I’m a bit slow to report on the lovely evening that was had by all last Tuesday so please forgive me if I am cloning posts here!
The Pillowcase Dress Embellishment Party was hosted by the lovely Peggy Pickles at Drink Shop and Do. The mission was exactly what it said on the tin, to make pretty over 100 pillowcase dresses that will very soon be making their way to Malawi and Kenya via a charity called Dress A Girl Around The World.
Its difficult to say which part of the evening was the best really… so many wonderful aspects to it. Firstly, the shop itself was so cool. A place where you can literally drink, shop and do!
Drink Shop and Do, Islington
As you walk in the front door, you are greeted by lots of lovely retro goodies for sale in the shop….
Rugs and cups
Cute things for sale
Then just up a small flight of steps is the cafe which serves high tea and cocktails, nibbles, cakes and beer! The tea is served in mismatched vintage cups and saucers from floral teapots and I counted over 30 different kinds of teas on offer!
There is a weekly programme of crafting events and all sorts of crafty and vintagy courses you can partake in.
Anyway, more importantly and before I sat down to such delights, I was met by the lovely Peggy Pickles who was the wonderful instigator of the evening.
Peggy Pickles and just a few of the dresses!
I handed over my meagre contribution of 2 finished dresses and then set about finding a seat. It was very apparent that I should have reserved a seat as it was rammed full of enthusiastic sewers and and other doers!
Lots of sewers
I was delighted to meet Miss Dibs and Rachel there. Two gorgeous ladies who provided no end of joy and laughter!
Miss Dibs and Rachel
And just look at Rachel’s recent sewing masterpiece… I have never had such a bad case of cape-envy until now! It looked stunning and felt gorgeous – the photo below really doesn’t do it justice. More info about this at House of Pinheiro!
And I had a lovely chat with The (not so) Lazy Stitcher! A real treat to meet blogging friends for real!
(not so) Lazy Stitching!
The lovely ladies pictured below were apparently ‘non-sewers’. I can’t possibly find big enough inverted commas to emphasize how disbelieving I was. They created these gorgeous dresses claiming either they had never sewn before or at least hadn’t sewn since they were 10 years old . . . yeah right!
The 'non-sewers'... yeah right!
I managed to embellesh three in total. And here is the first one…
Well I have to say, the beer went down far too easily and I clean forgot to eat with all the excitement going on. I’d have gladly have stayed for a sleepover… definitely not a place I was willingly leaving!
A trip to the ladies was a bit of a surprise when eventually I did say my goodbyes!
Took me a while to realise that the ladies was the hidden door on the left . . . just before the big blue one!