Procrastination Station #1

It's Friday! And that always demands a healthy dose of diversion as excitement over the impending weekend mounts and takes over our brains. So, I thought I'd do my bit and distract you for 5 minutes or so with some bits and pieces I've spotted, both in real life and on the interwebs. 


Wedding dresses at the V & A Museum
This week we finally left our studio and got ourselves some culture in the form of the wedding dress exhibition at the V&A in Kensington. Although we all agreed there could perhaps have been a little more on show, what was there was of exquisite quality. For me personally, I just couldn't get enough of those trains....


Charles James, 1934


Katherine Rayner, 1996  


 Norman Hartnell, 1933 


Ted Talk from author Chimamanda Adichie  



Heather Lou released a new sewing pattern

One of our pattern testers and general sewing pal, Heather Lou of Closet Case Files fame, has only gone and released a sewing pattern for our absolute most favourite, sexiest shape jean - high on the waist and skinny fit on the legs. Please welcome the Ginger! She promising an in-depth sewalong and has even released a kit with some scrumptious denim to make it even easier. We're planning to make plenty and wear them with the slouchy Victoria Blazers, Flora tank tops and a chunky heel.


A sewing pattern directory was launched
Jane is adding to the useful resources for us seamstresses by creating the Sewing Pattern Directory, where you can keep track of all of the new indie pattern labels and designs springing up all the time. Nice one Jane, round of applause! 


Easy, romantic pumpkin DIY for halloween or autumn in general

All you need is some pumpkins, a spoon and a drill. Check out the tutorial here


Fell in love with swearing again 

From time to time at BHL we think about swearing a little less , as one of the perils of working amongst pals is just how loose your tongue gets.... However, that's all over now as I have spent many an evening of late cackling with delight at Malcolm Tucker's expletives as government spin doctor in the UK series, 'The Thick of It'. Highly highly recommended, in fact, I really can't believe it's taken me so long to get round to watching it. Very British and very funny. 


 (Ps sorry for the dodgy video quality, it's just that this one had the best lines) 


Ok, over and out - have a great weekend! 





  • Charlotte Hintzen

Comments on this post ( 4 )

  • Oct 31, 2014

    Hi, the link for the directory is;
    http://www.thesewingpatterndirectory.com xx

    — Jenni

  • Oct 25, 2014

    Hi, the link to the sewing pattern directory doesn’t seem to be working. Sounds great though!

    — andrea

  • Oct 25, 2014

    Awww thanks Charlotte! And I am foaming over those dresses. Why oh why does my stupid French boyfriend abhor the institution of marriage? WHY?!

    — Heather Lou

  • Oct 24, 2014

    The Ginger Jeans are so dreamy! When all my rtw jeans wear out and I get brave enough to make a pair, I will def try those out.
    Also, I really want to check out the sewing pattern directory but the link appears to be broken. Any chance you could fix it?

    — Leah

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