Tag Archives: By Hand London Victoria

Top 5s for 2014: Misses

Happy New Year! I have not quite adjusted to this 2015 business, and am still finishing up what has become an annual tradition in le sewing blogosphere – looking back over the year in sewing, and picking out Top 5s … Continue reading

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Arranging the blocks

My fabric stash, while I do my best to contain it, is still taking up all the available storage space (one small bookshelf, one small cupboard, one cardboard box, many bags) and threatening to expand. I am trying to keep it … Continue reading

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Least Tasteful Item

I wrote a little while ago about the Topshop jacket that currently holds the title for Least Tasteful Item in my wardrobe but, sadly, doesn’t actually fit. (If you happen to be a UK14 and love really loud prints, drop … Continue reading

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“D’you want to know how I got this jacket …?”

Once upon a time in 2008, I was browsing a charity shop for something good to wear for Hallowe’en, and I saw the jacket. Knee-length, shiny purple. And of course I bought it, and I wore it to the Fab Café Hallowe’en … Continue reading

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Adventures with sleeves

I recently made the By Hand London Victoria blazer, and I love it very much. It’s deceptively simple, it’s comfy, it’s swanky; I want to make it in every colour of the rainbow. The only thing that bugged me about … Continue reading

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A jacket!

I MADE A JACKET. I love wearing jackets. They’re an extra layer, they’re smart, and they tend to emphasise the shoulders, which I like. Alas, they are hard to find in interesting colours (dishonourable exception: the orange-and-black floral Topshop effort … Continue reading

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