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Elisalex • By Hand London  Co-founder and head of design at independent sewing pattern company @byhandlondon


And the winners are...
@emmawalker22 + @simi_c_me 🎉🎉🎉 See you guys at my embroidery workshop @hostbarnabas Wednesday night! Please email me at elisalex@byhandlondon.com with your full names so I can put you on the list, and send you all the details. Can't wait!

A blissful Saturday night spent working on a little sampler for Wednesday night's embroidery workshop at @hostbarnabas (and catching up on new Scandal 🙃) Remember, I have 2 tickets for the workshop to giveaway and you still have until midnight tonight to enter - check out my post from a few days ago for all the details 👉👉👉

Tagged by @sopba for #widn - in my happy place shopping for fabric! And even better, just after taking this picture I bumped into @fionaparker17 ! No prizes for guessing which of these fabrics I ended up buying... 🌷🎀🌷 And what are @clareyszabo @newcrafthouse @sasha_secondopiano up to??

GIVEAWAY TIME! Next week I'm teaching an exclusive embroidery repurposing workshop at the megachic members club and homeless charity House of St Barnabas in Soho as part of @fash_rev's 'Future of Fashion weekend ⚡️ The class is not open to the general public, but I do have two tickets to giveaway to you guys! To win:
⭐️follow me, @hostbarnabas & @fash_rev (if you don't already!)
⭐️leave me a comment here tagging a friend you'd like to bring with you!
Class details: Wednesday 22nd Feb, 6.30-9.30pm, House of St Barnabas - 1 Greek St, London W1D 4NQ
Winners will be announced on Monday 20th Feb!
#futurefashion #giveaway #competition #embroidery #handembroidery #repurposing #refashion #fashrev #fashionrevolution #slowfashion #makedoandmend #visiblemending

Morning! I've spent my morning putting together a little rainbow tools spread for no good reason other than it's pretty 🌷 and to test out my new whitewashed-floorboards-effect photoboard from @photoboardshq 🌈 just in time for a bunch of new tutorials I have to photograph... And now to get on with some real work 🙃

MY MUM 💖 founder of @fash_rev 💪 WINNER of the H&M Conscious Award at the Elle Style Awards last night!!! 🏆🏆🏆 #ellestyleawards 📷: @tamzinloves

Ohhhhh hello palm leaf jacquard from @wearethefabricstore in one of my most favourite colour clashes ever - I think we're going to have some good times together... #fabricporn

🌺🌿 HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🌿🌼 to my love, my bff for LIFE @gabriellakrejci 🌷🌞🌷 I love you so so so damn much and literally don't know what I'd do without you in my life 💖⭐️💖

Not the wildest transformation, but when you're working with such spectacular fabric, a good fit is all you need. This top went from being oversized and shapeless, swamping my lovely friend's even lovelier figure. I started by removing the silk organza lining, leaving just the lace and tulle backing. I took it in at the side seams, unpicked the sleeves, slimmed them down and set them back in again after shaving off the unwanted excess at the sleeve head and armhole, and shortened both the hem and sleeves following the pattern of the lace which made for a lighter, more delicate finish. Still swooning over the fabric...

The I-have-nothing-to-wear-so-let's-make-something-new-right-now-and-share-the-whole-process-on-instaStories trousers I made the other day (in record time!) and I'm even more in love with them in the daylight! Pattern is our Holly Jumpsuit with the flare of the legs slightly increased and exaggerated. Cupro fabric from @dittofabrics ⚡️🌞⚡️and that's two items from my #2017makenine DONE 💪 #crazyeye #hollyjumpsuit #byhandlondon

I'm working on a little refashion for a friend today and just 🤤🤤🤤 over this lace! Heaven or what?!

Pretty damn pleased with the alignment of this crotch-inseam, especially considering the extreme speed sewing going on here! More details and process in Stories ☝️ (excuse the higgeldy piggeldy finishing - my overlocker does not like this fabric...😒)