Vintage Style for Kids is a charming collection of 25 unique designs for children’s clothes and accessories, developed by Fiona Bell, founder of Their Nibs kids’ clothing brand.
Recognising that the children’s clothing market was crying out for a vibrant, fresh and inventive alternative to mainstream brands and high street stores, Fiona opened Their Nibs in Notting Hill in 2003. It quickly established itself as a destination shop for parents who want to dress their children as children, with originality and flair. Many of the designs are based on styles from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and the signature prints –which include Toadstool Fairy, Retro Planes, Butterflies & Carriages, Mermaid, Russian Doll and Pirate- also have a distinctly vintage feel.
Vintage Style for Kids contains selections from Fiona’s favourite and best-selling designs. In chapters focusing on ‘Babies’, ‘Playtime’, ‘Parties’ and ‘Bedtime’, she reveals how to make and style many gorgeous garments, from cute babies’ clothes and pretty party dresses to classic shirts and pyjamas.
These beautiful, whimsical designs will appeal to children and adults alike, reminding us of the simple pleasures of a gentler, slower-paced era, when mothers took time and care over making clothes and keepsakes for their children.
Vintage Style for Kids comes complete with cutting patterns on a disc and easy-to-follow instructions.