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Elisalex • By Hand London  ✂️ Cofounder of By Hand London sewing patterns 💌 elisalex@byhandlondon.com 🌞 Never not making 🌞


Only just realising now that the pineapples are facing the wrong way... 😑 I could flip it inside out and use the lining as the RS (same fabric, pineapples facing the right way) but there's an annoying black smudge my tumble dryer so kindly left behind during the prewash... what matters more? A stain? Or downward facing fruits??
🍍pattern is our #orsoladressandskirt @byhandlondon
🍍viscose from @stoffstil

Words to live by
#joancollins #quotestoliveby #humpdayinspiration

Sometimes just a simple refashion is all you need to transform something otherwise unwearable... This ruffled peplum top was once a huge oversized man's t-shirt I found in my local @the_bhf charity shop. A mere half hour of a few snips here and some stitches there and I wound up with this! Instant gratification 😌 how-to video link in my bio ☝️ #thebigstitch @just_jodes

One man's trash is this gal's treasure, and there's not much this gal likes to do more than have a good old rummage in my local charity shop for hidden gems to hack up and refashion. This ruffle top is my contribution to the @the_bhf #thebigstitch initiative, and it got me wondering why I don't do more simple t-shirt refashions - so quick! So satisfying! Full video over on my YT channel (link in bio)

When the fabric is this fabulous, it's hard to beat a circle skirt to adequately show it off ♥️ spectacular geometric print cotton with white burnout panels from @promenadefabrics • blue wall made for posing by the London borough of Hackney • jumper by @helmutlang; originally white, dyed indigo by me after a red sock washing machine incident...

I've heard these guys are meant to be pretty good... Look forward to seeing some of "y'all" there! Swipe for full list of shows 💃 @ccadcockcrows #ccadcock #theleadsingerishotbtw

It's not always me-made over here! Every now and then the vintage gems come out to play... @emiliopucci dress, @rupertsanderson heels, @woodgrey bag

Boyfriend did gooooooood! Basket bag from heaven by @woodgrey ⭐️ Thank you my love @ccadcockcrows

Small boobied braless backless day ⭐️ #orsoladressandskirt #byhandlondon

Using a super soft and drapey viscose, and purposefully ignoring the part about stay stitching and stabilising, results in this gloriously elegant cowl back to our Orsola wrap dress. Seriously my new favourite dress. Perfect for going backless on small boobie days, equally great with a flash of statement bra for the bigger, PMT boobie days 👍 #byhandlondon #orsoladressandskirt

Something about a green silk kaftan that makes you feel like a total diva (the leopard @charlotte_olympia shoes certainly help!) 💃 Made from just one length of fabric (no pattern pieces!) in about 2 hours, you too could be swanning around in kaftan heaven this weekend - click the link in my profile for the tutorial ☝️ more pics (with less of my diva bitchy resting face 😬) of back and side views over @byhandlondon

⭐️GIVEAWAY!⭐️ I accidentally bought 2 of @gertie18's #B6453 (that'll teach me to succumb to late night online shopping 😬) so one's up for grabs! Happy to ship anywhere in the world, just leave me a comment below. Repost for an extra entry (remember to tag me so I can see the repost!). I'll pick a winner at random Saturday morning! Good luck! 🤞🍀🤞 #giveaway #sewingpattern

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