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By Hand London


£ 24.50


Sizing Chart

£ 22.00

*Choose from a standard copy or a personalised, signed-by-me copy! Select from the drop down menu, and be sure to add your name and any details you'd like me to include in the notes box when you get to checkout - Elisalex xxx*

**Christmas 2023 shipping info: UK orders placed after 18th Dec may not arrive in time for Christmas. 

***All orders placed between Friday 22nd Dec - Tuesday 2nd Jan will be posted on Wednesday 3rd Jan 2024.

I wrote a book!

You no longer need to feel confined by the boundaries of a sewing pattern in order to make clothes that fit beautifully and represent your style in a way that store-bought clothes never can. Designer and founder of popular pattern brand By Hand London Elisalex Jewell is known for designing beautiful, fun garments that look fabulous on women of all sizes. In Made to Measure, she guides sewers to create stylish garments while empowering them to learn new skills, be creative, and feel confident. Following an overview of essential sewing tools, a primer on fabrics, and a guide to essential sewing techniques, you will learn how to:

  • Draft simple patterns based on your measurements
  • Take a pattern from an existing garment
  • Identify and fix common fit issues

The sixteen pattern-free projects for dresses, skirts, tops, a pantsuit, and more are a springboard for creating a versatile, personalized wardrobe. The designs include:

  • Sweet Shirred Top and Dress
  • Faux-Cute Jumpsuit
  • Paneled Wrap Skirt
  • Prairie Dress
  • Not Your Grandma's Quilted Circle Skirt
  • Siren Slip Dress
  • Refashioned Sweater Dress

In today’s world of “fast fashion,” sewing your own clothes is a wonderful way to slow down and create garments that are sustainable and unique. While most sewing books show you how to create garments from specific patterns, Made to Measure takes sewing clothes to the next level by allowing you to customize the designs to fit you.

Whether you’re new to sewing clothes or want to add to your garment-making skills, 
Made to Measure guides you to create a dream wardrobe that is tailored just for you.

Made to Measure is out on November 7th - pre-orders will be sent out as soon as we receive stock!