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Love at First Stitch

Demystifying Dressmaking

SKU# 9781611802344



PREORDER: Expected to ship after 09/12/2014.

Roost | 10/14/2014
Pages: 192 | Size: 8.00 x 10.00
ISBN: 9781611802344


Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. Written for novice stitchers by the author of the popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, this book presents the 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 personalized 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, to how to behave in a fabric shop so that you appear like an expert, to techniques for pressing perfection.

Free Projects

Bridgette Scarf from Love at First Stitch
Bridgette Scarf
Let’s get sewing! We’ll get stuck into making a super speedy project. Tie the Brigitte scarf around your head to channel Bardot and add a touch of Riviera chic to your handmade wardrobe.

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