It’s here; the Tea house dress tour
So, the Tea House Dress Tour is finally here! It started a few months ago with just a bunch of bloggers from all over the world (aka the Pink Ladies; Emi from Just add Fabric, Thao from Little Cumquat, Bettina from Stahlarbeit, Soso from Moineau et Petit pois and myself). In our little Pink Ladies space we talked about the release of the Tea House Dress from Sew House Seven and how much we all liked it. One thing led to another and suddenly we started planning a Tea House Dress Tour. Some more lovely blogging ladies joined us and we all started choosing fabric, choosing which view we wanted to make, taking pictures, preparing blog posts… And so, here we are, from all over the world, talking about what we love, sewing!
Be sure to follow us every day of the tour, since we all made our own version and view, so it will give you great examples of this versatile pattern. And you know what, there will be a giveaway as well!
The Tea House dress is flattering and easy to wear. The pattern has a variety of options for different looks. Use a silk or rayon fabric with some drape for a vintage inspired look, or a cotton yarn dyed stripe for a more modern feel. Here are the specifics:
- a V-neckline with front and back neck yokes, front seaming, in-seam angled pockets (dress versions)
- a back neck box pleat
- cuffed dolman short sleeves
- two different tie options
- views A, B & C feature wide under the bust and inseam ties that can be tied behind the back or doubled around to the front
- Views D, E & F feature a spaghetti waist tie through a back tunnel and can be tied in the front or for a just a bit of waist definition, tied behind the back.
- 3 different lenght options (top, above the knee & tea length dress)
- no closures!
- beginner level pattern sizes 0 – 20
I chose to make view E, the dress with the spaghetti waist tie. Being a bit bold I used a knit instead of cotton or rayon. I just had to make this dress out of the Wishfull Dandelion Fields knit from LA Finch Fabrics. I have had the fabric for a while and it was laying there in my fabric stash, waiting for a project like this…. Be aware that it is quite difficult to use a knit for this pattern… For the best result, use a woven or rayon. I will do so, the next time 😉
Today we start the tour with the wonderful Tea House dresses Bettina (Stahlarbeit) and Melissa (Rebel and Malice) made. So be sure to go and enjoy their stories and enjoy the dresses!
Here’s the line-up, make sure to check them out every day!
Tuesday August 9th || Rebel and Malice || Stahlarbeit || Gaafmachine
Wednesday August 10th || In a manner of sewing || Sew Happy || Mottenfrosch
Thursday August 11th || Sew Mariefleur || Kreamino || Fairies, bubbles & co || Frölein Tilia
Friday August 12th || Made by Sara || Just add fabric || Little cumquat
And now about the giveaway (it ends on Midnight CET on Friday August 12th)! Would you like to win a pattern of your choice from Sew House Seven? Peggy from Sew House Seven has generously offered to sponsor this giveaway, thank you! So, come on and write a comment on this post! We will pick two lucky winners next Monday 15th of August using a random generator.
UPDATE: I received a wonderful message from LA Finch Fabrics. They would like to add 2 times 6 yards of apparel fabric to our giveaway.
Make sure to hop on over tomorrow, more beautifull Tea House Dresses and Tops to come!!!
Bettina @STahlarbeit says:
9 augustus 2016 at 09:13
Thank you so much for all your work, dear Friend! I’m so proud to be part of this tour.
9 augustus 2016 at 09:25
Great you are joining our lovely tea party 🙂
Little cumquat says:
9 augustus 2016 at 09:57
Thank you for hosting this tour. It’s great to have a group of friends come together who share the same love xx
9 augustus 2016 at 10:02
it is :)! Thank you for joining Thao!
9 augustus 2016 at 10:20
Lovely design and the tour is a great idea. I like to see Diferent makers approach To the same pattern. Looking forward to see them all!
9 augustus 2016 at 12:42
Thank you Maria. They are all wonderful!
Marieke (circle meest line) says:
9 augustus 2016 at 10:34
Can’t wait to see more Tea House Dresses! It was Love at First sight when I saw this pattern come out. Now our holiday is over I can Finally Make me one 🙂 So great to have a blogtour for extra INSPIRATIon!
9 augustus 2016 at 12:43
I am sure you will love making it Marieke 🙂
9 augustus 2016 at 10:44
Wow, Looking forward to seeing all the versions of this pattern!
9 augustus 2016 at 12:43
They are all just great Fiona!
9 augustus 2016 at 10:51
Very intrigued to see all the variations from you talented girLs!
9 augustus 2016 at 12:43
9 augustus 2016 at 10:54
Such a beautiful pattern – it sure looks like a summer staple! Love it, can’t wait to see all the versions!
9 augustus 2016 at 12:46
it really is!
9 augustus 2016 at 11:01
So happy to be part of this tour with you and these fabulous ladies! Thank you so much for organizing this <3
9 augustus 2016 at 12:47
Happy to host it 🙂 and happy you are here too! xoxo
Stephanie Knaepper says:
9 augustus 2016 at 12:25
I Love the patterns of sew house seven and i’ll be watching all your designs! ?
9 augustus 2016 at 12:47
9 augustus 2016 at 12:48
Ive seen various versions of this pattern popping up on instagram and it looks so versatile- looking forward to seeing everyones versions on the tour!
Li ann says:
9 augustus 2016 at 12:59
Looks utterly amazing! So many nice features. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern!
Kristin Irene Kristensen says:
9 augustus 2016 at 13:42
Cute cute cute! Crossing my fingers in hopes of winning one of these adorable dress patterns <3
9 augustus 2016 at 15:19
i’m so EXCITED about this tour! I’ve been curiouS about this dress and can’t wait to see what you ladies do with it. Sorry about the caps; i can’t make lowercase worK ?
9 augustus 2016 at 15:19
love your version of this pattern, gorgeous really! Would love to give it a go.
9 augustus 2016 at 16:51
i LOVE THIS PATTERN – i just have to figure out what fabric i want to make mine in!
9 augustus 2016 at 18:38
I have been eyeing this pattern and am so excited to see everyone’s!
9 augustus 2016 at 18:41
I’d love to win this pattern, im looking forward to seeing all the versions sewn up!
Hilde van der Vlist says:
9 augustus 2016 at 18:44
I’m working on this pattern, lovely to see so many other versions! I’d love to make more from sew house seven, such a great style!
9 augustus 2016 at 23:09
THank you for Hosting this lovely tour :-* I will always prepare a black tea for you 😉
10 augustus 2016 at 21:47
10 augustus 2016 at 00:53
Love Sew House 7!!
10 augustus 2016 at 01:17
THANK you for the mention!
Can’t wait to see the sew ups!
10 augustus 2016 at 21:48
Sure thing! I love LA Finch Fabrics. Thanks so much for your generous add to our giveaway 🙂 🙂
10 augustus 2016 at 04:59
A knit! Why not? Can’t wait to see the dresses.
10 augustus 2016 at 07:12
Wonderful to see more versions for inspiration! Thanks for hosting a blog tour and the opportunity to win a pattern. I picked up the Tea House pattern already but would love to add another Sew House Seven pattern in my collection!!
10 augustus 2016 at 08:47
It is really interesting seeing this dress on a Different body shapes and the design looks so flattering !
10 augustus 2016 at 11:55
I love the lines of this pattern and it is really INSpiring to see the different versions in different fabrics.
10 augustus 2016 at 12:16
I would love to win a gorgeous pattern 🙂
10 augustus 2016 at 14:06
what a cute dress. So simple with great details, like the pockets. And I love LA FinCh Fabrics. They are one if my go-to fabric shOps.
10 augustus 2016 at 14:12
I love seeing DIFFERENT takes on the same pattern 🙂 WOuld love to win this pattern, of course haha
10 augustus 2016 at 21:45
10 augustus 2016 at 14:36
Love this! Excit to make my own! Thanks!
Emily D says:
10 augustus 2016 at 14:57
I have been Looking for a dress with dolman sleeves For a little while now and i am so happy i came across this one. I’ve found a couple Others, but i wasnt happy with the instructioNs. As a newbie to Sewing for myself, i need detailed Foolproof instructions or i will sew backwards! 🙂
10 augustus 2016 at 21:45
I am sure you will love this pattern!!!
10 augustus 2016 at 15:02
WOW, SO MANY BEAUTIFUL VERSIONS, AND I LOVE HOW THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT! wOULD LOVE TO WIN THE PATTERN, AND OF COURSE FABRIC! 🙂
10 augustus 2016 at 21:44
Gina c. says:
10 augustus 2016 at 15:12
THis pattern looks great! Im excited to see all the versions of this. Looks like something that i’d eNjoy sewing.
Sarah S says:
10 augustus 2016 at 15:16
That blue fabric in the cover photo is beautiful! Looks like a very nice dress pattern.
10 augustus 2016 at 15:19
I really like the front neck and facing detail on this pattern – great giveaway, thanks!
10 augustus 2016 at 15:21
What a lovely pattern!
10 augustus 2016 at 15:29
Love to see the varIoUs ways you all show how the pattern can be interprEted!
Tawnya Dillinger says:
10 augustus 2016 at 16:33
I’m excited to see what everyone does with this pattern!
10 augustus 2016 at 17:15
Wow, Nelleke, again i’m very proud of you!!! and i’m sure i will use The pattern too!
big kiss from your mother
10 augustus 2016 at 21:44
Thanks mom :)! xxx
10 augustus 2016 at 17:39
Very nice! I would love to try this pattern myself.
10 augustus 2016 at 17:54
I love tea ❤️ And tea houses, and tea parties! I think i may need this on principle alone! 🙂
10 augustus 2016 at 18:42
All These versions are beautiFul, especially yours NeLleke ! I love your fabric choice sooo much ! I’m sad i didn’t manage to maKe mine but I’m sure we Will find another pattern to sew all togetHer agaIn 😀
10 augustus 2016 at 18:55
Andreia’s version is stunning. I’m inspired.
10 augustus 2016 at 21:22
Gah! this is a gorgeous Dress! So many things you could do! The Center Front is such a great way to feature some lovely fabric. And what a giveaway! Wouldn’t it be Amazing to Win!
Lodi Srygley says:
10 augustus 2016 at 23:54
This is a beautiful pattern, and it looks like an easy one to”make your own”!
I’m just making the Mississippi Ave. top, and would love to make this also!
11 augustus 2016 at 00:26
So many talented ladies! This will be awesome! thanks for the generous giveaway!
Kathy Lynch says:
11 augustus 2016 at 00:36
a beautiful version of what looks like a fabulous pattern! well done!
Michelle hansen says:
11 augustus 2016 at 01:48
Great idea, love this dress!
Zenna Nixon says:
11 augustus 2016 at 01:57
Loving these dresses. Thank you for the great sIze range.
11 augustus 2016 at 04:16
I’ve Been eyeing this pattern since it came out and am already enjoying your makes! It’s so great to be able to see a pattern in action before making it yourself.
Mandy Greyling Holmwood says:
11 augustus 2016 at 05:42
What a pretty pattern! I love when something different comes along – it really cuts through the clutter of all the mediocre patterns out there. Fab giveaway too! 🙂
11 augustus 2016 at 06:52
lovely pattern! i will definetely sew this. thanks FOR hosting the blogparty AND for INSPIRING ALL of us!
11 augustus 2016 at 07:17
Your Tea Party is soooo wonderful!
Åsa Maria borg says:
11 augustus 2016 at 07:47
? Great dress/pattern !! looking forward seeing the other versions on thIs blog tour! ☀️
11 augustus 2016 at 08:42
What a great idea, the tour, the dress… I didnt know it before but cant wait to see the rest of the entrys!
11 augustus 2016 at 08:44
What a lovely pattern! I have some beautiful nani iro double gauze that would be perfect for this:)
Tone Hultmann says:
11 augustus 2016 at 08:59
OMGosh, This dress pattern is really beautiful!!! (And I would looove to win;) )
11 augustus 2016 at 09:20
So nice to see one pattern made up in many different ways 🙂
11 augustus 2016 at 09:34
Hi. Marie Fleur brought me here. Love the dress, and the fact that it has no closures, makes me want to try to make it! Look forward to see all the dresses for inspiration ☺
11 augustus 2016 at 10:06
It is very inspiring to see all the different versions of the Tea House dress! Nelleke, Where can I find your dress in a dandelion knit?
11 augustus 2016 at 13:31
It’s in the first post. You can scroll through the photo’s!
11 augustus 2016 at 10:07
I have just redescovereD sewing, and i StumbleD over this tour searching for dress patterns. What a lovely dress!
11 augustus 2016 at 10:15
Such lovely dress … I’ve liked the dress when it was first released but wanted to see other versions made by bloggers to see if i like it or not … So, thanks so much for doing the blog tour and for doing the giveaway …
11 augustus 2016 at 10:17
Such a cute dress!
11 augustus 2016 at 11:47
Wow! Great pattern!!
11 augustus 2016 at 12:23
great design, beautiful.
11 augustus 2016 at 12:25
Oh i do like this pattern, and such fun to find so many new (to me) bloggers. Thank You
11 augustus 2016 at 12:51
Cute pattern with lots of opportunities for creativity.
11 augustus 2016 at 12:58
Beautiful pattern! And its great to follow on instagram and visit the blogs! A blog tour is always inspiring!
11 augustus 2016 at 13:32
I love the tea house dress! So beauTifUll! Discovered the pattern yesterday on pinterest and fell in love with it!
11 augustus 2016 at 13:52
I just found the dress via rums and it is gorgeous! Thanks for this great giveaway!
11 augustus 2016 at 15:25
I love this dress!!
Thanks for this blogue tour!
11 augustus 2016 at 17:25
Oh wow, by now I have seen so many beautiful Tea House Dresses and tops, I’ll just have to comment.
Thank you so Much (!!) for organizing this tour, it is absolutely lovely to see that many great women in wonderful Dresses in one week – can’t wait to start sewing my own now…
Anne Louise says:
11 augustus 2016 at 17:35
I have already bought the pdf-pattern, can’t wait to start sewing the dress! So nice! Would love to win some fabric for it,though. ?
11 augustus 2016 at 17:47
i already have the alberta st skirt pattern and the mississippi Ave dress pattern and now thanks to all the great makes on the blog tour I really want the tea house dress pattern too. Sew House Seven just can’t seem to go wrong in my book. Count me in for the give away!!
Ramsey F says:
11 augustus 2016 at 20:10
What a be dress pattern! I will have to make one. What a great giveaway.
11 augustus 2016 at 21:26
I love this dress! It’s top on my list of dresses to make – so fun to see the versions on the tour! Thanks-
Katy M says:
12 augustus 2016 at 01:46
Thank you for introducing me to this pattern – its just my style! Im looking forward to seeing all the versions x
12 augustus 2016 at 02:38
What a fabulous idea aNd lovely dresses!
12 augustus 2016 at 03:37
They’re fantastic! Great to see so many styles. Lookingnforw to beinb part of the competition ?
12 augustus 2016 at 03:39
Loving all of your Tea House dresses! I made the top last month, but you all are inspiring me to make another!
Terry L. Durst says:
12 augustus 2016 at 03:39
All the pieces in the tour are beautiful!
Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement shared through the tour.
12 augustus 2016 at 04:15
So Many beautiful examples! Love this design!
12 augustus 2016 at 04:18
Love this design and all of these beautiful versions!!
12 augustus 2016 at 04:34
Very cool dress pattern! Looking forward to seeing more 🙂
Julie V says:
12 augustus 2016 at 04:59
Thanks for the chance to win, The dRess is beaUtiful.
Jill karcheR says:
12 augustus 2016 at 05:04
I’ve enjoted seeing everyone’s versions. Lovely pattern!
12 augustus 2016 at 06:10
I just received this Patteen from peggy last week and cant wait to Sew SOMETHING up. I’m lOving all the blogger versions! Thank you for HOSTING the tea hoUse tour.
12 augustus 2016 at 06:40
This is So great to see! I found you by looking at some suggested posts on blogloving and im so glad i did.
Miriam "mecki macht" says:
12 augustus 2016 at 07:31
Thats such an adorable pattern – need to have one, too – thanx For the great idea of these giveaways-
Ani Lorak says:
12 augustus 2016 at 09:50
Wonderful d´resses and I must say more a style for bigger sizes. Unbelievable that this pattern needs so much fabric but a good investment. Really nice style and I am happy that I have seen this at Bettina’s blog. I am going to make a tour on yours and the other. Really nice. I like this very much and probably I have luck and will win the pattern. Who knows. For Sure Saved to remember…
12 augustus 2016 at 10:55
I have found by incident your website today and I was right nOw hooked by the pattern. I like v-necks as much as belts and it seams to be a good simple design that gives enough space for Ones own embellishing ideas. If I would have heard earlier about your tea dress tour, i would have liked to join in.
MaYbe I am lucky on 15th of August – it is my birthday and that would be a Very lovely surprise! Would’nt iT?
12 augustus 2016 at 11:38
I can’t wait to sew up my version of this dress!
vlijtig Liesje says:
12 augustus 2016 at 12:58
Wow, this look like a Great pattern, with a lot of possibilities from a Light flower dress, over strips or even a perfect little Black dress.
Tanya Nash says:
12 augustus 2016 at 13:16
I love thE differEnt mAkes of this dress dress and look forward to making my own version.
12 augustus 2016 at 13:47
i’ve been really eyeing this pattern so i’m so glad to see so many lovely ladies sewing it up!
12 augustus 2016 at 14:42
This is a lovely pattern. I’ve enjoyed Seeing the various styles and uniqueness from each person. What fun to get friends together and make a project. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
12 augustus 2016 at 15:12
What An adorable pattern!!
THIS is a definite summer wardrobe staple!
Just Love it ?
I can’t wait to read about all the versions made!
Adorable Divas says:
12 augustus 2016 at 15:14
I LOVE this so much!
I want to make so many versions…..if only I could buy some time! ?
12 augustus 2016 at 15:21
beautiful ladies in gorgeous dresses. I would love to sew one myself.
12 augustus 2016 at 16:08
When I first saw the pattern on the web I Found it so lovely! After Seing all these gorgeous tea house dresses (and blouses) I found this pattern perfection!
Rebecca Pelletier says:
12 augustus 2016 at 18:16
im in love with “in a manner of sewing” version. Definitely oN my need to sew list. Would love to win this❤️
12 augustus 2016 at 22:58
Gosh I love this pattern!
13 augustus 2016 at 01:39
Fun combo of pattern and fabrics.
13 augustus 2016 at 01:44
Beautiful contesT gooD luck to us all!!
13 augustus 2016 at 02:00
Love Emi’s dress!
13 augustus 2016 at 02:11
Amazing! I’m in love with the details on this pattern!
Polly m says:
13 augustus 2016 at 02:18
It was niCe seeing all the versions. Good job, ladies!
13 augustus 2016 at 02:49
There is something about this dress…has Me Captivated…Just love it!
13 augustus 2016 at 04:13
13 augustus 2016 at 07:19
I have been eyeing on Sew house seven patterns and this will be a great opportunity to try this beautiful dress! Thank you for the giveaway!
13 augustus 2016 at 08:57
I’ve bought the tea house dress pattern and cant wait to sew it! Love this blog tour for the iNspiration!
Kayla Samuels says:
13 augustus 2016 at 13:07
This is stunning. I am so glad I bought this! Thanks for the chance to win the amazing prizes!
13 augustus 2016 at 13:32
I just saw Thao’s beautiful dress, and had to visit your blog! What a fantastic pattern! All the ladies look fabulous 🙂
alice Pryor says:
13 augustus 2016 at 13:45
ABSOLUTEly gorgeous dress pattern, and beautiful sewen by you all.
13 augustus 2016 at 22:36
all the dresses are so fantastic!
14 augustus 2016 at 00:23
Such beautiful patterns.
Thanks for the opportunity.
14 augustus 2016 at 01:24
What a fantastic idea! i can’t wait to Make my own now – thanks for the inspiration!
14 augustus 2016 at 06:53
Beautiful showcase of tops and dressed. I love the fabrics chosen as well ?
14 augustus 2016 at 14:30
What a wonderful dress, and a wonderful dress tour! You have all inspired me. Can’t wait to get started
Lori B says:
14 augustus 2016 at 21:31
I love this pattern. I bought it a few weeks ago and am waiting for just the right fabric to come along. Lots of inspiration on this blog tour!
Tomas Allbones says:
1 september 2016 at 04:59
I can t tell you how much I love your dress! The fabric is gorgeous and I couldn t imagine anything more perfect for this pattern. You ve inspired me I definitely need to make another one! Sehr schon. Den Schnitt hatte ich auch bestellt und warte jetzt, dass der Sommer wiederkommt. LG Carola