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Sewn With Love: Classic Patterns for Children's Clothes and Accessories

Sewn With Love: Classic Patterns for Children's Clothes and Accessories

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by Fiona Bell
     
 

Construct charming and fashionable children's clothes with the classic designs of Fiona Bell, the founder of Their Nibs, the popular U.K.-based children's clothing shop and label. An eclectic and unique collection of patterns and designs, Sewn with Love showcases Fiona's well-known work with retro styles and prints with a distinct influence from the 1950s, 1960s,

Overview

Construct charming and fashionable children's clothes with the classic designs of Fiona Bell, the founder of Their Nibs, the popular U.K.-based children's clothing shop and label. An eclectic and unique collection of patterns and designs, Sewn with Love showcases Fiona's well-known work with retro styles and prints with a distinct influence from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Twenty-five gorgeous projects, from a boy's classic shirt and playtime dungarees to a girl's pretty party dress and sweet summer pajamas, are ideal for sewists eager to dive into classic sewing techniques with contemporary results. Divided into four sections (babies, playtime, parties, and bedtime), each pattern has easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photography.

Start sewing with love today!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The dresses are just lovely. Adorable!" - Kate Moss

"I love Their Nibs's clothes because they make little girls look like little girls." - Thandie Newton

"Is there any new parent who has not looked for the clothing of yesteryear to dress their newborn or toddler? This book has all the basics to create those clothing that are so sought after. I can see the patterns filling many baby shower gift needs as well as enhancing wardrobes of the many young children in our families." - Debbie Colgrove, About.com Guide to Sewing

"All patterns are charming and fashionably influenced by the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's." - Apron-icity

"Patterns in a more classic mode that make children look like children instead of tiny adult women. A fine array of traditional looks for toddlers and young children. Bell selected fabrics with a vintage ambiance so the designs in the book have an ageless 'feel' that channels the 1940s and 1950s." - Bangor Daily News

"A beautiful collection of classic children's clothes and accessories that anyone who loves to sew for little ones will adore. The styles are inspired by the classic designs of the 50s and 60s, and really are timeless." - FabTalk

"With a special little person in your life, whether your own or a grandchild, niece or nephew, this book is sure to entice you to make something mini. The styles and patterns address the idea of children dressing age appropriately, perhaps with a bit of nostalgia found with the full skirts, smocking, rickrack and other retro details." - Sewing.org

"I have to say, I love it. Not only are there beautiful dresses for little and big girls alike, there are practical and cute items for boys as well (and by that I mean, clothing that you can put on your little boy that they won't argue about wearing). To top it off, there are a number of unisex items included...a little something for everyone!" - Stacy Schlyer, StacySews.com

"My mother and I flipped through the book together, oohing and ahhing and sighing at each beautiful design. The proprotions, the details, the styling, even the fabric choices in her examples, are all spot on. These are the clothes that will never go out of style." - CraftGossip.com Sewing Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596683495
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author


Fiona Bell is a former junior buyer at Topman and several major international department stores, including Laura Ashley. In 2003, Fiona opened Their Nibs, a children's shop and label with clothes, accessories, and homeware, all produced in the distinctive signature prints and vintage style. Fiona's couture sewing expertise and eye for fashion have allowed her to bring her range of gorgeous clothes to online retailers and in various stores and boutiques around the world, including Mothercare, John Lewis, Harrods, Bon Marche, and Avoca. She lives in London, England.

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Sewn With Love: Classic Patterns for Children's Clothes and Accessories 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the dresses and photographs in this book are absolutely gorgeous, the book as a tool is sorely lacking. Several of the patterns do not print correctly, and for the one dress that I have made (the 1950s pin-tuck dress), two of the pattern pieces were incorrectly drafted.  This book is great for inspiration, but I would not recommend it to anyone except an experienced seamstress, who will be able to understand the scant directions and self-draft pieces to complete the patterns.