Since returning to sewing I have also been discovering the great variety of sewing blogs that are online. Previously, I wrote about sewing (and other things), but didn’t read many other blogs. It seems a little self-absorbed now that I think about it, and I was really missing out. I’m really glad that I’ve started looking outside of my own world of sewing. There are some fabulous blogs out there – entertaining, inspiring and great fashion voyeurism. And then there are all the great patterns and sewing books that have been brought to my notice through these blogs. The first sewing book I heard of which was written by a blogger is ‘Love at First Stitch’ by Tilly Walnes of Tilly and the Buttons.
It is a beautiful book, with lovely crisp photos of clothes that
look very well made. I have seen books which have photos of clothes that look like they have been quickly knocked together and don’t leave me feeling inspired, but this book had inspiration oozing from every page. There are even some style ideas after each of the patterns, showing how you could adapt the clothes to make them your own.
I decided to start at the beginning with the scarf pattern, which I wanted to make to match my red and white spot blouse. The instructions were simple and clear. Including the time I spent just ogling the book, I had a scarf ready to tie in my hair just two hours after I opened the book.
I’m now looking forward to progressing through the other patterns in the book. I’m a little concerned that I’m right at the top of the size range, but until I get sewing I won’t know whether I’ll be able to make them work. Fingers crossed on that one.
Do you have a favourite sewing book?