I’ve long been a fan of Elisalex from Stitch Me Softly‘s style. Just check out her interview on this very blog for more details. A little bit boho, a little bit inner city and a lot of glam combines into one very unique look. And I know I’m not the only fan out there.
So when Elisalex announced months ago that she was launching By Hand London – a new independent pattern company – with her chum Charlotte, my heart soared. I couldn’t wait to see what they came up with and with the release of their first two patterns I couldn’t be more pleased.The Elisalex dress and the Charlotte skirt are sassy, sexy and sophisticated. I cannot WAIT to use these patterns post baby bump!
But that’s not all. By Hand London have not only very generously sent me a couple of patterns to try out next year (thanks guys – you rock), I also have another two to give away here! How exciting! Let’s take a closer look at each pattern.
The Elisalex dress features three variations of a princess-seamed bodice and box-pleated tulip skirt. It’s fully lined with a cinched in waist for extra definition. The instructions come in a separate booklet, are clear and concise with extra tips and golden rules scattered throughout and feature very clear graphics and a space for your own notes. It’s a multi sized pattern from size 2/6 (US/UK) to a 16/20.
The Charlotte skirt is an absolute darling of a pencil skirt, featuring an optional peplum or hem ruffle (or both if you feel like being a touch dramatic). It’s marked as suitable for beginners. Even better, By Hand London will be starting a sewalong for the skirt in the New Year so your first make of 2013 couldn’t be easier! Again, it’s a multi sized pattern from size 2/6 (US/UK) to a 16/20.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these beautiful patterns, simply comment below letting me know which one you’d like to get your hands on and more importantly – why. The giveaway is open to international peeps and closes midday Sunday 9th December 2012 GMT. The two winners will be selected at random and announced here on the blog soon after (as long as we are not interrupted by an early visit from the stork!). Good luck!