Free pattern alert! BHL x WATG: Introducing the Lex Crop Top


**Click here and enter your email address to get the Lex Crop Top crochet pattern totally for freeeeeee!**  I think it's safe to say, when you're the kind of person who loves to make stuff, you probably love to make all the stuff, right? Well, that's certainly the case for us. Sewing maybe our "day job", and Numb... read more ›

Pattern hacking Zeena, or how to transform a dress pattern into a tunic top


No doubt we've already spoken at length about the joys of pattern hacking; the art of the mashup; the wonder of lovechildren, so without sounding too much like a broken record let's get straight to the point this time, shall we? Today we bring you an almost unrecognisable pattern hack tutorial for our latest PDF ... read more ›

International Anna Dress party - a round up!


We were incredibly touched when we found out @lauralovespugs, @ute_ig and @magdalenesmuse organised an instagram party in honour of @lauralovespugs' (known as Elle in real life) birthday and celebrating our Anna Dress Sewing Pattern. Playing out on 17th & 18th July, you had us beaming at our smartphones as we sp... read more ›

How to gather fabric: The express technique


Greetings fellow stitchers! A lightning quick post today bringing you a super quick and fuss-free technique for gathering fabric. If you find yourself put off sewing full skirted numbers because the thought of painstakingly hand gathering metres of cotton makes you want to sew your eyelids shut, then we highly rec... read more ›

How to download, print and assemble a PDF sewing pattern


Not much beats the immediate satisfaction of being able to buy, download and print a PDF sewing pattern, all in the comfort of your own home and without having to wait like a desperate pup for the postman to come. However, If you've not yet gone down the PDF pattern route, the initial process from purchase to prin... read more ›