The Freedom of Making Your Own Clothes

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In a world of fast fashion and mass-produced garments, there’s something really special about creating your own clothes.

Dressmaking allows you to express your unique style, unleash your creativity, and experience the excitement of wearing a garment you’ve created with your very own hands.

We know that starting on a dressmaking journey can feel daunting at first, and thoughts of self-doubt may creep in. But let us assure you, you absolutely can do it!

Countless customers, just like our online craft club member Emily, have taken the plunge into dressmaking this year for the very first time.

Here is what Emily had to say about her new-found love for dressmaking:

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“I started sewing, like many people, in 2020, making face coverings, scrunchies, and bags. After selling many of these online; and at craft fairs, I wanted to make something for myself and try a new challenge.

After being inspired by many Tilly & The Buttons patterns; and their simple instructions, I thought they would be the perfect place to start.

Once I started, I realised how much I enjoy all aspects of dress-making, from looking through beautiful fabrics and patterns, being inspired by other people’s creations, and meeting lovely people at craft groups and workshops to the finished garment.

The pride of saying “I made it” and the confidence to wear what you want, when you want, how you want has never gone away. This freedom is my favourite part of sewing. You can make anything you dream up come to life!

But if you’re starting on your sewing journey, here are some tips that can help:

First off, use a glue pen instead of pins for those fiddly and small pieces! It’ll save you tons of time and money in the long run!

Second: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials, techniques, and patterns until you find what works best for YOU!

And finally: Don’t forget to take breaks every once in a while—you’ll be surprised how much better your work will turn out when you do this”

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With Tilly & The Buttons patterns, designed with beginners in mind, you’ll have the perfect foundation to start your dressmaking adventure.

Why not start with the Tilly & The Buttons Stevie Pattern?

We not only have a ‘How to trace your dressmaking pattern’ tutorial, but also a ‘How to make the Tilly & The Buttons Stevie Top’ tutorial, guiding you through each step. Join our online craft club for £9.99 today and unlock access to over 200 tutorials

Give dressmaking a go and let us know how you get on!

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