Wow, you guys are just the best. Thank you SO much for such a fantastic response to my book! It's really nerve wracking to put something out there that I worked on so intensively for so long (especially on the Internet which can be so mean sometimes, yikes), so I really value your support. I'm so lucky to be part of such a positive, friendly community of makers. Thank you!
And here are the pattern designs! There are full scale pattern sheets in eight sizes (sizing chart here) included in the back of the book, ready to trace off or trace straight onto your fabric. The printed patterns are: Margot pyjama bottoms, Delphine skirt, Megan dress, Mimi blouse, Lilou dress. Plus there are instructions for making your own simple patterns for the Brigitte scarf and Clémence skirt.
A special thank you here to the three lovely haberdasheries who contributed fabric: Ray Stitch, The Village Haberdashery and The Fabric Godmother. I can't promise they'll still have the exact fabrics in stock as I started working on this aaaages ago, but do go have a look!
As you can see, the designs start simple enough for novice stitchers and get increasingly more challenging - in a good way - as you build up your skills and confidence. By the time you get to the Mimi blouse in chapter 6, for example, you'll be stitching a Chelsea collar, buttonholes and adorable pleated sleeves.
The book also outlines variations for each design - for example, the Lilou dress also has a scallop neckline or gathered skirt option. That way you can make them your own - and make them again and again. I know you talented lot are going to come up with some adorable versions of these patterns. I can't WAIT to see...
Which one is your favourite?
Right, I'm off to start signing copies of Love at First Stitch for the people who have ordered it from my shop. Ta ra for now!