Love at First Stitch offers a refreshing approach to dressmaking for modern makers. With jargon-busting tutorials and a down-to-earth attitude, the book takes you from the absolute basics of threading your sewing machine through to creating a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes that you'll be proud to say you made yourself.
Each chapter focuses on a project from one of the adorable garment patterns included with the book. You don't need to plough through a bewildering manual to work out how to make them - new techniques are introduced as and when you need them, so you can build your skills and confidence one project at a time.
The book includes full-scale pattern sheets in 8 sizes ready to use or trace off. The patterns are: Margot pyjama bottoms, Delphine skirt, Megan dress, Mimi blouse, Lilou dress - plus instructions for drafting your own simple patterns for the Brigitte scarf and Clémence skirt. Variation ideas are offered for each project so you can add your own special touch and make your clothes unique to you.
Tilly Walnes is a DIY dressmaker and author of the hugely popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons. Tilly teaches dressmaking both online and offline, designs her own sewing patterns, and appeared as a contestant on the first series of The Great British Sewing Bee.