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Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking

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Written by Tilly Walnes, author of popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, the book presents the core sewing basics - from how to thread your machine through stitching buttonholes to creating beautiful French seams - with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout.


The book doesn't presume any prior knowledge - it's written in plain English, with all the jargon explained, plentiful step-by-step images, and thoughtful touches such as clearly annotated pattern pieces. Unlike more traditional sewing manuals, this book is about learning by doing so you can get making straight away. Each chapter is centred around a gorgeous garment project, guiding you through the steps to creating made-to-measure clothes. Full scale, mutli-sized patterns are included in the book, ready to be traced off and used immediately. Garments range from a simple scarf through to an impressive lined dress, with bonus ideas and tutorials on how to personalise them to suit your individual style.Finally the book is peppered throughout with Tilly's humorous yet practical 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 techniques for pressing perfection.

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Written by Tilly Walnes, author of popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, the book presents the core sewing basics - from how to thread your machine through stitching buttonholes to creating beautiful French seams - with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout.

 

The book doesn't presume any prior knowledge - it's written in plain English, with all the jargon explained, plentiful step-by-step images, and thoughtful touches such as clearly annotated pattern pieces. Unlike more traditional sewing manuals, this book is about learning by doing so you can get making straight away. Each chapter is centred around a gorgeous garment project, guiding you through the steps to creating made-to-measure clothes. Full scale, mutli-sized patterns are included in the book, ready to be traced off and used immediately.


Garments range from a simple scarf through to an impressive lined dress, with bonus ideas and tutorials on how to personalise them to suit your individual style. Finally the book is peppered throughout with Tilly's humorous yet practical 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 techniques for pressing perfection.

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About the Author 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.
ISBN-10 1849493650
ISBN-13 9781849493659
Number of Pages 192
Author Tilly Walnes
Publisher Quadrille Publishing
Book Year 2014
Supplier Code 9781849493659
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