11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Such a shame,
This review is from: Vintage Style for Kids: 25 Patterns for Timeless Clothes & Accessories (Paperback)
As an experienced sewer, I bought the book because it was full of clothes for boys as well as girls so I could make them for my little niece and nephews. However, the instructions are very unclear. There are no size references on the pattern pieces (e.g. square saying 'this measures 1 inch')and I love the comment that you have to use your imagination when piecing the bits together. I made the short sleeved shirt twice- the 2nd time without the instructions and alterating the length of the body pieces considerably (the measurements in the book were far too short). The chiffon and lace dress, made with the measurements given in the book, is 4 inches too wide, making it look very square and boxy. The top of the sleeve was missing, collar was too small and you had to guess as to how wide the sleeves should be, especially as there are no instructions on how to do the sleeves other than 'look at the picture'!
I commented and asked questions on her facebook page two weeks ago but haven't had any reply yet.