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DIY Couture by Rosie Martin makes dressmaking simple. No patterns needed, the book teaches you how to use clothes you already to own as the guide to create dozens of unique pieces.

We've got three copies of the book up for grabs along with a sample project for making The Romper.

Win A Copy Of The Book

For your chance of winning a copy of the book, simply leave a comment below telling us what you'd love to learn how to sew for your summer wardrobe?

 Congratulations to Bluebee, Andrea B and Hella B.

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angelica.seg.9
angelica.seg.9
Love it
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God G.
God G.
i would love to make some dresses and skirts. I would love to start sewing more professionally.
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Simiisme
Simiisme
Hi,
As a curvaceous kind of girl, I'd love to be able to make some unique summer dresses that suit me and fit really well
x
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God G.
God G.
I want to make myself some skirts for my summer wardrobe.
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God G.
God G.
I want to make myself some skirts for my summer wardrobe.
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God G.
God G.
I WANT THIS BOOK!!!!
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God G.
God G.
I WANT THIS BOOK!!!!
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CaptainDuckPants
CaptainDuckPants · Telford, England, GB · 10 projects
I'd love to make some maxi dresses and skirts, i've got so many items of clothing that i think i could do anything with a little bit of help!
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Rocking T.
Rocking T. · New York, New York, US
I would love to sew myself alot of t-shirts of different models and styles and maybe a casual dress ^_^
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Dawn T.
Dawn T. · Pamplin, Virginia, US · 6 projects
Easy Plus Size Sundresses
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megan p.
megan p. · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 5 projects
I love to be able to sew an awesome jumper.. My contact email is different from the one on my profile.
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Pezzlestick
Pezzlestick · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US · 1 project
I would love to be able to make well-fitting summer tops. I've got the loose-fit down well, but I'd like a few more stylish pieces that fit well without making me look all lumps and frumpy!
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The Broken Thimble
The Broken Thimble · Abilene, Texas, US · 13 projects
I would love to make a fun dress with pockets, I love dresses with pockets!!
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Janet R.
Janet R.
I'd love to learn to sew a swimsuit!
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georgina.kemp
georgina.kemp · Exeter, England, GB
I'd love one of these! I often search on Youtube for DIY clothing ideas and often it's of people using clothing they already have as patterns and if this book gives you even more ideas in one place. That would be awesome! I'm going on holiday soon and would really like to make a few statement pieces to take with me.
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etchholden
etchholden · Wilmington, Delaware, US · 1 project
I would love to make some Bermuda shorts and cute tops.
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Bluebee
Bluebee · Francestown, New Hampshire, US · 6 projects
I'd really like to know how to make swimwear by myself ! What I find in the stores is either too expensive or doesn't suit me at all. Making my own would be so fun ^^ And to go with it, some dresses that I could wear just on it after the beach =)
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Anna S.
Anna S. · Kirkland Lake, Ontario, CA · 9 projects
Holy cow, I think my fave part of the preview on laurenceking.com is the example wardrobes! That is so genius, and really shows the versatility of the pieces in the book! I'm going to see about borrowing a copy through my library, just to see the variations Rosie comes up with for each style Happy
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Andrea B.
Andrea B. · 9 projects
I would love to make a perfect summer dress that I can wear on the beach, but also for a party! I love sewing, and my dream is to make my whole garderobe myself.
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alketa v.
alketa v. · Budapest, Budapest, HU · 1 project
i like to know how to make a summer top
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MischievousRaven
MischievousRaven · Shrewsbury, England, GB · 51 projects
I have always been an inbetween size and would love to make playsuits that atually fit me perfectly. I seriously need a summer wardrobe as i cant buy clothes soooo would love to make them
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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
I love showing off clothes I've made myself... I'd like to make new summer tops with smocking, cutouts and light weight materials that show just a little something for the season ;)
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Haught Tea
Haught Tea · San Jose, California, US · 21 projects
I love to sew, and only recently made my first everyday wear outfit. Patterns can get super expensive so I would really love a book like this to help me design and make my own clothes!
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Hella
Hella · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 60 projects
I would really love to fake an Louis Vuitton. The new collection is so lovely. I can't wait to walk around in a creation like these.
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joyce s.
joyce s. · Crescent City, California, US · 1 project
I would love to make some of every thing in this book and I so need a guide to get me started
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Luiza S.
Luiza S. · Brasília, Federal District, BR · 22 projects
I'd love to make girly pleated skirts Happy
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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piemonte, IT · 63 projects
I'd love to learn how to sew a retro dress, the one which often comes in polka dot fabric and it has a halterneck. Perfect for a hot rockabilly summer style!
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MooeyAndFriends
MooeyAndFriends · 6 projects
I would love to learn how to Summer clothing so I can stand out and look different in big crowds.
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Emma V.
Emma V.
I would love to learn how to properly fit a bodice for dresses. I'm great at making skirts, but bodices and pants evade me!
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Bohemiansky
Bohemiansky · Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA · 14 projects
I'd love to learn how to sew some interesting summer dresses. I like wearing interesting clothing which no one else have.
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Pyrate Pixie
Pyrate Pixie · Oviedo, Florida, US · 2 projects
I've been doing some sewing on and off for the past few years but never quite perfecting anything. I mean my stuff LOOKS homemade. I would love to make myself one outfit that looks amazing.
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ReVampire J.
ReVampire J.
I would love to learn to sew different summer dresses! It's so hot now and dresses are THE perfect way to stay cool and look delightfully good!
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vanessa g.
vanessa g. · 2 projects
Anything I can't get in the shops , I'm thinking über customisation , something that a Goth can wear in Summer respectably ,I'd probably have a go at everything in it, maybe in black and orange. I am allowing myself a little bit of orange.
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Shirls
Shirls · Orlando, Florida, US · 23 projects
Rompers and maybe even one of those vintage swinsuits!
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Maggie D.
Maggie D.
I'd LOVE to be able to sew some of those beautiful long-ruffled skirts I've been seeing, the kind that have tiers of ruffles. They look so lovely and perfect for summer!
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Helen W.
Helen W. · Carlisle, England, GB · 56 projects
Anything with pockets! All clothes should have pockets, especially secret ones (secret pockets not secret clothes.) I think pockets on dresses are essential for summer Happy
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Beccasaurus
Beccasaurus · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 8 projects
I would love to learn to sew the kind of dresses they have on modcloth. A vintage looking fitted dress with maybe a bit of flow at the bottom.
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Twisted
Twisted · Butte, Montana, US · 20 projects
I would love tobe able to show my teenage daughter ways to revamp her wardrobe without going broke!
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Sandra L.
Sandra L. · Newark, California, US · 38 projects
I would love to learn how to sew a foolproof summer dress, mid-thigh length, spagetti straps, a pit ruffly/poofy/flowy. then i can find all the floral prints (and stripes and polka dots) and create an army of dresses!
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Michelle M.
Michelle M. · Chicago, Illinois, US
I really love adorable dresses that I can give a sexy feel to. I rarely sew anymore due to the lack of funds to buy patterns.This book would be excellent for me since it uses no patterns at all.
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13melissa13
13melissa13 · Chamisal, New Mexico, US
Having growing Grand-daughters, would love to make new stuff for them with my recycled clothes!! =)
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Canela
Canela · Montevideo, Montevideo Dept, UY · 1 project
I've always wished I could make my own skirts and blouses, but I was always a bit overwhelmed by patterns and such... this book sounds great!
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Shardaun C.
Shardaun C. · Pensacola, Florida, US
ooohh... I would love to win a copy of this book!! the link is not working for me!
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Claire S.
Claire S.
I'd love to sew a lovely mini rockabilly dress for this summer =D
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Joanne C.
Joanne C. · Houston, Texas, US · 6 projects
I'd love to make myself some simple knit pull on pants that fit well.
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JaclynGFC
JaclynGFC · Slidell, Louisiana, US · 1 project
I would really like to make some dresses this summer that will be able to be used throughout my pregnancy and would, with minor and simple alterations, be adaptable to my post pregnancy body.
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afiqah.mazli
afiqah.mazli · Klang, Selangor, MY · 2 projects
i would so love to learn to make maxi dress and sundress. and oh maybe some frilly skirts
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Tracy L.
Tracy L. · Bristol, England, GB · 3 projects
my daughter would love love love this book she's doing fashion journalism and clothes are her life (shame she doesn't have the buget to buy buy buy like she'd love to ) this book would help her to learn to make her own stuff and stamp her own mark on it plus giving her the wardrobe full of clothes she's always dreamed of owning
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jolene.flynn
jolene.flynn · Antrim, Northern Ireland, GB · 23 projects
I would really love to be able to make my self some 1950's style dresses but with a gothicy twist with some cool pattened fabrics.
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mjlesaca
mjlesaca · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
I'd love to get my hands on this book, this is amazing Happy I'd love to make an egg-shell skirt with my own woven fabric!
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pamela.zoee
pamela.zoee · Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, PL
I have a sewing machine, and I don't want it to look so sad in the corner of my room. So I would like to make some loose pants for myself and some nice things for my friends and family.
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magpiefaery f.
magpiefaery f.
i really really want to learn how to make a dungaree dress... i teach recycled fashion and and trying to teach myself making clothes from scratch to pass on to my students ;)
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marijke o.
marijke o.
having seen quite a few sewing instruction books on the market, that one really looks inspiring. Fantastic collection of garments to start creating
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Mei W.
Mei W. · 2 projects
I WANT THIS BOOK! I would love to make some cute dresses and skirts......and get inspired to try new things I haven't made before :3
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Teejay W.
Teejay W.
I'd love to make a rockabilly dress because they are too expensive for me to buy one. Plus, making it myself means I get perfect sizing.
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Anzouya
Anzouya · Corfu, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, GR · 1 project
Oh, I'd love to learn how to sew clothes in general but especially summer dresses and skirts! I think this Summer I may give it a try! Happy
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BubblegumxCupcake
BubblegumxCupcake · Northwich, England, GB · 3 projects
I have recently starting creating doll sized fashions, but I would really love to get inspired to try something larger for myself Happy
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Lindsay A.
Lindsay A.
I'd love a copy of this! I've just started sewing and I would love to make some clothes that don't swamp my tiny frame. I am well below average height and most shop bought clothes are too long. This sounds like the solutionHappy
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Mel J.
Mel J.
Definitely the Romper in the pic above! Retro craziness!;)
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Happyfox
Happyfox
I'd love to make myself maxi-dresses. I've got out of the way of sewing, but this would give me the boost I need to get to grips with it again.
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