29 August 2014

New Look Bow Belt Tutorial


Just a quickie today to let you know that I've updated one of the most popular posts on the blog, How to Make a Bow Belt, with new text and gorgeous images. The pics I took for the original version of the post back in 2010 were pretty shoddy (cringe), but luckily Arielle shot some gorgeous new ones for the tutorial in my book. Yay! (All the other projects in the book are new, in case you're wondering.) Head on over to take a peek, and share the post with everyone you've ever met.

I'm teaching the bow belt to stitching novices at the Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead next Tuesday as it happens, if you know anyone who wants to learn to sew.


In other sewing school news, thanks for the fantastic response to the workshops at Tilly Towers! I know quite a few people were disappointed not to get a place on Copy Your Clothes, as it sold out in just a few hours. We've had so many emails about it that we're most probably going to run it a couple more times, so if you want to be put on the waiting list for a place, please drop us a line on hello {at} tillyandthebuttons.com. There are a few places left on the other classes if you fancy getting down with some new stitching skillz... just one place left for Sewing Knits: Make a Coco at the time of writing though!


What are you sewing this weekend, please? I'm in two minds about whether to finish my playsuit - it's pretty cold here in London now! I'm not one to stack up UFOs*, but I'm dreaming about snuggly knitwear and Autumnal skirts, so I might have to put it on hold until next Summer...

*Un-Finished Objects

17 comments:

  1. Hi - I am sewing my first pair of Margot pyjamas this weekend. Have a good one! xxx

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  2. Also, I would finish the playsuit, there is a warm spell on its way!!! xxx

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  3. I feel your pain. The sensible side of me is thinking bring on the cardi's and autumnal colours but in reality I want to still be sewing summer dresses. I love the fabric you have for your playsuit. Where sis you get it from?

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  4. Fingers crossed for the warm spell! I just finished a Coco top that I will be wearing this weekend ;-). Will be making some PJs using some funky chevron fleece in preparation for colder times ;-)

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  5. I am starting to think about Autumn clothes too, although my next sewing project is my third Mimi blouse ready for OWOP.

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  6. I am sewing a White Russian from Capital Chic patterns and I am also making underwear out of recycled t-shirts.

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  7. I've half a mind to leave the Sunshine State (Florida) and come visit just to go to one of your classes! I love to sew and have been at it all my 23 years. This is just motivation to work harder to I can afford to get over to England again!

    PS - LOVE your blog <3

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  8. I'm having the exact same thought about a maxi dress I have cut out and partly sewn up already... The weather has been absolutely dreadful these past two weeks, although they are forecasting a bit of an Indian summer for next week... Still, I think I'll wrap it up for next summer and call that very act the official start of autumnal sewing!

    And er... out of curiosity: is 'Tilly Towers' the official name of your studio now? :-)
    Just make sure it doesn't turn into Fawlty Towers, although I have absolute faith in you, being already practically sold out on the sewing classes and all that! Yay for you!
    Besides, if things would happen to go momentarily weird, you can always claim to "know nothing"... )

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  9. Finish the playsuit and wear it with tights?! You'll be so glad it's completed when Spring comes around.
    I've only got the hem left to finish on my denim Emery tonight. It's LOVE!!!

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  10. Oh please, oh please finish the playsuit! I'm so excited to see what it looks like in that fabric! You can't tease us like that...haha. You can do whatever you want, but I'm pretty curious to see it. Selfishly, I guess. Texas will be hot for another 2 months so I'm thinking about making it.

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  11. It's chilly here for the first time in months! so I am in the sewing room working on a quilt and drinking pots of tea. LOVE the little bow tutorial! Tilly, someday I am going to win the lotto and when I do I will come and take some of your classes :)

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  12. I feel your pain! I started an Alder sleeveless shirt a couple of weeks ago and just need to bind armholes, hem and add buttons and buttonholes, but which the weather getting colder and I want is to knit and plan winter clothing :)

    Gutted I missed the Copy Your Clothes workshop, I was willing to come all the way from the North (Hull) to attend :) maybe next time, and please do add me to the waiting list.

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  13. Would love to do the weekend 2 day workshop. Can you recommend a hotel b&b nearby?

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  14. Definitely finish what you started. There's nothing worse than leaving things unfinished. I forced myself to work through all my unfinished makes a few months ago. I wouldn't let myself start something new until it was all done. Getting through it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

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  15. Wonderful photos! Your belt tutorial is useful to me for my next projects. Thanks for sharing :)

    Stacy from www.stacyco.blogspot.com

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  16. I love that blue fabric, it's Atelier Brunette isn't it? The colour is just gorgeous, and will really suit you, you should definitely finish it

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