Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls

Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls : 22 Easy-to-Make Dresses, Skirts, Pants & Tops Girls Will Love

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Make your own cute and fashionable clothes for girls with this easy-to-use sewing book.

Author, Yuki Araki is one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-children movement. The mother of two daughters, Araki has become a DIY sewing favorite because she knows what young girls want. They like to wear stylish clothes that also let them play with ease. Moms adore the relaxed aesthetic of Araki's simple mix-and-match play clothes and accessories, and young girls are happy wearing them because they're both cute and comfortable.

Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the sewing patterns in this Japanese sewing book are simple, casual, and look good on any girl. Araki provides westernized patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame.

Sewing designs include:

Shoulder-tie camisole top and dress
Classic smock shirt and dress
Four variations of a basic elastic-waist skirt
Shorts and easy-breezy kid-style leggings to pair with any top
Button-front and pullover tops
Adorable bucket hat

Moms will love dressing their girls in these economical and easy-to-make clothes. Nothing could be simpler-or sweeter!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 12.7mm | 369g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 32 pages of photos, 36 pages of diagrams and instructions; double-sided pull-out pattern sheet
  • 4805313153
  • 9784805313152
  • 97,709

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"Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls is a bargain treasure for parents who enjoy showing their love through clothing design and construction." -Midwest Book Review "Very, Very excited to discover that one of my favourite Japanese pattern designer for girls dresses, Yuki Araki, now has one of her books translated into English!...I am hoping that there will be many more Yuki Araki books to be translated." -Japanese Sewing Books blog "Yuki Araki has an adorable collection of patterns, tips, and full color pictures displaying clothing that looks like designer brands. From leggings to dresses, shirt, skirts and anything in between, this book has a wide range of clothing styles to suit any little girl. The book has specific and thorough tips, directions and comes with the patterns enclosed into a perfect and organized slot in the back of the book." -San Diego Book Review "Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the designs in Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls are simple, casual and look good on any girl. Araki provides patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces." -Sew Mama Sew blog "The stylish clothes in Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls are right up my alley!...With 22 projects, there is a little something for everyone." -Sweeter Than Cupcakes blog "I love this book. It is the BEST sewing book I have ever bought. The patterns are easy to use and versatile. The author has designed beautiful children's clothing that anyone can sew. This is my go-to when I need to make anything for my granddaughter. The instructions are clear, and I really liked the styles. I've made a few projects so far with great success. My granddaughter loved them! If you have a little girl in your life, this is a book for you." -Crafters Corner blog "...the book has a clean aesthetic, which I love. The garments are beautifully made in a soft, muted colour palette that is very pleasing to look at and I appreciate the concise instructions with detailed diagrams. Measurements are given in both imperial and metric, making it easy to accurately cut out pattern pieces adding seam allowances...I look forward to making many more garments with these patterns as I have confidence in the fit and am thoroughly impressed by the designs. If you have someone on your Christmas list who loves sewing for girls, I highly recommend this book. There is something for every little girl love and even a few pieces for moms, too! -Elegance & Elephants blog "Sew Sweet Handmade Clothing for Girls has many fun patterns that can be mixed and matched to create more. I enjoyed this book and hope to make a few items from it...I hope you will check it out!" -Crafty Moms Share blog
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About Yuki Araki

The mother of two small daughters, Yuki Araki has written several books on making clothes for younger girls. Favorites among sewing bloggers and DIY aficionados, her books and patterns focus on pieces that are pretty yet basic. Her online shop "Kanon" features original fabric designs as well as patterns for her original women's and children's clothing.
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