a chiffon for the top and I love that sheer element.
Jenni used a great print with the darker solid I love the combo.
Emily went light and neutral with the great large floral for the bottom.
Amy added the contrast around the neck and sleeve and I love the pop of color, also posed with her son who is wearing the new Helter Skelter Tee she tested as well.
Rebbeca put floral and pink together and I love the bright color so perfect for spring
Erin mixed to solids and I just love the navy and crisp white.