Author, Rosie Martin, was inspired to start making her own clothes in her early teens when she couldn’t find the ‘colourful’ trousers she wanted on the high street. Armed with only a sewing machine and her limited school-learned needlework skills Rosie produced her first garment.

In this video she tells us about her work and her new book, which can help you make clothes you'll love for ever.

The DIY Couture collection is made up of 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessley reinvented in different fabrics, textures and colours.

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