A few years ago I fancied trying dressmaking and enrolled on a beginners class at Millie Moonwith the wonderful Anna. I made a dress that I loved and following the course I ordered a book (that shall remain nameless), which came with downloadable patterns. I picked a pattern for a top and got to work. Unfortunately I had no success making the top because the pattern was so difficult to read – and I was totally put off dressmaking! Recently I have been thinking it might be time to try again.
I have been a long time reader of the blog Tilly and the Buttons and some research showed her book, Love at First Stitch (affiliate link), was highly recommended for beginners due to the quality of the instructions.
I decided to start with the Margot Pyjamas and I am really pleased with the outcome. The book contains simple step-by-step instructions and has helpful photographs to illustrate. The finished pyjama trousers are super-comfy and I love the fabric. Typically, I was between sizes and decided to opt for the larger size. They are a little on the generous size but as they are for lounging around it doesn’t matter and the drawstring waist keeps them firmly up.
I think I will build myself up to making something else from Tilly’s book and will hopefully report another success soon.