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Monthly Archives: September, 2012

3 ways to gather

Gathering, or ruching, is a technique used to bunch together a length of fabric to create a ruffled effect. Gathering is most commonly associated with gathered skirts (aka Dirndl skirts) … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Ladies we love #3: Madeleine

Next up on ‘Ladies we love’ is Dalston based fashion stylist and proud Norwegian, Madeleine Ostlie. As we rifled through her e.x.t.e.n.s.i.v.e wardrobe, we talked a bit about men, how … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

Today there’s minimal work going here at By Hand HQ as we celebrate Charlotte’s 28th birthday! It’s not even midday and we’re already feeling a distinct sugar slump after having … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

By Hand London’s very first collection!

Ok, so we’re trying to keep it together, but we are so damn proud and excited to share our very first collection of sewing patterns with you! But first, let … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 37 Comments

Ladies we love #2: Orsola

Orsola de Castro is mama to By Hand co-founder Elisalex and general inspirational creative businesswoman. A passionate and lifelong pioneer of sustainable lifestyle and upcycling, she founded her very own … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 10 Comments

DIY Fluo Breton

We all love a good Breton, non? Nice and stripy, goes with pretty much everything, pretty much anytime. However… we here at By Hand HQ are a little bored with … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Circle skirt maths – explained!

∏ = 3.141592653589793238462… How many times in Maths class did/do you ever wonder when in the hell you’d actually need to know equations like this in real life? Well, to … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 18 Comments

Nerdy sewing tips – French seams

Last week we started talking about the importance of paying attention to the little details when making our own clothes in order to achieve a professional finish and ultimately, a … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Thanking you kindly…

It’s not even been four months since we started this blog and already we have been nominated for not one… not two… but THREE bloggers awards!!!! Woweeeee!!!!! Even more flattering … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · 17 Comments

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