Summer dress party
Catch up on Saturdays event

Blog / 29 July 2015

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to our special Summer Dress Party on Saturday! And to those of you who sent lovely well wishes for the day on Twitter and Instagram.

I had such a brilliant time and it was really lovely to see so many ladies get ideas and inspiration for their own Summer Dress Project.

We had samples of all the Independent Dress Sewing Patterns that we stock – there were over 30 in total.

Those of you who are keeping up to date with the Summer Dress Season Blog posts will know that I’ve been making lots of dresses recently and I had made a few more especially for the day.

Rachael and Lucy (who some of you will know from the shop) and Layla (who teaches our dressmaking workshops) also helped me out by making dresses too. It was great to see the different styles all together.

What Summer Party would be complete without lemonade and cake?!

As the lovely ladies arrived we were chatting them though the different patterns and helping to measure and decide what size would be best to make.

How cute are these little postcards we had made up for the day?

Claire, who also teaches our dressmaking workshops and Elizabeth who, as a very loyal customer, knows all the patterns as much as we do, came along to help out too. She had made a lovely version of Tillys new Bettine Dress – doesn’t she look great!?

I want to say a huge thank you to all the girls in my team and to Layla (who is missing from this picture while she was busy teaching) for helping me to put the day on. I couldn't have done it without you!

I know a lot of you couldn’t make it along to the day so I’ve uploaded a little video onto YouTube to chat you though some of the dresses. It's from the Live Periscope Video that I did last night.

If you haven't heard of Periscope before then its well worth checking out. It's a live video streaming app that means you can watch videos live and ask questions and chat - its so much fun! You just have to watch out for the weirdos who leave dodgey comments while you are broadcasting! It takes me a second to block them from the chat and then I get put off my train of thought! Ah the joys of the World Wide Web!

We still have all the sample dresses in the shop so if you get a chance, there is still time to come and see them all.

Part 5 (the final instalment) of the Summer Dress Season to come this Friday when I'll be showing you my 'Cute Everyday' Dress. I'll do another little Periscope Video on Friday night as well to show you it in real life - so tune into that too if your free.

Do you have a favourite dress so far? What summer dresses have you been making?