Different by design

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It’s one of the biggest days of your life and finding the right dress for the occasion is almost certainly right up there at the top of your to-do list…

So how do you find one that’s a perfect fit, not just for your body shape but for your own style and personality?

Someone who has the answer is Anne Bird of Daisy Dresses, who joins the Girls Around Town as their latest Fabulous After 40 guest.

Following a long career in the public sector, Anne found her fabulous when she opened the Daisy Dresses studio and workshop in Winkburn last month. Specialising in designing and making bespoke wedding gowns, she works closely with each bride at every stage of the process, to create unique dresses designed to fit, flatter and help promote body confidence on the big day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday, when June and Tina find out more about what inspired Anne to take her life in a totally new direction.

And how, in a world where frou frou often reigns supreme, she’s on a mission to offer brides something a little different and help them find their own fabulous!

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You’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out all about Anne Bird and Daisy Dresses – or will you?

On Sunday 14 August, Anne will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about how she found her own Fabulous After 40 by setting up her new bespoke bridal design and dressmaking service.

But in the meantime, if you want a sneak preview of what she’ll be talking about on the show, she’s having a party to celebrate the official opening of her Winkburn studio – and you’re invited!

Visit the studio on the evening of Saturday 9 July and you’ll have chance to see how she puts her dressmaking skills to good use designing and sewing beautiful bespoke dresses and – her particular passion – restyling vintage wedding gowns for the modern day bride.

The celebrations start at 6.30pm – there’ll be food and drink as well as competitions and special offers too – and you’ll find Daisy Dresses at Unit 3,The Old Dairy Buildings, Winkburn, Newark, NG22 8PQ.

For more details, visit the website or call Anne on 07904 730506 – and don’t forget to listen in on Sunday 14 August when June and Tina get the full story from their latest Fabulous After 40 guest!

Are you a crafty sew n sew?

crafty betty imageDid you just say yes? Then this Saturday’s show will be right up your street…

Michelle Baker will be joining the Girls Around Town after 11am to talk about upcoming events and workshops at her Crafty Betty studios in Newark. And top of the list will be the one that’s happening on Saturday 17 October.

With activities for stitchers of all ages and abilities, Sew Saturday at Crafty Betty is part of a national campaign to raise the profile of sewing stores across the country. Pop over to The Arcade any time between 2pm and 6pm and you’ll find plenty of things to interest and inspire you – from demonstrations and workshops to a craft fair and even a Sewing Bee.

sew saturdayWith free goody bags and a raffle in aid of the Sam White Legacy, not to mention some delicious cupcakes too, there’ll be lots to see and do throughout the afternoon.

June, Tina and Sue will all be putting in an appearance after their show – and no, not just for the cupcakes! They’ll be channelling their inner May Martin, of The Great British Sewing Bee fame, stepping up to judge the entries in the competition to Make a Patchwork Cushion.

Although they probably won’t say no to a cupcake to fortify themselves for the task…

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 1pm on Saturday to find out more. Meanwhile, there’s still time to have a go at one of the various competitions – the closing date is now Friday 16 October so why not visit the website for all the details and download the free patterns for your entry?