Life has been pretty hectic in the household lately. It is difficult to find time to sit down (without dozing off) or have enough hands to take photos of my new books and type out book reviews. I have lots of time to plan (in my head) the blog posts that I want to do but hardly any time to post it. Why is that so?
There is a new man in my life! 🙂
Actually he is almost 4 months now, and it is getting slightly easier, or rather, I have gotten more used to the sleepless nights once again. The first few months I got by with lots of pre-delivery posts that I have already prepared and stored away. Now that supply has been used up, so the bad news is, the blog posts will be kind of erratic for a while and not always published on the same day of the week but I will try my best to post once a week. I also can’t check my emails or reply my comments as fast as you send them to me, and I apologize for that.
The good news is, there will be more sewing for boys around here!
But before we turn all our attention to boys sewing, here’s a new one from a sunny spot. I know many of you have been waiting for this. I was super excited too, as I love her style and have sewn at least 3 or 4 pieces from her book – Everyday Clothes for Girls (click on link to read my review)
Without further ado….
This book includes sizes 100-150cm! Which is a super plus point because most girls sewing books go up to 130cm. So this book can really be used for a long time. The clothes are also not kiddy, so I don’t think your tween-age girls will mind. There are also 3 projects for adult sizes for you to make matching Mom and Daughter clothes.
A quick peek at the contents.
Round collar tuck dress
This Frilled Sleeve Airy Blouse is the blouse shown on the cover page. There is a cute bow tie at the back of the neck and you can also see the frills on the sleeves better from the picture below.
Polka Dots Shirt Dress
Flutter Sleeve Blouse
Puff Sleeve Blouse and Flare Skirt
Frilled Collar Lace Blouse and Full Pants
Kilt style Culotte Pants
Dress with Pleats
Tuck Skirt and Shoulder Bag
Drop Shoulder Coat
Adult versions available for the following 3 projects
1. Frilled Sleeve Airy Blouse
2. Dress with Tucks
3. Kilt style Skirt (kids version is a culotte pants, but adult version is a skirt)
There is one full sewing lesson for the Dress with Tucks (available in child and adult versions)
Step by step instructions with full color photos.
There are also two “point lessons” with full color photos for making of a loop (for loop and button enclosures) as well as a lesson for making hidden side pockets.
The size chart for this book. Left column states – Size/Height/Bust/Waist/Hip. All measurements in cm.
How-to-make page – Just follow the numbers and the diagrams.
2 sheets of pattern paper, printed on both sides, making it a total of 4 pattern sheets. Attached to the back of the book.