2 August 2017

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.

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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!

8 comments:

  1. I'm so relieved! For a while I thought it was going to be a book with only maternity patterns and it would be bad timeing for me since I will have my baby in February �� Hehe. In that case I'll have to buy it and save it for the next one ☺️ But I'm super excited about your book since I loved the first one. Can't wait! Perfect for some maternity leave sewing mayby then ��

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  2. Yeah! Well done team! So excited for the new book to be released. Good luck :)

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  3. Hooray! Will we get to learn a bit more about the theme/focus of the new book soon?

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  4. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing your new book.

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  5. Ooh! So excited for this book release! I am still working my way through book one and love it SO much. I was also thrilled to hear that one of my most favourite podcasters (Katie) has joined your ranks - so much excitement for one week!

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  6. Love the photos. Can't wait to see the book in print. X

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