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Sewing for a Royal Baby: 22 Heirloom Patterns for Your Little Prince or Princess
     

Sewing for a Royal Baby: 22 Heirloom Patterns for Your Little Prince or Princess

by Sew Beautiful Magazine Editors
 

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Any time a royal event takes place–a wedding, a birth–the world takes notice and what captures their attention first is the royal attire. Who would not want their own little prince or princess to be just as beautifully dressed? Sewing for a Royal Baby includes three designs inspired by actual royal garments, including the royal christening gown,

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Any time a royal event takes place–a wedding, a birth–the world takes notice and what captures their attention first is the royal attire. Who would not want their own little prince or princess to be just as beautifully dressed? Sewing for a Royal Baby includes three designs inspired by actual royal garments, including the royal christening gown, as well as a variety of fine heirloom designs exclusively selected by the editors of Sew Beautiful magazine.

Sewing for a Royal Baby allows new mothers and grandmothers to create a royal wardrobe for their new little one using the complete patterns and instructions provided with the book and accompanying CD. The patterns are sized differently according to the style, but the gowns start at newborn and go up to 18 months. The bubble goes up to 24 months. Toddler dresses go up to size 4, and the boys' pieces go up to size 3.

The companion CD contains all of the project patterns plus two additional slip patterns, the complete Vintage Royal Alphabet machine embroidery template, and most of the embroidery designs (hand and machine) in the book, as well as some appliqué designs, and technique descriptions for:

  • Shadow embroidery
  • Geometric smocking
  • Basic French sewing
  • Lace shaping
  • Hand embroidery
  • Shark's teeth
  • Plackets
  • Neck bindings
  • Piping
From bonnets and booties to breathtaking christening gowns and sweet toddler looks, Sewing for a Royal Baby will inspire sewists to create a wardrobe fit for a little prince or princess using a variety of heirloom sewing techniques.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
11/01/2013
Thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (better known to tabloid readers as Will and Kate), royal baby mania is everywhere. This collection of sewing patterns features vintage-inspired garments and accessories for special occasions in children's lives, such as christenings, formal parties, and weddings. The materials are luxe—lace, silk, and fine cotton—and the old-fashioned techniques (smocking, hand embroidery) add character and appeal. The main focus is on christening gear, including booties, bonnets, and gowns, but there are also formal outfits for boys and girls (a sailor suit-style onesie and a charming dress with a Peter Pan collar). Printable patterns are included on a CD-ROM; most of the designs are sized for infants and toddlers. VERDICT These aren't clothes designed for your average playdate, but crafty parents seeking patterns for formal children's wear will be enchanted by the genteel, traditional garments in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878048820
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
36 MB
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Meet the Author

Sew Beautiful magazine has been at the forefront of the heirloom sewing niche for more than twenty-five years. Founder Martha Pullen has authored best-selling heirloom sewing books and runs a successful sewing school twice a year in Huntsville, Alabama.

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