Summer Dress Season

Find your perfect summer wardrobe

Blog / 19 June 2015

I absolutely love making dresses but I’m not quite as good at wearing them that often. I’m not sure why, but I know I’m not alone!

I really enjoyed the Simple Sleeveless Top Challenge I set myself for the month of May where each week I shared a different version of the Simple Sleeveless Top from my book.

I really liked the motivation it gave me to try new things so I’ve decided that July is going to be............

Each Friday on the blog I’ll feature a different type of summer dress and talk you though:

  • The design and variation options
  • What I love about it
  • How to style and wear it
  • My top fabric picks
  • My top construction tips
  • My Customisation Ideas

For the following week after the post is published that featured pattern will be on special offer, as well as my top fabric picks too! Yay!

I’ll leave it a surprise as to what each dress will actually be but I’ve given them a sterotype so you know what’s coming up…

  • The Super Comfy Dress
  • The Big Swooshy Dress
  • The Simple Classic Dress
  • The Cute Everyday Dress
  • The Breezy Maxi Dress

To top it all off I’m hosting a special Summer Dress Event in the Shop on Saturday 25th July so save the date!

Come along for a fun day browsing all the different dress patterns that we sell (there are over 30!) and samples of them.

We can properly measure you and give advice on choosing a size and any fitting alterations that might need done, then help you pick out the best fabric!

And of course there will be cake and refreshments (measuring can be done before or after – your choice!)

Let us help you find your Perfect Summer Dress!

It’s free to come along and there is no need to register. We will be open from 9.30am-5.30pm so just drop by anytime!

We also have two Summer Dress Workshops planned over the summer. Join Claire to make the now sold out everywhere ByHand London Anna Dress (link here) or join Layla for the 'You Choose the Dress' Workshop where you can choose to make any one of the 30+ dress patterns we stock! (link to details here)