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Wednesday 24 June 2009

Fascinating Fascinator course at The Make Lounge

I went on a fantastic course last weekend - and I'm not alone in championing this, fellow Slut Jess has also been on the course too - Its called 'Festive Fascinators' and it's run at The Make Lounge in Islington.

The sad news is that there aren't that many magic tricks, it really does involve a whole load of sewing but its a great way to spend an afternoon, learn new skills, and chat to other like-minded ladies (or men!) The courses are run for a group - at mine there were ten of us, all girls and complete strangers. At other events, some people have brought alcohol along and had them as hen do's.

Whilst I secretly love the idea of a group of ladies all arriving at a wedding wearing their own creations, I imagine it being a very quiet celebration as we were completely concentrating and in sewing silence for a lot of the time! Maybe that was because it was a warm Sunday but either way we all got on really well, everyone was really encouraging and interested in what others were making, and considering we each started with the same materials, everyone made completely different creations.

Want to know what I made? I went for a little red number that I plan to wear to the Something of a Domestic event next week! Here it is:

And here's a (slightly arty) shot of me modelling it.

The Make Lounge runs all sorts of courses, not just fascinator making workshops. I would highly recommend them to everyone - they were great. It costs £55 and I don't know about you but I'd pay that for a unique fascinator anyway, so to learn how to make one, have a nice girly day out, and come away with something perfectly tailored to your taste and needs is just great! Go check them out. We love the Make Lounge!

First photo courtesy of The Make Lounge's Flickr photostream.


  1. That red number is gorgeous! Well done, you. I'm very jealous. Now I feel like I need to break out my own headpiece/hat for next Thurs. Who needs Ascot?!

  2. I'll tell you how its done at the Something event - it is pretty labour intensive but really rewarding at the end...and it turns out that the worst bit (making the base) can be avoided by buying ready-made ones online for a few quid! YAY!

  3. Wow, you look gorgeous!

  4. That is just perfect......I have a pillbox hat with netting, that may just get a transformation, fabby article, thanx.


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