June 2, 2016

Bra Making With Madalynne

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We contacted Maddie back last Autumn about coming over to London to run her first non-US bra making workshop and were so excited when she said ‘yes, yes, YES!’. We didn’t know when or how but we thought it was a great idea all those months ago and last weekend we had two truly amazing…

May 29, 2016

Making a Patternless Gathered Skirt

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Last month Hannah and I went to Goldhawk Road for the first time. Absolutely no idea how we hadn’t managed to go earlier, it’s incredible. So many shops with all the fabric you could want. We’re talking cottons, silks, mesh, knits and lots of designer stuff – loooooads of Liberty and we even spotted some…

May 27, 2016

Traditional Upholstery at The Goodlife Centre

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We spent last weekend webbing, bashing and stitching our way through an upholstery course at The Goodlife Centre. We had no idea that there was so much involved in traditional upholstery but we loved it and both ended up with a footstool that we’d made ourselves, pretty impressive huh? The Goodlife Centre is in Southwark…

May 15, 2016

Say Hello to Our Bow Tie Sewing Kit

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We are so so so excited toΒ be launching our new kit today. This one’s been in the pipeline for a while and it’sΒ one thatΒ right from the start we knew we wanted to make. Say a BIG hello to our Bow Tie Sewing kit! Ta-dah! This kit has everything you need to make a dapper bow…

May 8, 2016

Behind the Business: Tilly and the Buttons

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We’re back with the second instalment in our new mini series Behind the Business! Today we have Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons talking about how sheΒ started her business and has grown it over the last few years to a team of 4. Tilly’s interview is a sneak peek behind the scenes of an inspirational,…

May 5, 2016

Quilted Bomber Jacket + Workshop

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I *may* have copied Hannah a little with this jacket. Have you seen her quilted Rigel Bomber? Preeetty similar! We’re both still in love with Bomber jackets in general, they’re so easy to make and you can wear them with pretty much anything. Pssst! If you’d like to make your own Bomber have a look…

May 1, 2016

Me Made May and Wardrobe Planning

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Me Made May is here! I’m mostly in shock because I can’t believe it is May already, I swear I was in a 5 minute snow storm last week… We haven’t taken part in MMM before but we always love watching along every year and seeing everyones handmade clothes getting more wear. This is going…

April 24, 2016

Tilly And The Buttons’ Martha Dress

Tilly and the Buttons Martha Dress

I was super excited to see the new Tilly and the Buttons pattern, the Martha, a few weeks ago. I love the high funnel neck style and the longer sleeves and sewed this up in an evening. The fabric is a cotton blend from Walthamstow Market, I wasn’t sure how it would hang but the…

April 14, 2016

Bra Making With Madalynne Giveaway

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This year is creeping by so quickly and I can’t believe it is only just over a month until Maddie joins us to run her first bra making classes outside of the US. Maddie’s taking over the blog today with some exciting news about a giveaway – if you’ve been umming and aahhhing about treating…

April 10, 2016

Behind The Business: Floss & Mischief

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We’re introducing a new mini blog series today which will take a look behind the scenes of some of our favourite creative businesses. We find it so useful and inspirational to hear other businesses’ stories so are hoping you’ll all find these posts useful too. It’s also fun to be a little nosy! We’re kicking…