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Make your own pashmina


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 ›

The Charlie Dress Sewalong kicks off soon!

Another sewalong is upon us and we can hardly wait! Kicking off at the end of August, the Charlie Dress Sewalong will be the perfect back to school project. If you're new to sewing, then let us hold your virtual hand as we guide you through every step in the making of a Charlie Dress, from what fabrics to look out ... read more ›

Free crochet pattern - DIY pompom trim!

If you read this blog often, or follow us on Instagram, you'll probably already know of Elisalex's (that's me!) love of pompom trim. So whimsical, yet so versatile... Oh, how I love a good sprinkling of pompom trim! It was only a matter of time then, before I decided to make my own pompom trim with my trusty croche... read more ›

Perfect easy summer dress make: Zeena Dress from Sprout Patterns + By Hand London!


My Zeenaaaaaaaaa! Stood on a balcony in beautiful Ortigia (Syracuse) in Sicily.  Hiya and happy summer y'all! I don't know how it's been for you, but for us in London it's been pretty dramatic: regular bouts of gruesome rain and thunder, interspersed all too rarely with some glorious sunshine which makes the whole... read more ›

Drumroll please... We give you, the Charlie Dress!


Finally ready for your sewing pleasure (and ours!), we couldn't be more excited to present to you the Charlie Dress! Some of you may remember that we originally released the Charlie bodice, along with a draft-it-yourself quarter circle skirt in association with Simply Sewing magazine at the end of last year. It ... read more ›

Nerdy sewing tips: How to sew a narrow hem (for curved hems and/or delicate fabrics)


Curved hems can be pesky even at the best of times, but what about when you need to achieve the most flawless, elegant, lightweight hem you ever did see? The answer is an ultra neat and narrow hem... This technique is simple and straightforward in theory, but requires a few extra steps to get it as accurate and per... read more ›