The Big Vintage Sewalong: Vogue 9127


The illusion of having "plenty of time" is a sure fire way to get me to leave something to the last minute: I'm not quite sure whether I should be proud or ashamed to admit that I made this dress last night (probably the latter)...! When I was invited (at the beginning of February - I've had almost three months ... read more ›

The chicest Kim Dress ever, in association with The Fabric Store


*Disclaimer - the fabric for this dress was very generously gifted to us by the lovely people at The Fabric Store in New Zealand. We are not, however, under any sort of obligation to sing their praises, and all opinions expressed in this post are genuine and entirely our own. The first thing we noted - and immediat... read more ›

Draft-it-yourself: Off the shoulder ruffled sundress


Ok ok so I may be jumping the gun in a major way with this tutorial, but after the recent burst of Springtime sunshine here in London Town, I've been getting very excited for my Summer sewing plans... Floaty and free is how I'm feeling this season, and I think this dress is exactly that. Quick and easy to draft and... read more ›

BHL x Sprout Patterns: A print, cut & sew Anna Dress!


Believe it or not (but do, because it's true), I made this Anna dress in under three hours. Start to finish, cutting and sewing: one evening's work. Admittedly, that's a full on machine stitched hem, but you get my drift. The secret to my swiftness? Sprout Patterns. Sprout Patterns is basically the sewist little si... read more ›

Nerdy Sewing Tips: working with drapey silks & other slippery fabrics


One of the fist things that motivated me to learn to sew was the mouth watering possibility that one day, I'd be able to whip up something like this... Dress by Dolce & Gabbana I quickly came to realise that even though I was already stitching up a storm of cotton cushion covers and upholstery weight skirts, s... read more ›