- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: CICO Books (10 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190652579X
- ISBN-13: 978-1906525798
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Making Children's Clothes: 25 step-by-step sewing projects for 0-5 years, including full-size paper patterns Paperback – 10 Sep 2009
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About the Author
Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes and Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Sewing in No Time (ISBN 978-1-906094-25-6: 25,000 copies sold), Quilting in No Time (ISBN 978-1-906525-29-3: 25,000 copies sold), Fast, Fun Cards (ISBN 978-1-904991-30-4: 50,000 copies sold) and Green Crafts for Children (ISBN 978-1-904094-74-4), all published by CICO. Married with two young daughters, Emma lives in south London.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are new to sewing/dressmaking this would be a good buy, but if you are more accomplished it might be a little too simple.
The book says clothes from 0-5 years but the majority of the patterns are for 2-5 yrs with a couple of items for babies, for example the very cute shoes are 0-9 months so too small for my daughter who is just going into 12-18 months size but practically everything else is too big for her, although I will look at scaling down the patterns.
Don't get me wrong, once she is bigger I will make lots and lots of the designs in the book, it is beautifully photographed with really clear instructions I just feel it should have been titled Making clothes for Girls!
I do find having two grandsons that the book is indeed biased towards girls. I made the boys long shorts and they do look really lovely. I made a pair for my granddaughter at the same time but used girlie fabric and they are nice.
I think the full size patterns are very useful, I never buy a book if you have to photocopy and scale up the patterns, can't be bothered so that is a plus.
The patterns are easy to follow but I did make a couple of little changes as I felt I could do the same thing in an easier way.
Thumbs up for nice clothing.
Thumbs down for lack of boys clothing.
My problem with this book is that it is extremely bias twords girls. There are two items of specifically boys clothing (a shirt and shorts )and one or two items that can be made unisex. However, even these look very 'girly' and if my baby is a boy I would not want him in these clothes.
Also there are only 2 or 3 items in baby size (a bib, booties and hat) and these are modeled by the same baby girl. You may enjoy this book if you have a young daughter as the dresses and skirts do look nice but if you have a young son i would skip it and look else where.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very easy to follow patterns for children's clothes. Lovely photos with ideas for fabric and embellishments. One to recommend.Published 6 months ago by Wendy
I love this little book, easy to follow instructions with some fab instructions. Ive never really made anything from a pattern before and have already made several outfits.Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Nicola M. Nicolle
This book is so easy to use. Full size patterns included, so no need to photocopy and enlarge them. This book was recommended to me and I have already recommended it to others. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mrs. B. Drake