LOVE AT FIRST STITCH - DEMYSTIFYING DRESSMAKING
The Sunday Times bestseller
Winner of 'Best Sewing Book' in the British Sewing Awards 2014
Includes five full-scale printed sewing patterns
Signed by the author!
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.
"Best sewing book I've ever read. And I've read A LOT!!" - Clare
Since the best way to learn is to get stuck in, Love at First Stitch starts you sewing straight away. 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.
"Love at First Stitch is an incredible resource. Endless thanks for a no-jargon book that really does fill you with hope and belief that I CAN MAKE SOMETHING!" - Sarah
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 Clemence skirt. You can see large photos of the patterns here and check out what readers are making on the Pinterest gallery. Variation ideas are offered for each project so you can add your own special touch and make your clothes unique to you.
"Out of all the sewing books I have read over the year or so, yours was the first that actually made me feel I could sew clothes without it being too scary!" - Marcia
Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant)
SIZES (Body measurements)
Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
|9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50)||117cm (46in)||101.5cm (40in)||124.5cm (49in)|
|10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52)||122cm (48in)||106.5cm (42in)||129.5cm (51in)|
*Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Dominique, Stevie, Indigo, Bobbi and Alexa sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to more patterns in the future, so watch this space!
Orders by post
Good news for UK customers! We are now able to post out orders of printed patterns, books, fabric, kits. Hooray!
We will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 7 working days.
We are using Royal Mail who are under extreme pressure during these exceptionally busy times. Please be aware that there may be a delay with Royal Mail during this period. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you don’t contact us about receiving your order until 10 working days after the order was placed.
International Customers Royal Mail advises that the number of countries that they can access changes daily and to those that they can ship to they are reporting significant delays. For this reason we have made the decision to temporarily place a pause on shipping international orders.
|To the UK:||To Europe:||To North America:||To the rest of the world:|
|1 pattern or bag or buckles||£1.50||£4.50||£5.00||£5.50|
|2 patterns or bags||£2.00||£6.00||£6.50||£7.00|
|3 or more patterns or bags||£2.50||£7.50||£8.00||£8.50|
|1 book + 1-4 patterns or bags||£3.00||£8.50||£9.00||£10.00|
|1 Eden kit||£7.50||£20.00||£20.00||£20.00|
Receiving digital patterns
Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.