Hey, Karen! Have you seen the awesome London skyline behind you?
Um, can you stop interrupting me, please? That’s, like, really rude and I’ve just got to the bit where Tilly shows us how to make a Brigitte Scarf.
Yeah, but it’s such a lovely day and…
Seriously. I. Am. READING?
Okay, okay! Hey, let’s go and check out the Tate Modern.
Modern art! That’s way cool. Can you see how the artist totally worked for years to make sure his canvas had the same colour scheme as Tilly’s front cover? Now, that’s genius.
Yeah, um, I’m not sure that the artist really meant to…
Zip it, mushroom! Chapter seven’s all about how to customise the Lilou Dress. Hey, here’s someone who’ll appreciate what I’m talking about.
I know! Hey, here’s someone else who looks interested.
And then what you do, you find The Man Outside Sainsburys…
Er, Karen? He’s gone. He was on his lunch hour and had to get back to work.
Sigh. Guess I’ll just have to keep reading this on my own.
So, you don’t need me to give you a blow-by-blow account of this book. Tilly’s kindly provided loads of details and there is a seven-stop blog tour going on this week. You’ll find out everything you need. Here are the details I’ll share:
- It’s beautiful.
- Thankfully, the transition from blog to book hasn’t seen Tilly’s personality bleached out of the process. If you’re a loyal follower of her blog, you’ll recognise the author behind this 192-page book with sewing tips, multi-scale patterns and a mission to bring sewing to the masses.
- I nearly missed my stop on my commute home, reading this.
- It makes the perfect coffee table accompaniment. So often, I have picked this up to just – you know! – read.
This is a great book and testament to the rise and rise of sewing in popular culture, as also evidenced by Me Made May’s recent coverage in The Guardian. The world is cottoning on to how great sewing is. There’s only one last thing any of us can do to help this ground swell of opinion – read this book in public. Go on, I dare you. You might even make some new friends!
So, are you buying this book and what are you gonna make?