August 23, 2017

Summer Party 2017

It’s been a couple of days since our Summer Party now but we’re only just coming back down to reality. A full evening of chatting to sewists, admiring all of the handmade outfits, drinking Moscow Mules, eating pizzas and dancing to 90s RnB. It was so. much. fun!

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Our Mini Market had Nina Lee Patterns and Crafty Sew and So selling lots of wonderful things. Nina was wearing her brand new Kew dress pattern which is so amazing, going to have to make one asap.

new-craft-house-summer-party-hannahHannah also ran our very own ‘Build a Bra’ Bar with laces and elastics in all different colours to make a whole range of bras with. These kits will be making it onto the shop soon so look out for them!

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Β Holly and Fraser were our ‘stars on the doors’ and ready to welcome everyone to the party with a can of Dalston Drinks and a shot of their choice. Judging by what remained at the end of the night Gin and Lemonade was a popular choice! The guys at Dalston Drinks often support our events and are a brilliant local business, if you ever see their cans out give them a try.

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We had a Pom Pom making station filled with colourful yarn from Love Knitting and lots and lots of pom pom makers. Look at this cool one Elsie (@girlswear) made.

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new-craft-house-workshop-party Everyone wore such amazing handmade creations and almost everyone entered our Best Handmade Outfit competition. The prizes were a Tatty Devine necklace, Sewing World subscription and voucher for Stoff + Stil so you can see why! In the end our four judges picked Amelia (@sewingmachinations) as the overall winner for her amazing FULLY handmade outfit – including handmade shoes! Our two very worth runners up were Zoe (@zoesews) with her beautiful vintage fabric wrap dress and Elsie (@girlswear) who made a stunning African wax fabric two piece.

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Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 14.09.16Pic stolen from @gabberdashery.

We also had a raffle with lots of lovely prizes and winners and goodie bags for the first 30 people through the door – hence why we had a crowd waiting at 5:45pm! Big thank you to the companies who sponsored prizes for the raffle and goodies for the goodie bag – Floss & Mischief, Sew Crafty, Sewing World, Mollie Makes, Crafty Sew and So, Named Patterns, Tilly and the Buttons, Suzy Magazine, Stoff +Stil and By Hand London. You are all amazing.

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We had such a fantastic evening dancing the night away with our sewing pals, both new and old, and can’t wait for the next event. Did someone say ‘Christmas Party’? Keep an eye on our Workshops + Events page πŸ˜‰

See you there,

Rosie + Hannah

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