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A Beginner's Guide To Making Skirts, by Wendy Ward - blog tour

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I'd just like to start by echoing Handmade Jane: I wish I'd had this book when I first started sewing! Back then, it seemed only logical to me to focus on making simple skirts to begin with. No tricky bust fitting, no fiddly linings, just a growing collection of unique handmade skirts to brighten up my life and the... read more ›

The Alix Dress - Pattern tester round-up

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With our new Alix Dress Sewing Pattern finally out in the wild, it's high time we raised a glass to our wonderful tester crew - who help us so enormously to get out each pattern. Ladies, we simply couldn't do it without you! Below is just a taster of the glorious examples that got us emitting little shrieks of delig... read more ›

Please welcome... The Alix Dress!!!

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From where we stand, it feels like this pattern has been an AGE in the making... Designed back in the summer of 2014 (!!) and originally named the Zeena Dress before our flaky creative minds replaced her with a new, more seasonally appropriate Zeena Dress (and one that we felt suited the real Zeena better!), I hone... read more ›

BHL x Sprout Patterns: A cut & sew Sarah Shirt!

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This isn't the first time we've sung the praises of Sprout Patterns, and believe you me, it won't be the last. I do however, feel that this time it's all the more resounding as we're talking about a shirt here guys - a whole shirt, made from start to finish in half a day, and that's being generous in my estimation.... read more ›

Make your own pashmina

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Guys, Winter is coming... Again. The chill in the air is for real, and we're pretty sure it's planning to stay awhile. We're not too bummed out though, because with the arrival of Autumn comes a whole lot of goodness too, as long as you adhere to the wise words of the Scouts: always be prepared. To us, that means n... read more ›