Daisy Braid, AKA DIY Daisy, produces fantastic garment-making tutorials. Available via her website, and in a newly released book called ‘Sew It Yourself’, Daisy has made drafting and sewing simple, stylish garments incredibly accessible. By removing the need for prior experience of drafting or even using sewing patterns, Daisy’s designs can be created for bodies of any size with just some basic sewing skills. In this conversation, she tells me about her journey from being an op-shop obsessed teenager to a published sewing author, why her designs err towards minimal waste and the motivation behind her #nomakemarch challenge.
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Details about her book ‘Sew It Yourself’ are HERE.
Daisy’s former works place in NZ is The Fabric Store HERE.
The Stephanie Top project in her book is based on the Rectangle Top tutorial on her website HERE.
Daisy’s Stephanie top variation worn as a jacket:
An example of Daisy’s patchwork:
People who inspire Daisy include: