Have you always wanted to learn to sew, but been intimidated by complicated paper patterns? Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of supreme new sewing tome, DIY Couture by Rosie Martin - you'll be whipping up a brand new wardrobe in no time. A brand new title from Laurence King Publishing, it walks you through all the steps to create 10 pieces of clothing, including skirts, trousers, tops, a jacket and even a cloak. Best of all, to show you how versatile sewing can be, each piece has been made and styled in eight totally inspiring collections. Themes range from Rude Disco to Jungle Punk, giving you over 80 pieces of stylish clothing to choose from - without a pattern in sight! Illustrated throughout with helpful flowcharts, photographs and tips, there's a punky attitude that reminds us of our own book, How To Make With Tatty Devine. DIY Couture are hosting a book launch party on Tuesday 29th May - and everyone is invited! With a collage corner, DIY photo booth, DJs and a dressing up rail of clothes featured in the book, you can get a feel for the projects and promote doing-it-yourself. Find all the details and behind the scenes projects here. To celebrate the release of our new favourite crafting tome, we have one copy of DIY Couture up for grabs. That's not all - the lucky winner will also receive an exclusive 'DIY' name necklace that features on the front cover of the book!
To win, just answer this question: Rosie started DIY Couture because she couldn't find the perfect pair of bright green trousers anywhere in the shops. What is your dream DIY Couture outfit? Leave your answer as a comment and the most creative outfit will be the winner! The closing date is 10am on Monday 28th May. Good luck! DIY Couture by Rosie Martin is available now priced at £17.95 - get your copy here.