In the quest to sew a piece of well-fitting fashion for yourself, finding the right pattern can often be the most time-consuming part. To simplify this stress, DIY Couture offers straightforward advice for beginning sewers to skilled seamstresses alike.
Created by a group of design-savvy, craft-loving creatives in London, DIY Couture offers simple books illustrating exactly how to make one item—such as a pleated skirt or Grecian dress—in a series of step-by-step instructions. They also offer an essential guide on “affordable and non-exploitative” fashion as well as an in-depth look online at fabric shops around London.
“Sewing is a visual activity and needs to be explained visually,” say the DIY Couture crew. “With this in mind, we take a different approach from that of conventional sewing patterns, using diagrams and photographs to explain the making process.”
Eleven issues strong, DIY Couture sells internationally from their online shop for £9 each or £22 for three.