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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (25 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184949181X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849491815
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 2.2 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 when designer Cath Kidston opened a tiny shop in London's Holland Park. She began by selling the vintage fabrics, wallpapers and brightly-painted junk furniture she remembered fondly from her childhood. Her clever, witty re-working of traditional English country house style meant that her shop soon became a cult success.

Gradually Cath began to design her own prints and products. One of the first was a printed ironing board cover - practical, quirky and with a distinctive floral print, it has come to epitomize the Cath Kidston look. The product base has expanded steadily to include an extensive range of homewares as well as women's fashion and accessories and the 2008 launch of the Cath Kids brand. Various products are manufactured under license by companies such as Churchill China and Fulton Umbrellas.

Over the years Cath's high-profile collaborations have included creating tents with Milletts (2005-6), Nokia mobile phones with Carphone Warehouse (2006) and collectible radios with Roberts (2005 onwards). In 2008 she collaborated with Tesco to produce printed eco shopping bags made from plastic bottles to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Sales of the bags raised almost £500,000 for the charity and saved about six million plastic bottles from landfill. In 2009 Cath collaborated with Maclaren to produce a children's buggy in her classic spot red print. She has also published five books, most recently Sew! with Quadrille in October 2009 - a follow up to 2008's hugely successful Make!

Cath Kidston Limited has expanded steadily to become the unique global lifestyle brand it is today, with Cath remaining Creative Director. Currently there are 30 shops and concessions in the UK, two shops in the Republic of Ireland, seven in Japan and one in Kuwait. In October 2009 a shop opened at Heathrow Airport's revamped Terminal 4 - the company's first in an airport - and in November two new temporary 'pop-in' shops were opened in London to make the most of the busy Christmas trading period. The business' successful worldwide mail order, web and wholesale divisions also continue to grow.

Cath Kidston Ltd is one of the most influential and original design companies to emerge from the UK in recent years. It was announced in the Queen's 2009 New Year Honours List that Cath Kidston is to be awarded an MBE for services to business in 2010.


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'Who better than Cath Kidston to write this book? After all, her ever-so-gorgeous collection of prints offer the perfect fabric foundation for this dolly and her six-outfit wardrobe. Even if you are not a "make-it-yourself" parent by nature, this will have you at least glancing hopefully at your rather dusty sewing machine. This feels like the perfect traditional post-Christmas activity.' --Junior Magazine, December 2012

About the Author

One of Britain s leading and most-loved designers, Cath Kidston is best known for her vintage-inspired homewares, clothing and accessories. Cath began her career as an interior designer before opening her first retail shop in London in 1993, where she sold vintage fabrics and antique furniture. Now with more than 40 stores and concessions in the UK, plus more in the Republic of Ireland, Japan and South Korea, Cath Kidston Ltd is now a presence on almost every high street. In 2010, Cath was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to business. To date, Cath has published four bestselling project books Make!, Sew!, Stitch! and Patch! that encompass a wide range of disciplines and finished items, from sewing and patchwork to cross-stitch and needlepoint. Alongside these books sit two complete kits packaged in a unique tin The Knitting Book and The Crochet Book are perfect for beginner knitters or crocheters and make ideal gifts. In 2012, she published a further two how-to books entitled Make Your Own Christmas Decorations and Sew Your Own Rag Doll. In addition to her books, Cath also has a very successful stationery line.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By sally tarbox TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 Nov. 2012
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Attractive book including printed cloth length to make the doll herself complete with socks, undies, fabric plaits. The face is printed on, as are watch and bracelet.
There then follow patterns for 6 outfits, all pictured in lovely Cath Kidston fabric (not included).
Make a sundress, a T-Shirt & skirt, a daydress, a sleeveless top, a dungaree dress & shirt or pyjamas. Plus instructions for bags and shoes or slippers.
If you want to make more than one doll, the author gives details and a template for drawing a face in fabric paint and ironing it on.
Although the author says that 'with just a few essential sewing skills and a collection of basic materials you can create your own unique and special doll', I would agree with previous reviewer that you'd never achieve that professional look without a sewing machine.
Very cute and inspiring.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara. on 27 July 2014
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This book is very good, explains very well and plus give you give you a doll to sew up. very good, finished doll in two days plus made outfit. ordered another and good value for money!! The patterns for the cloths in this book for the doll should be a bit larger to make in size to fit the doll. good value!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mrs j a ludlow on 27 July 2013
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I love that is like a mini sewing course in a book. Good for beginners as well as experienced sewers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Fullerton on 5 May 2013
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Book gives two options. Use the per printed pattern or create your own doll using the pattern pieces supplied. Looking forward to producing many gifts from this book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Murphy on 18 Feb. 2014
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The book is as described , I am pleased with it as I can keep the book intact and trace the pattern. Instructions easy to follow.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Vicky on 10 May 2013
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I bought this book for my 11 year old daughter who is interested in sewing but gets bored easily.

She has a fantastic collection of cross stitch patterns but starts them and gets bored halfway through. Who can blame her? I've certainly been there with some of my projects!

What I loved so much about this book as with most in her collection, is the vibrancy of the pictures and ease of the instructions. This book arrived just as The Great British Sewing Bee started and was a perfect interest grabber for my daughter. She loves Cath Kidston Fabric anyway and adored the little outfits she could make in the book.

The instructions were visual and easy for her to understand without being patronising as obviously, it's meant for adults too. As the pattern pieces were printed she could feel a real sense of achievement each step along the way!

After watching the sewing bee we now stitch together on Friday evenings and my little girl is content to work her way through the book, growing in confidence and mastering skills that will help her make clothes for herself and others for years to come!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on 11 May 2013
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Very charming.
But note this is quite a slim doll. The clothes don't fit a standard hard bodied 18in. doll.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gilly on 7 Aug. 2014
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I was delighted with this book - I had such fun making this doll for my great niece in Italy. The instructions are easy to follow and the resulting doll really looked lovely. Takes quite a few hours to make as it is quite fiddly in parts. A must have for people who like sewing.
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