Have you ever wished you could make your baby and toddler clothes? Sew Adorable: classic clothes for boys and girls, by Vanessa Mooncie is a practical sewing book of timeless classic projects, giving all the know how to create child’s entire wardrobe from 0-3 years.
It’s packed with simple projects, nothing complicated, all elegant and stylish. Included are instructions and patterns for everyday clothes, party wear and even costumes and soft toys, with plenty of inspiration this is just the book to get you sewing. And all the time and work of sewing a garment will be rewarded when it’s worn again and again.
Sew Adorable is organized into three sections, opening with an extensive inspirational gallery of beautiful images of toddlers wearing all the makes from the book. Then there are easy to follow step-by-step project details, followed by a handy section on techniques so you can be confident of completing your project quickly and painlessly.
The book is impeccably tasteful and there are several makes I really want to get cracking on. My favourite project is the girls romper, it reminds me of one I had as a toddler made from gorgeous lemon yellow fabric dotted with red hot air balloons. With the variety of projects there are lots of opportunities to use up fabric scraps and remnants, or if you are tempted to buy fabric, this book will get you sewing as soon as you get home.
It left me thinking, a beautiful book like this for adults clothes would be wonderful, yes please. I would certainly buy this book for anyone who has a baby or toddlers and enjoys getting creative.
Sew Adorable by Vanessa Mooncie
Published by GMC
£14.99 available from www.thegmcgroup.com