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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
Here is a little Anna inspiration for you, if your wondering how you can work the pattern.
Look forward to seeing you all at the party.