Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes & Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Sewing in No Time, Quilting in No Time, Green Crafts for Children, Sewing for Children, Cute Costumes for Kids, Fast, Fun Cards and Making Children's Clothes, all published by CICO.
Making Children's Clothesby Emma Hardy
Using just a few simple sewing techniques, Making Children's Clothes shows you the easy way to create fun and stylish outfits for young children (05 years). From party frocks and pinafore dresses, to simple shirts and elasticated trousers, sleepwear and babies' clothes, your child will love to wear any of the fantastic items in this book. By combining a few easy-to-learn stitches with great fabrics and trims, expert seamstress Emma Hardy explains how to make beautiful yet practical clothes for your children. Choose from 25 projects, including skirts and trousers, dresses and shirts, sleepwear and accessories, such as hats, bibs, bootees, and aprons. There are clothes for young boys and girls, toddlers, and babies, plus full-size paper patterns that can easily be scaled to suit different ages. Packed with useful tips and sewing techniques, Making Children's Clothes provides a comprehensive guide to creating stylish, fun outfits for your offspring.
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I wanted so badly to love making these clothes-there are so many errors and the patterns are poorly drafted. Don't bother purchasing-just enjoy the pictures in the store with a latte.
Liked the book for the most part. Illustrations are great. However, several of the patterns are poorly drafted. Some of the armholes were too big and make the clothing look misproportioned. Author has two patterns that require drawstrings at the neck. This is dangerous as kids get caught on playground slides, etc. I ended up replacing it will elastic on one of the night dresses. Yes, I would still recommend this book. With a few changes to the patterns, you'll be able to make some cute clothing for your child.
I love the clothes in this book. However, having previous sewing experience has definitely helped. The instructions are not difficult, but occasionally lack some details. Also, the instructions have you cut out the pieces at various steps along the way and I like to cut them all out up front. Simply scanning through helps with this. A good acrylic ruler is a must, since rectangular pieces (waistbands, pocket pieces) are simply given as the dimensions to cut instead of providing a pattern piece. Still I love the patterns and their basic nature, which makes it easy to change them up.