I purchased this book several months back. The cover caught my eye and of course the title. Who doesn’t want to sew clothes kids love? The writers do a great job of explaining how to embellish your creations in a way that will excite the wearer.
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This skirt was a breeze to make. It truly is a FUN skirt. The different fabrics used to make the top over-skirt were a great way to use up scraps too! The way this book is written, it would be easy to use up alot of larger scraps in your stash for the entire book! She really emphasizes mixing up fabrics and prints to enhance the carefree feel of the clothing.
This particular skirt, The Insa Skirt, is extra flouncy and playful. It has alot of room, yet is very well-fitting. The patterns do not come with a seam allowance, so you have to include those when cutting, but sometimes that is a bonus so you can use whatever seam allowance you prefer.
Another emphasis the author is particular about is the use of trims and ribbon. I used a tiny pom-pom trim on the hem of the top over-skirt and I love the charming feel it gives to the skirt. All the difference between cute and darling.
The book is filled with a lot more projects that are on my to-sew list. I think next will be something for the boys….maybe the sporty Imke Hooded Pullover!
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