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 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…

March 24, 2016

A pair of Tilly and the Buttons’ Cocos

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The Coco from Tilly and the Buttons is one of those patterns that we both sewed up and thought ‘why on earth have we not made this before?!’. We did both have an irrational fear of stretch fabrics and the overlocker, but this pattern has got rid of all of those worries.Β We met Tilly and…

February 18, 2016

Cath Kidston Mother’s Day Cushion

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We’ve teamed up with Cath Kidston to bring you the perfect Mother’s Day idea. You’ve got 2 weeks til the big day so plenty of time to sew up this cushion cover and treat your Mum! We think that giving a homemade gift is extra special and this cushion can be sewn up in just…

February 14, 2016

Velvet By Hand London Kim Dress

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This is the third of my By Hand London ladies. I’ve made a few Annas, a Flora (yet to be blogged) and now this beaut Kim to add to the collection. She might just be my favourite. I’ve been at home this weekend so I took her for a walk to the village church. She…

February 11, 2016

Sewing Up Our Knicker Making Kit

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When we launched our Knicker Making kits we went wild making knickers. We tried and tested every size and print we have and tested and re-tested the pattern. Problem was we were so busy making them that we forgot to take any pictures. We just have bunches of finished knickers and no in-progress pictures to…