Some heavy hearts and some pretty big news from us


   Throwback to October 2012 and the end of our first photoshoot - By Hand babies!  Dear lovely sewing pals, wonderful customers, Kickstarter backers and general internet-friends-who-like-what-we-do, It is with extremely heavy hearts that we are writing this post and with great sadness that we have recently had... read more ›

DIY fabric covered folders


Remember at school when you would cover all your folders and exercise books in wrapping paper to keep them protected (and looking super cool and reflective of your personality, obviously)? Well, this stash-busting DIY is kind of like that, only way better.  These sweet little fabric covered folders make the per... read more ›

Sweet & swishy skirts for Spring


It may still be unacceptably freezing here in London Town, but judging by the "cute" little birdies that insist on waking me up at 5.30am from their blossom-clad branches, there's no denying that Lady Spring is finally waking up. In a bid to whip up some quick mix & match-able skirts out of my usual go-to half... read more ›

3 girls, 1 pattern: The Sophia Dress


We’re in a Sophia induced frenzy and we’re not looking for the cure. In case you hadn't heard us screaming from the rooftops with excitement, our new BFF the Sophia Dress has landed and we're so happy to share her with you! We literally CANNOT (and will not) stop going on about the lady you guys picked to join ... read more ›

Nerdy sewing tips: How to sew a godet panel


Since the much anticipated release of our latest pattern, the pattern as voted for by you, it's been pretty much Sophia Fever here at BHL HQ. We just can't seem to get enough of the angled darts, that chic sheath skirt with her suggestive split, and those godets... Oh, those godets! It seems we're not the only one... read more ›