Behind the Seams (Paperback)
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Behind the Seams (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 02/03/2023
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From the creative whirl of 1970s London to a career crafting costumes for the big screen and fame as a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee, Behind the Seams tells Esme Young's extraordinary life story in her own, perfectly chosen words.

From adventures at Central Saint Martins to The Great British Sewing Bee, go behind the scenes of Esme Young's amazing life.

At age five, Esme was asked to write in her notebook, but instead, she filled it with drawings - the only way she knew to express herself. At seven, when it was discovered she was partially deaf, she found refuge in her sketchbooks.

Shortly after, Esme made her first garment and a passion for sewing and designing was born. As a teenager, she made her way to London where her creative journey truly began. Living in a squat with other young creatives, Esme made the most of her time; studying at Central Saint Martins, launching a clothing line called Swanky Modes with three friends and GBP50 each, watching Notting Hill Carnival with David Bowie, and altering a dress for Cher.

The '90s saw a career move into costumes for films, where she designed outfits for Trainspotting, Bridget Jones's Diary and The Beach, before she moved onto the small screen herself. A celebration of a creative life lived differently, Behind the Seams is a reminder that it's never too early, or too late to pick up a needle and start stitching in a new direction.

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788704656
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Katy Wheatley

“Autobiography - But Make It Fashion”

I loved this so much.

A love letter to fashion and art and the skills of a pattern cutter. A life well lived and full of female empowerment. From Swanky Modes and its place in fashion history to Sewing Bee and its... More

Hardback edition
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“Briming with Love...”

*Thank you to Bonnier publishing for a copy of Behind the Seams in return for an honest review*

Behind the Seams is warm and vibrant. It is brimming with the love of, and for, friends and family, as well as... More

Hardback edition
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“A life being well lived!”

I adored this book! I feel like I've spent the weekend chatting to Esme and even been on a few adventures with her. Her voice comes through the pages, loud and clear. Surprising, educational, funny, warm and... More

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