Despite all my worries beforehand, last night’s Pillowcase Dress embellishing event at Drink, Shop & Do was a great success – thank you to everyone who came and helped out!
For those of you that love stats, here is what we achieved (in the very dim lighting!):
30 People keen to sew
33 Pre-made dresses embellished
20 New dresses brought along by the wonderful Lisa
11 New dresses brought along by other lovely seamstresses
131 Dresses made so far – amazing!
If anyone has dresses waiting / nearly made at home I’d really appreciate it if you could try and get them to me by the end of the year, or at least let me know they’re on their way. That way I can announce the grand total! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know my address.
A lovely mix of people came, from those who hadn’t really sewn before, a birthday party, and some fellow bloggers (sorry if I missed anyone) – Dibs, Rachel from House of Pinheiro, Alana from Lazy Stitching, Janene from Ooobop, and Rehanon (who came all the way from Brighton!) from Miss Demeanour Is On The Make.
Thank you all for coming, and for being so creative!
Over the next couple of weeks I am going to speak to a few different charities about taking some of the dresses, so keep checking back and hopefully you will see where your dress ends up! I heard yesterday that the trip to Ghana went well, and the dresses that Jenny took out for me were a great success. Hopefully I’ll have some photos to show you soon.
Here are a selection of photos from last night (click on one and they get bigger), as you will see from the last photo I have only had time to sort the dresses into piles, so will show you the finished creations later this week!