Last year I had a lovely email from a lady called Rosie – she was planning to produce a collection of clothes that worked uber-well together then, rather than sell them, sell the patterns for them instead. A cracking idea, I thought. And a cracking name: DIY couture.
Zip forward to 2010 and she’s just dropped me another email to let me know how she’s getting on. From what I can see, she’s bossing it. Three of the final 12 books are already produced (my favourite is the cloak) and they are all, as she wanted, so very easy to follow, whether you’ve sewed before or not. Well worth a look.