The end of the year is coming and what that means for me is well, less book purchases. Most of the books released at this time of the year are knitting and crochet related books. Even sewing books and periodicals cater more towards cold weather wear for Autumn and Winter. But there are still a couple of books that got me excited, and I’m sure some of you will squeal at these books too.
Pattern Magic – Volume 3
Honestly, though I’ve flipped through pattern magic 1 and 2 at the bookstore before, I always found it too challenging for me. Plus I would probably not dare to wear the garments out after spending so much time figuring out the pattern, so I have never bought or sewn from these books before. But those of you who are fans of the series should be excited to see that Volume 3 will be released soon. Sometime in mid Nov. Unfortunately there are no other photos even on the official publisher’s page. So the cover is all we get to see for now.
Sunny days Recital Clothes for Boys and Girls
A book of formal dress patterns which can be adapted to recital costumes or even casual daily dresses just be changing the fabric co-ordination. I’m so in love with the two cute dresses for the little girls (just below the book cover above) that I am going to buy this book. I know my daughter will bug me for the pink dress. I just hope that I can find similar fabrics to the ones shown. My daughter shops for her clothes from my books and somehow she always expects them to look exactly like what’s shown in the book even though I keep telling her that I don’t have the same fabric. Lol…
Another new book by Bunka, this book contains patterns with a very designer feel to them. Think asymmetrical collars and hems, drapes, folds and tucks. You can see a few more pages from the book from the link above.
And now for the periodicals.
Cotton Friend Kids
Special edition of kids patterns by Cotton friend. I suspect this is a compilation of the kids patterns that have been featured already in the magazine earlier this year, but I can’t find any photos of the inside pages yet.