Five Me-Made Summer Dresses For Special Occasions

We love a special occasion in summer which gives us the perfect opportunity to wear a dreamy handmade dress. Sewing your own outfits for events like weddings and garden parties is a great way of getting just the look you want. Whether you are thinking about bridesmaid dresses or perfect-for-picnics styles, these are five of our summer favourites.

Ravello Dress from the Summer Dreaming eBook

Our Summer Dreaming eBook is filled with summer head-turners aplenty, and the Ravello Dress is a great option that can be made to suit any occasion. Sew it up as a maxi dress for weddings and as a mini dress for a casual summer look.

Giselle Dress

Chantelle wearing the Giselle Dress, holding her hands in front of her stomach

For a contemporary look, Giselle is your dress! The semi-fitted midi sheath dress has t-shirt length sleeves, a round neckline and you can even add a little split. In particular, the Giselle Dress is made for statement prints and will look gorgeous going from day to night.


Maisie Dress

If you're feeling a little fancy, the Maisie Dress is a great pattern to sew up. It's all in the fabric you choose when it comes to the finished effect. A cotton lawn Maisie is fab for picnics and casual weekends, while a dazzling brocade is just the fabric for a smile-raising wedding guest look.

Betty Dress

Salma twirls in a navy Betty Dress

Our iconic vintage-inspired Betty Dress pattern is made for summer and is our go-to if we're feeling a little bit 1950s. With the fitted bodice and full circle skirt, it will transport you back in time. Sew up the chic boat neckline or use our Betty Add-On to give your Betty a v-neck or scoop neckline and sleeves. However you sew Betty, she's just the vintage make for a summer of fun.

Eve Dress

It can be hard finding the perfect dress to wear to a wedding, but not with the Eve Dress. It's a classically romantic wrap dress with multiple variations from hem style to sleeve, so you can really make it your own.

Which of these will be sewing up first? Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your makes!
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