Sew Over It Summer Party

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We’ve been thinking for a while how nice it would be to have a summer party for some of our favourite sewing bloggers. So last Friday we closed up early and we did just that! We invited bloggers from in and around London to come for an evening of drinks, nibbles and lampshade making.

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We were so honored that so many lovely ladies came to party with us. Having read all their blogs for a long time it was great to finally meet them – and see a few familiar faces from the John Lewis Sewing Bee.

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Trust us to organise a party on the hottest day of the year. It was fan central!

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Our delicious cake pops started melting – noooooo!

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Some of us took to the streets to cool down.

After a few drinks we headed downstairs to our slightly cooler studio for a lampshade making demonstration from me and my glamorous assistant Tugba. Then came the exciting part – choosing the fabric for the lampshades. We loved seeing what everyone picked.

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18Everyone paired up with a buddy. Rolling the lampshade wires onto the fabric can be a tricky job on your own!

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How pretty are these bad boys? Good work everyone!

After we’d all finished our lampshades it was back upstairs for more chatting and more cocktails.

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Ami even had time for a bit of fabric shopping!

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We thought they made good hats too, no? Love this photo!

A huge thank you to everyone who came. You can find links to their blogs below – well worth a read!

Ami from The Little Tailoress
Charlie from This Blog Is Not For You
Charlotte from By Hand London
Clare from Sew Dixie Lou
Emmie from My Oh Sew Vintage Life
Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher
Janey from The Lazy Crafter
Lauren from Crafty Little Bugger
Nissa from Sew Short Nissa
Rachel from the Brodrick Design Studio
Rachel from House of Pinheiro
Sally from Charity Shop Chic
Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons

If you’d like to make yourself a lampshade to match your house, we sell lampshade making kits on our online shop here.

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