Love at First Stitch - Demystifying Dressmaking
Love at First Stitch gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers by the author of the popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout. Instead of overwhelming the novice dressmaker with theory, this book is about learning by doing. Each chapter presents practical tips and inspiration to guide you through creating a made-to-measure garment from one of the seven versatile and adaptable patterns included with the book, which can then be personalised to suit your individual style. Peppered throughout the book are Tilly's top sewing tips, including everything from what to look out for when buying - or borrowing - your first sewing machine, through how to behave in a fabric shop to appear like an expert, to techniques for pressing perfection.
Tilly Walnes is a DIY dressmaker and author of the hugely popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons. Tilly started sewing a few years ago and it was love at first stitch. Since then she's been on a mission to make dressmaking accessible and appealing to the generations who were never taught. She designs modern, user-friendly guides to making your own clothes, teaches sewing online and offline, and appeared on the first series of The Great British Sewing Bee. Find tips, tutorials and inspiration for making your own clothes at tillyandthebuttons.com.