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Maternity sewing #1 - Anna Dress sewing pattern easy top hack

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Being pregnant doesn't have to put a stop to your sewing exploits, we promise! We're going to be exploring a few BHL top and dress hacks on the blog over the next couple months which we hope will get all you mamas-to-be and mamas-to-be-again excited about making easy, flattering and comfortable maternity wear.  As ... read more ›

Upcoming classes with Elisalex just announced!

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Hello all and Happy New Year!!! It probably feels a little too late in the game to still be saying that, but seeing as this is our first blog post of 2017 (gulp! Where has January gone?! Although, we're certainly not complaining that it's now one month closer to Springtiiiiime!), I reckon we can just about get away ... read more ›

The Elisalex Dress is baaaaack!!!

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Excellent news friends - one of our bestselling patterns, the Elisalex Dress, is back in stock, new and improved, and ready to sew!! And even better, to celebrate her re-release, to thank you for your patience while she was unavailable, and to wish you all a very merry Christmas, we've taken 20% off! Simply enter t... read more ›

Project #SewMyStyle - Last chance to sign up!

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What's it all about?  Masterminded by Alex Bartholomew of Bluebird Fabrics, Project #SewMyStyle is all about raising awareness about the slow fashion movement and about encouraging young women to take up sewing. We want to show you that sewing your own wardrobe isn't an unachievable dream.  How does it work? Parti... read more ›

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! 25% off all sewing patterns this weekend!

It's sale time guys!!!! To get a juicy 25% off all our sewing patterns, just enter the code TURKEYLURKEY at checkout. Sale includes all of our sewing patterns, including our bestselling Anna and Kim dresses, plus our brand new Alix dress. So, if you've been humming and hawing and wondering what fabulous frock to ma... read more ›

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 ›