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Pretty Little Things to Make: 20 Heirloom Projects for Babies and Toddlers [Hardcover]

Judith More
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2 Mar 2009
Whether you want to make a gift for a baby shower or christening, or are a mum-to-be who wants to create something special for your new arrival, you will find plenty of pretty little things to choose from in this gorgeous book.Create your own heirloom from 20 simple-to-make sewing and knitting designs sourced from around the world - cute feedsack overalls from the heart of America, a pretty embroidered pinny from England or a chic lacy christening gown from France. Traditional vintage designs from the author's extensive collection are complemented by new patterns created in vintage style - for example, a candy cane Christmas stocking - using vintage or vintage-inspired natural fabrics and yarns. The projects also include short-cut ideas and variations that recycle vintage household items - for example, making a quilt from vintage hankies. Not just heirloom - eco-friendly, too! These beautiful little projects will make the perfect keepsake that will be loved for generations.This title features new patterns for traditional heirloom designs. It includes a pattern section. Modern photographs of the projects are accompained by classic illustration.


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown (2 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843405040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843405047
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 15 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 519,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Judith More is a craft editor and writer with and extensive personal collection of vintage patterns and clothing.

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The purpose of this little book is to help you make exquisite things from times gone by, so that you can create treasured heirlooms for tomorrow. Read the first page
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 16 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
I liked the idea of this book much more than the actual book, I'm afraid. It's a nice enough little read, and I like the fact that it includes knitting and sewing patterns, some of which I haven't seen in other places. (Though in the case of the knitted dungarees, there may be a good reason for that!)

The format of the book didn't work for me at all. It's much smaller than most sewing books, and the patterns at the end need a lot of blowing up. The instructions seemed too crammed in for my liking. While the layout does enhance the vintage feel of the book I found it so off-putting that I haven't even attempted any of the projects in the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Errata 10 July 2011
By Kik.Kik
Format:Hardcover
Really disappointed with this book. It's not really a craft book with doable projects. Tried the snowdrop bootees but there are so many errors in the pattern and I can't find a schedule of errata anywhere. So am not inclined to try any thing else from the book. The dresses are pretty but no instructions or patterns. Begun to think that it's a cynical attempt to get crafters to buy what they think is a 'vintage' craft book but it's really insubstantial albeit lovely to look at.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disapointed 12 April 2011
By susie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was very disapointed to recieve this book, because there is a lot of photos of beautifull dresses that are not included with a pattern in the book. All the dresses I bought the book for a not included in the book. The book is also very small and thin. If a had seen it in a shop I would never had bought it.
But the layout and the book is real pretty.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cross and Disappointed 7 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am so annoyed with this book. I bought it purely for the Heirloom Gown, the instructions for which, now I have come to make it, are incomplete. If you would like to make a gown with no sleeves or back yoke, then fine, if you expected to make a complete item then DO NOT buy this book. The front cover is deceptively cute and some of the project photos look nice but really, the whole thing is a waste of money. If I had read all the reviews I would never have bought the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Information 7 July 2010
By JH
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book as I am into little sewing projects and probably rate as an intermediate. I thought this would be a lot of sewing but a lot of it is knitting or blankets making whereas I prefer making garments. The pictures are lovely but the book is quite small as is the writing and the patterns. I was a bit disappointed as I didn't think the description matches the book...however if you're into knitting or making presents for people this is the book for you but be prepared to get photocopying as the book is small.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars inspiring but confusing 9 Aug 2011
Format:Hardcover
This book is lovely to look at,it is interesting and inspiring to read, but it is very difficult to make the clothes from the instructions in the book. I made the Down-Home Overalls, but the instructions were not clear and the photos did not show what I needed to know...Why is the waist band so long? Do the sides fasten? How exactly is the bib attatched?
I then went on to the Heirloom Gown, but there is no pattern to copy, and the instructions contain dimensions only for the front yoke and skirt.What about the back yoke and sleeves?
Shouldn't these things be tested before publication?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Look Inside in misleading
I bought this book based on the 'look inside' facility, which features photographs of some very pretty vintage style girls' dresses. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Toric
3.0 out of 5 stars inspiring but a little difficult
The book is very inspirational, but it's a shame it doesnt include a full sized pattern, that also featured the clothes in more sizes. Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2010 by Annemarie
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous simple and varied
Really enjoyed this book. Got it from the library and made two projects from it before returning. Great contemporary ideas from traditional projects along with beautiful images... Read more
Published on 31 July 2010 by Mrs. Helen O. J. Burridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book
A really lovely book, nice photos, clear diagrams and good patterns and lots of ideas. Such a good size to work with as well. The only quibble I have is the patterns in the back. Read more
Published on 28 April 2010 by JY
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely
A lovely book with a wide range of projects to make. Very inspiring, I want to make them all!. A beautiful book full of interest and wonderful photographs. Highly recommended.
Published on 24 Nov 2009 by Hols
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best craft books I've ever found.....
This book is fantastic. A nice mix of beginner to more advanced projects - all of which are interesting and not just the normally booties, scarf, easy jumper projects you see in so... Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2009 by Mrs. S. Llewellyn
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