DIY pompom trim T-shirt
The sun is shining and the birds are singing here in London Town, hopefully marking the end of what's been one of the dreariest Winter's on record (and to top it all off, NO SNOW). In between the release of the Flora Dress, our usual scheming and masterplanning and endless admin, we've been excitedly dreaming up som... read more ›
She's here! Please welcome... The Flora Dress
Soooo, we probably say this about all of our patterns, but... We think the Flora Dress just might be our new favourite! But ssshhhhhh! Don't tell the others... Fundamentally feminine and universally flattering with her cinched in waist and voluminous pleated circle skirt (dipped or straight hem options), Flora is t... read more ›
A little note about pricing
We've been selling our sewing patterns for just over one year and SHEESH have we learned a lot! All in all, this has been the best baptism of fire we could ever have hoped for - from seeing the ever growing wonderous array of your creations pop up online and in the real world, to being interviewed by publicatio... read more ›
Nerdy sewing tips: Understitching
Understitching is an often forgotten yet highly effective technique that prevents linings and facings from poking out to the outside of a garment. Best of all, understitching is quick to do and easy to master, resulting in an effortlessly professional finish! What you need: A garment that has either a lining or fa... read more ›
Valentine's pattern hack: the Georgia Dress boudoir babydoll!
Do we have a serious Valentine's treat for you guys! And with just one week to go before the Big Day... OK fine, in all honesty, we don't really give that much of a damn about V Day, but any excuse, any excuse, to make a pretty dress will do. And we do love a theme, we do. And when it comes to making pretty dresses,... read more ›
Nerdy sewing tips: How to take your measurements
If there's one thing we've noticed from teaching dressmaking classes, it's that beginner sewists almost always slip up when it comes to the crucial task of taking their own measurements (and funnily enough, they usually add inches!). It may sound obvious, but without an accurate set of measurements, making a dress t... read more ›
Nerdy sewing tips: 3 ways to hem a curve
Now that we've finally released our app that figures out the circle skirt maths for you, whipping up a circle skirt couldn't be easier or more mindless, right? Well, right-ish... We've done the math for you, shown you how to insert those pesky little invisible zippers and attach a perfect waistband, but what about... read more ›
Your amazing Dirty Sewing Secrets!
It has taken us so long to decide on a winner because we had over a whopping 75 entries for this competition! It's not just about quantity though, it's also about quality - and dammit, you have had us in stitches (yup, we went there...) We finally decided that this gem was to be our winner: 'I drew the department ... read more ›
Tell us your #DirtySewingSecret and win!
A little while ago we were lucky enough to have a lovely feature in Crafty Magazine (thanks guys!) and, as well as having a little look around our studio, they got us to confess our #DirtySewingSecret We were particularly delighted when, all of your own accord, some of you joined in the fun and revealed your own:... read more ›
Last minute gift DIY: cat-eye masks
I don't know how, but it happens to me every year without fail. I get 90% of my Christmas shopping and gift making done way back in November, feel all smug and cocky while everyone's rushing around like mad hens in December, only to realise that I don't have the remaining 10% of presents on a day like today: Christm... read more ›
Pattern hacking Polly: from top to dress
A self confessed grinch (much to the despair of Elisalex who essentially IS Christmas), I tend to resent the festive season...However, my complete lack of ability to turn down any excuse to drink rum (warms the soul) means I inevitably find myself in need of a party frock. With a steady winter diet of super noodles ... read more ›