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A note on PDF sewing patterns

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Over the last year or so we have really agonised about whether or not to release our patterns as PDFs alongside our print versions. On the one hand we noticed lots of you using them and many of the other brilliant indie pattern companies we admire releasing them, but then, on the other hand, we also felt such an i... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong - Alterations week - part 6: Small Bust Adjustment (SBA), cowl bodice Variation 2

Hellooooo and welcome to Alterations Week for the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! During Alterations Week we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, making this our most comprehensive Sewalong yet! The extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will be applicable... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong - Alterations week - part 5: Small Bust Adjustment (SBA), Variation 1

Hellooooo and welcome to Alterations Week for the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! During Alterations Week we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, making this our most comprehensive Sewalong yet! The extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will be applicable... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong - Alterations week - part 4: Full Bust Adjustment (FBA), cowl bodice Variation 2

Hellooooo and welcome to Alterations Week for the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! During Alterations Week we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, making this our most comprehensive Sewalong yet! The extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will be applicable... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong - Alterations week - part 3: Full Bust Adjustment (FBA), Variation 1

Hellooooo and welcome to Alterations Week for the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! During Alterations Week we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, making this our most comprehensive Sewalong yet! The extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will be applicable... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong - Alterations week - part 2: How to fix a gapey / tight back neckline (Variation 1)

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Hellooooo and welcome to Alterations Week for the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! During Alterations Week we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, making this our most comprehensive Sewalong yet! The extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will be applicable... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong - Alterations week - part 1: Lengthening & shortening the bodices

Hellooooo and welcome to Alterations Week for the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! During Alterations Week we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, making this our most comprehensive Sewalong yet! The extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will be applicable n... read more ›

Introducing the Sabrina Dress!

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As we write this post, it dawns on us that we may have been extra sneaky about this little lady joining the BHL gang. Perhaps it was the superstition of jinxing things after blabbing excitedly about the Holly before she was released (and we all know how that went down)... Whatever it was, she's ready for you now and... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong #2: Finding your size & tracing the pattern

Aloha Sewalongers, and welcome to your second instalment of the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong! In our first post we were talking all things fabric & notions, and dreaming up future pattern hacks. Today things start to get technical... *To be taken to all the posts in the Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong, please click here... read more ›

Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong #1: Gathering your fabrics & potential pattern hacks

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And so we meet again, Sewalongers! It's been a while since our last one, the Flora Sewalong, so you can bet that we're ready and raring to go - armed with even more everything this time and hoping to make this sewalong our best yet! A healthy dose of competition with your own self is a good thing, riiiight?? To... read more ›

Fabric printing update! We be on our way....

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Hello! Ok, so it has been a little while since we last spoke about fabric, but it's been for very good reasons, we promiiiiise. While the British summer has tried to entice us out of our new HQ / breeze block temple in West London, we've been laying the groundwork for the action packed couple months ahead as... read more ›

Announcing the official Holly Jumpsuit Sewalong!

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Can it really be almost six months since our last sewalong?? Man, time certainly flies when you're having fun in the sun working like a dawg...! Well, just like we had big plans for our latest and much awaited pattern, the Holly Jumpsuit, so we have big plans for the accompanying sewalong - there'll be even more p... read more ›