June 9, 2017

The Fabric Store – By Hand London Charlotte Skirt and Papercut Rise Turtleneck

The Fabric Store

I’m a little ashamed to say that this is the first outfit post I’ve done in MONTHS. I haven’t stopped sewing, but I’ve been awful at photographing my makes – I will do better! I’m actually in the midst of a big Summer wardrobe sewing mission, so watch out for those makes here and over…

May 16, 2017

Embroidery Workshops with Elisalex and Adam Pritchett

elisalex embroidery class at the new craft house

We moved into our new studio on Broadway Market in January and since then have held lots of workshops here. It’s a brill space for workshops and we’ve loved having lots of people over to learn different crafts and skills, everything from bra making to embroidery! Over the past few months we’ve had a particular…

March 14, 2017

Marie Wallin Shannon Jumper

marie wallin shannon aran jumper kid classic

I’m not the fastest of knitters but this jumper wins the prize for my longest-to-complete project. I started it nearly four years ago when my knitting skills weren’t up to scratch and shelved it pretty quickly. I had no idea what I was doing with all the cables and it took me about half an…

March 6, 2017

The Perfect Summer Dress: A Swingy Sabrina

sabrina dress the fabric store crepe

I’d had my eye on this pattern for ages before I got round to buying it. I like the ’90s grunge’ vibe of it and find myself picking dresses just like it out at vintage shops all the time. When The Fabric Store offered to send us some fabric and I saw this gorgeous ‘Honey Bee’…

February 15, 2017

Bra Making Workshops March 2017

bra making workshop london new craft house

Last weekend we held two days of Bra Making Workshops at our new space on Broadway Market. Nine wonderful women joined us and all made the most beautiful Madalynne x Simplicity bras! In Saturday’s class we made the Madalynne 8228 halter neck bralette. It’s a great beginner bra making pattern and super easy to fit….

February 8, 2017

Visiting Creativation in Phoenix

New Creativation_Logo

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we recently spent a week in the USA. Whilst we were there to enjoy the sunshine and the food and whilst we may have extended our trip to include a few days in LA (!!!) we actually had a pretty important reason for visiting. We were asked…

December 5, 2016

New Christmas Craft Kits!


We’re launching two brand new, limited edition, craft kits today and we’re so excited about both of them! We’ve got a shimmery, slinky quick sew skirt and a gorgeous quilted velvet pouch. These kits are strictly limited editions so get your orders in quick! Quick Sew Skirt Kit Velvet Quilted Pouch Kit The Quick Sew…

November 22, 2016

New Bra Making Workshop Dates


Always wanted to make a bra? Now’s your chance! We’ve just announced two brand new dates for our Bra Making Workshops in February 2017 – just three months away. Each workshop will be a full day of sewing led by us and you’ll be using a Madalynne x Simplicity pattern. You’ll come away with a fully formed, beautiful bra and have…

November 11, 2016

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore Dress

tilly and buttons cleo pinafore dress pink cord

Can we talk about how great Tilly’s latest pattern is? The Cleo dress is a super simple and super wearable pinafore/dungaree dress that every wardrobe should include a few of. You can pick to have a mini or longer length, dungaree clips or buttons and a top centre or two hip pockets. I went for the…