Hi my name is Anne and I started Serendipity Girls Designer Dresses in October 2010 when I realised I could turn my dress making skills and design ideas into a small business online. My husband created the first website which went live on 2nd December 2010.
My limited edition handmade dresses for girls aged 2 to 8 are unique and well made. I have been dressmaking since I was 13, taught by my mother, and have made clothes for family and friends ever since.
Now my two sons have grown up and left home I want to use my creativity to produce garments that others will love and enjoy wearing. I love sourcing unusual fabrics and as Franklin D Roosevelt said " happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort". Why not also have a look at my Blog to keep up to date with my latest designs and dresses,crocheted knitwear and accessories added to the website.
I have met lots of people through the various social media outlets and exchanged design ideas and craft pictures. As a small business where you are often working alone for long periods it really makes you feel part of a wider "craft" community and you can always bounce ideas off friends and get constructive feedback.
I have won various awards for my dresses but probably the one I am most proud of is winning Theo Paphitis's "SBS" (small business sunday) , from BBC's Dragons Den.He is a business entrepreneur and a huge supporter of small businesses. He has set up a website of the Small Business Sunday winners, so you can see me there along with other winners.
My website has been seen in over 136 countries so I can say we are truly global. You can now see some of my dresses in 360 degree spin view and magnify on a plane you wish to examine further.
I am on most social media platforms and you can buy my unique dresses, knitwear and accessories in my Etsy shop or on Amazon Handmade if you would prefer.
Thanks for looking!