A very lovely weekend to you all and it's been such a long time since I used this typepad blog.
I didn't want to miss anyone though as I have exciting news!
I am delighted to announce that the Verity Hope dress PDF pattern is now on Etsy!
FOR SALE VIA : www.VerityHope.com
... with more information about the new sewing pattern...
Thank you for the very many requests over the years and YES! I mean YEARS! asking to have the Verity Hope dress as a pattern.
The pattern is available from
Happy sewing and a very merry weekend to all!
For exciting news about...
'Easy Fit Pinafore Dress' PDF Pattern
FOR SALE VIA : www.VerityHope.com
I have opened up a second Etsy shop. This new shop calle:
will concentrate on the original country aprons and clothing and general pretty things etc. If I ever do make more Verity Hope dresses, this is where I will post them for sale.
I do have a couple of pairs of pantaloons and a few Kitty pinafores sitting unfinished in the store room so eventually these will go up for sale but ... not just yet! May even be next year before I can get back to those again.
In the meantime here are some country aprons currently available in the new shop:
Meanwhile I'll be concentrating on these in the usual shop:
After so much demand for the VERITY HOPE DRESS, I have finally sucumbed and have decided to bring it out as a SEWING PATTERN! I've had so many requests over the past six years and now it is time.
THING IS.... I have not yet found anywhere that prints up full scale clothing patterns as small runs.
DOES ANYONE KNOW A COMPANY WHO PRINTS SEWING PATTERNS?
I am based in the UK so that would be preferable but am open to all options. Would really love to offer the beloved Verity Hope dress as a pattern for everyone and have all original seven sizes ready and waiting!
Once I find a company I would also like to publish the pantaloons and aprons, Kitty Pinafore and then who knows what else...
Thank you to anyone who would like to contact me for any info:
I can be contacted in various ways:
Also my ETSY shop:
My little Sister modelling an original Verity Hope Dress
Susannah Dashwood x
After so much demand for the VERITY HOPE DRESS, I have finally decided to bring it back again, but this time as a SEWING PATTERN!! I have had so many requests over the past six years and am currently working on it right now.
Please follow the launch at:
and for twitter followers:
https://twitter.com/SDashwood for the progress.
They will be available from Etsy.
THE VERY LAST VERITY HOPE DRESS HAS NOW SOLD OUT... : (
and also the Kitty Pinafores : ((
I'm preparing for a new handicraft range, so to make space, many items in the Susannah Dashwood Etsy shop are now under $20 for clearance...
And these items under $25
Thank you for looking.... ETSY
I'm getting ready for a completely new handicraft range, so as a consequence, I am selling off current stock at super low prices.
Verity Hope dresses...
and Kitty Pinafores:
have all sold out : ( but there are still a number of pleated and flounce frill pantaloons in the shops...
I have a couple more one off dresses to add over the next few weeks to go with those!
I will be continuing with aprons here and there in the future as well as the handicraft range:
The 'Effortless Elegance' range was a fun one to be a part of...
I love the Neo-Classical style and it was inspired by the Victorian artist Lawrence Alma Tadema
I especially loved working with the little rustic roses...
and beautiful muted toned feathers...
and these lovely corsage buttonholes...
This is the Gretta flounce skirt from the range, made from 100% organic bamboo viscose:
I do get asked alot if I will be bringing back any more Verity Hope dresses in the future, at this point, I really don't know when. I do dream of going into production with them again, in even more sizes including young girls.... if I do, it wouldn't be for at least a year to 18 months while I concentrate on my new venture, but let's see what the future holds.
Thank you for visiting....
For 'one production run only' I decided to produce an additional dress to wear with Pantaloons. I wanted something uncomplicated to throw on and could just sling over a jumper (urm...or 'sweater' depending on where you are)or a light t-shirt for the Spring and Summer. Basically, I wanted as little wardrobe decision making as possible...
So here it is...the Kitty Pinafore Dress (urm...'Jumper' dress, depending on where you are)... Gosh, now I'm confused...
I selected a slate blue gray 100% linen fabric because I wanted a dress I could also sling over jeans and the slate colour looked really nice against denim blue. Of course, it does look nice with good old Pantaloons too...
The KITTY PINAFORE comes in SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE and is available at:
Jeans are great, but at times I just want to feel more dreamy yet still be practical...
These have revolutionised my wardrobe.
Wear them under or outer and if you already have the Verity Hope Dress they go hand in hand...
I have different sizes and styles of Pantaloons in the shops, all styles complement the Verity Hope Dress and Kitty Pinafore...
For further info please visit either:
The original linen Verity Hope Dress and Pantaloons are back!
I have had so many requests for the return of the original style and am pleased to introduce:
The MOCHA Verity Hope dress...
and...The Rosewood Verity Hope Dress...
made from a linen/viscose blend which has a lovely soft and flowing feel.
Both dresses are very limited stock and size MEDIUM is already sold out in the MOCHA linen Verity Hope...
SUSANNAH DASHWOOD ETSY SHOP while stocks last x
I have only FIVE more purple/mauve Verity Hope bamboo dresses left in the ETSY SHOP
I am giving 10% off to the last 5 people who purchase one!
Enter coupon code PURPLEVERITY10
Usually $95 with coupon code $85.50
Enter coupon code PURPLEVERITY10 to get 10% off one of the last
five purple Verity Hope Dresses.
Enter coupon code PURPLEVERITY10 to get 10% off one of the last 5 purple Verity Hope Dresses.
Butterflies are in the air...
Flowers fully blooming...
Time for a change...
But what style this week?
Why yes of course!
So many ways...and never short of an opportunity...
Last few Butterfly Wraps available from