International Anna Party!

Hello lovelies!

Todays post is a slight departure from normal. However I’ve got some very exciting news to share! If you already follow me on Instagram, you will well be aware of the upcoming party, but for those who are not, I’d like to share this with you today.

International Anna Party

International Anna Party

I’ve spoken previously about the wonderful friendships I have made over the past year, in particular my dearest Elle and Ute. My friendship with these amazing women has not only resulted in late night/early morning conversations, sewing support and the general joys that come with friendships. It has also meant that two very special dresses (here and here) have come to be, and that more than usual they are original and steeped in friendship loveliness. I can not wear them without being cheerfully reminded of how they came to be and who they they have intricate ties to.

International Friends! Pips - Ute - Elle

International Friends! Pips – Ute – Elle

So. The three of us wanted to celebrate our friendship, and as it just so happens, Ms Elle is celebrating a birthday shortly. But how were we to celebrate across continents and timezones, and have dresses and tea and festivities? After much discussion, emailing and some wizard planning on Elle’s part, we decided upon the International Anna Party. To celebrate Elle’s birthday and the beautiful sewing community that I am so blessed to be a part of,  you are formally invited to join us for the #internationalannaparty

The festivities are being held on Instagram, so if you don’t have an account yet but have been thinking of joining, now might be the time! I’ve only seen kindness and fabulous sewing in this little corner of the internet. Plus, there are gifts to be given as part of our celebrations.

Pop over to Elle’s blog lauralovespugs@blogspot.co.uk for some of the finest terms and conditions you will ever  have the pleasure of reading.

If you’ve been thinking of making your own Anna, now is the time. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have made 16 Anna dresses (14 reside and have conversations with each other in my wardrobe, two have made the long journey to Berlin) and on a cost per use basis of the pattern, I think I’m coming up trumps!I can’t deny that there may be more Anna’s in my future, queue concern, however as I have not yet required an intervention thus far, I think I’m ok. Although I do need to invest in some new hangers…Annaparty2 annaparty1

Here is a little Anna inspiration for you, if your wondering how you can work the pattern.

Berlin Anna Dress

Berlin Anna Dress

Vintage Anna Dress

Vintage Anna Dress

Vintage Anna

Vintage Anna

Too Tight Anna (Berlin Now)

Too Tight Anna (Berlin Now)

Gothic Anna

Gothic Anna

Gothic Anna with Split

Gothic Anna with Split

Vintage Anna at the Beach

Vintage Anna at the Beach

Look forward to seeing you all at the party.

Curtsey

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17 thoughts on “International Anna Party!

  1. What a lovely post and invitation! Thank you, Pips! I hope my Anna can hold up to all the Anna gorgeousness you have created ;)! Looking forward to our party across all seas and skies! Xx Ute

    • Ute, your Anna is very inspiring! I can’t wait to see the final outfit. I’m in love with stripes this week, with a little floral thrown in for good measure 😉

  2. Just truly gorgeous, this dress on you. You are so inspiring! Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations; I’ll be following on Instagram for sure! And what a lovely idea you three came up with!

    • Thanks Oonna. Best. Pattern. Ever! I’m going to retire this pattern for at least a couple of weeks now, until the fabric starts whispering to me again. Thanks for joining the party! Pips xxx

  3. Thanks for sharing your many Annas! I bet you hold the record for the most Anna makes! I haven’t made the slash neck version yet but I see one in the near future. And thanks very much for the lovely idea to hold an IG party for this dress!

    • I’ve yet to hear of anyone else breaking past #17! Thank you so much for joining in our party. A soiree we shall never forget! xxx

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