December 9, 2015

House of Hackney Christmas Stocking Tutorial


We’ve teamed up with House of Hackney to sew up maybe the easiest, quickest Christmas project. This should take you no more than two hours to complete, from cutting to stuffing with gifts, and what better fabric than this super luxurious House of Hackney x William Morris velvet?!!  It is no secret that we LOVE…

June 27, 2015

Palm Print Bomber Jacket


Yes, yes we are a little bomber crazy at the moment but I promise this is the last one. For now. I scooped up this palm print cotton at a House of Hackney sample sale last year and this bomber was started months ago. It went through quite a few revisions along the way and…

June 1, 2015

Burda Style 7210 Bomber Jacket

Burda style 7210 bomber jacket

You’ve probably all seen H’s quilted Liberty bomber jacket now, right? I fancied trying an alternative to the Papercut Rigel that she used and after some internet searching I came across the Burda Style 7210 jacket. After a lot more internet searching I managed to find the pattern for sale in pdf format and (lucky,…

April 14, 2015

Liberty Print Grainline Archer


I’ve been hoarding this pattern for months and actually printed and taped up the pdf back in September… I’m a half finisher.. I completed this in December, but only just got around to sharing it now. It was a lot of firsts for me – collar, buttonholes, yoke. I’ve been trying to push myself with…

March 23, 2015

By Hand London: Short Anna Dress

liberty print anna dress by hand london

One of my favourite places to spend a Sunday morning in London is Columbia Road Flower Market. It’s a bustling, beautiful market with THE most amazing flowers and plants for sale. On a sunny day it can seem like just about everybody in East London has squeezed themselves down the narrow street but the buskers and…

February 26, 2015

How to Make Cushion Covers With Piping and a Zip


This tutorial is half to help anyone looking to make a cushion cover like this and half just to help myself. Every time I go to make one I completely forget how I did it the last time – argh! The zip closure used to completely blow my mind but this technique is quite simple…

February 12, 2015

Palm Print Silk Bomber Jacket

house of hackney silk rigel bomber

Have you see H’s quilted Liberty bomber yet? It’s the ‘Rigel Bomber’ from New Zealand based pattern company Papercut. I wanted to try the pattern out for myself so when Aaron mentioned he’d like a bomber, I thought I’d try and alter it to fit a man. I lengthened the pattern by a few inches…

January 31, 2015

Silk République Du Chiffon Maeva Shirt

RDC Maeva Chemise

I made this before Christmas in one mad day of sewing, but we have been so snowed under that I’ve only just got around to photographing it. The Maeva Chemise was my first Republique Du Chiffon pattern and I love the style! I’m going to do a full review of this one as I had…

December 21, 2014

White Two-Piece

white two piece self drafted

This is just a quick post to show you all the coordinating two-piece I made last week! I picked up the fabric for it from a designer sample sale – it was £4 a metre and I like its heavy weight and stiffness. I’d been looking for some fabric to make a basic skirt in for…