Gathering, or ruching, is a technique used to bunch together a length of fabric to create a ruffled effect. Gathering is most commonly associated with gathered skirts (aka Dirndl skirts) whereby a long rectangle of … read more
Next up on ‘Ladies we love’ is Dalston based fashion stylist and proud Norwegian, Madeleine Ostlie. As we rifled through her e.x.t.e.n.s.i.v.e wardrobe, we talked a bit about men, how we can never keep things … read more
Today there’s minimal work going here at By Hand HQ as we celebrate Charlotte’s 28th birthday! It’s not even midday and we’re already feeling a distinct sugar slump after having eaten an entire chocolate brownie … read more
Ok, so we’re trying to keep it together, but we are so damn proud and excited to share our very first collection of sewing patterns with you! But first, let us explain a little bit … read more
Orsola de Castro is mama to By Hand co-founder Elisalex and general inspirational creative businesswoman. A passionate and lifelong pioneer of sustainable lifestyle and upcycling, she founded her very own womenswear label From Somewhere back … read more
We all love a good Breton, non? Nice and stripy, goes with pretty much everything, pretty much anytime. However… we here at By Hand HQ are a little bored with the classic navy and white … read more
∏ = 3.141592653589793238462… How many times in Maths class did/do you ever wonder when in the hell you’d actually need to know equations like this in real life? Well, to my dismay, it turns out … read more
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