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We made a Sewing Planner!

We suspect you guys are like us and spend far too much time planning your latest makes, when reeeeally you should be doing something else more 'serious'...? Yup, thought so! Welllll, let's not fight the urge any longer we say! So, we hope you'll like that we indulged our inner sewing geek and created our very own S... read more ›

Pattern hacking Poppy - cinch that waist without the darts!

The feedback we get from our pattern testers doesn't only help us to weed out typos, perfect fit and clarify sewing instructions, it very often results in some great pattern hack inspiration! While we were testing Poppy, one thing we wanted to know was whether or not people felt that the fisheye darts were necessar... read more ›

New pattern! Please welcome the Poppy Top & Dress

Pattern release days are the best days (especially when it's so grey and grizzly outside...)!  It gives us the greatest pleasure to introduce the newest member of the BHL girl gang, and our first ever knit specific pattern - the Poppy top & dress! Variation 1 made from a viscose slub jersey from Stoff & St... read more ›

The Dressmakers Ball


Last week saw the first, and hopefully annual, Dressmakers Ball, hosted by Crafty Sew & So. Needless to say, the second I heard about it from the lurrrrvely Elle Harris of Sew Positivity, I was already planning my ballgown! It's not all that often I get to actually go to something where the over the top outfits... read more ›

I made my clothes! An embroidery tutorial

Whenever Fashion Revolution Week comes around, we are reminded just how proud we are to call ourselves sewists! And we know we're not alone in our pride as makers from all corners of the globe have adopted the battle cry #imademyclothes in response to the question posed by Fash Rev, #whomademyclothes? We thought th... read more ›

Pattern hacking Victoria: The Day Gown!


You heard it here first (unless you also saw it in the Sunday Times Style a few weeks back...) - Summer 2017 will be the summer of the Day Gown. That's right, time for the kimono to move aside, your festival essential just got a makeover and things just got a whole lot swishierrrrrrr. And when I say Day Gown, I do... read more ›