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First Peek at My New Book!

It’s been a secret for far too long… I’m so excited to finally share with you the title and cover of my new book – Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics.

Published by Quadrille, the book will be out in early March 2018 – and y…

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Behind the Scenes… Book 2 Progress

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

Hoooraaaaayyy! I’ve finished writing my second book!

It’s been a ton of work, but everything has gone really well and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it’s turning out. All that’s left to do now is proofing and planning the release. I’m soooo excited to share it with you when it’s published next Spring!

In the meantime, I thought I’d give you some peeks behind the scenes at the recent garment photo shoots – the final three days of photography after the seven instructions shoots. For the garment shoots, we used the same photographer as my first book, Ellie Smith, and were back in the same studio in Bethnal Green that we used three years ago. It felt a bit like a déjà vu – but in a good way!

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second bookBehind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

The first couple of hours on fashion shoots feel like a slow start. There’s clothes fittings, hair and make up, backdrops to be assembled and lots of hanging around before the first shots are snapped.

At nearly eight months pregnant, I wasn’t in a great position to model the outfits this time, hehe 🙂 There will be a couple of pics of me in the book, and most of the garments will be worn by four other lovely models. I say “models”, but at Tilly and the Buttons we like to use non-professionals who our customers can relate to – usually my friends, our customers, other creative business owners or people I vaguely know from Instagram! I’m so excited for you to see what an amazing job these ladies did in the final photos.

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second bookBehind the scenes on Tilly's second bookBehind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

How many people does it take to photograph a book? A lot!!! We took this pic at the end of the first day – you can probably tell how much fun we had. It’s such a privilege to work with such an amazing team of talented women – from the editors and designers at Quadrille Books, to the photography team, stylist, hair and make up artist, our pattern cutter and the models who have their own awesome projects and businesses going on.

If you fancy reading more about what it’s like writing a craft book, take a look at my posts on starting this book, writing my first book, and getting a book deal.

Bring on Spring 2018!

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Big Project in the Works!

As you may or may not have already guessed from hints dropped here and there, I’m working on something BIG for 2018… my second book!

I know it’s been a long time coming since the publication of my first book, Love at First Stitch, in May 2014…

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Big Project in the Works!

As you may or may not have already guessed from hints dropped here and there, I’m working on something BIG for 2018… my second book!

I know it’s been a long time coming since the publication of my first book, Love at First Stitch, in May 2014…

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