Today’s blog excerpt is from Elisalex de Castro Peake, co-founder and head of design at independent sewing pattern company By Hand London. By Hand London celebrates making, individual style and creative women, designing for those who love to dress up, stand out and customise their own wardrobe.
Believe it or not (but do, because it’s true), I made this Anna dress in under three hours. Start to finish, cutting and sewing: one evening’s work. Admittedly, that’s a full on machine stitched hem, but you get my drift. The secret to my swiftness? Sprout Patterns.
Sprout Patterns is basically the sewist little sister of US custom fabric printing giant, Spoonflower, and they’ve taken the concept of custom printing to the next level. With Sprout, you choose the sewing pattern you want to make, select your size and then you choose your fabric from Spoonflower’s vast library of designs (or upload your very own fabric design of course!), and hey presto – you get your pattern pieces printed directly onto your fabric and all that’s left for you to do is cut and sew. It’s that simple.
Psssst! The lovely team at Sprout HQ are offering you guys 20% off all By Hand London designs available on Sprout from today until Wednesday 16th March 2016. Simply enter the code BHLLOVE at checkout…