Sew cute and original clothes for your little angel with this easy-to-follow DIY sewing book.
Yoshiko Tsukiori's sewing books provide elegant casual designs for women and children and have made her one of the most popular names in the sew–it–yourself craze. In Sewing for Your Girls, Tsukiori has done it again, creating eight adorable and endlessly versatile new patterns for clothes that will delight every mother's budget—and suit every little girl's personal style and body type.
Tsukiori provides easy–to–follow instructions (in English) and shares the basic techniques for creating all the classic elements of little girls' clothes. Today's emerging legions of DIY mothers will discover how to make:
A round collared shirt or tunic
A classic smocked sundress
Overalls with plenty of pocket room
Draw-string pants that fit beautifully
A shawl-collared dress or top
A gathered neckline shirt, tunic, or dress
A pretty dress with shoulder ruffles
A raglan top or dress
Add ruffles or bows, add tiers or pockets, add sleeves or go sleeveless—each of these garments can be embellished in endless variations to create literally hundreds of different styles. Tsukiori also guides readers on how to select carefree, pretty, and inexpensive fabrics that girls will love to wear every day! Imagination and creativity are the keys to dressing girls stylishly on a budget, and Sewing for Your Girls makes it easy to mix and match the basic components so that each piece is as unique as it is beautiful.
"I appreciated how the book explains very clearly how easy it is to take a basic pattern and alter it to create something quite different altogether! The mix and matching of patterns is a very valuable resource, as it can take the reader to the next level in terms of exploring their own creativity in pattern alteration." —Elegance & Elephants blog
"[…] a new Japanese Pattern Book for girls that I really love! It"s called Sewing For Your Girls, and it's one of the best girls pattern book I've seen! " —Sew Country Chick blog
"The sewing techniques are presented in step by step photographs which made it easy to understand […] After seeing all the patterns offered, it's time to get started on sewing! —Japanese Sewing Books blog
"Inside Sewing for Your Girls by Yoshiko Tsukiori, you will learn how surprisingly simple it is to make your own clothes for your kids. The best thing about the sewing patterns inside this book is that they are actually super cute clothes that your girls will love to wear!" —AllFreeSewing.com blog
"The beginning of the book is filled with detailed steps for basic techniques. This books really makes an effort to accommodate a new sewist. " —Sweeter Than Cupcakes blog
"This book is delightful. […] As well as the patterns the book also has a wealth of clearly photographed advice to give you the best chance of getting a great result." —Pendle Stitches blog
"Sewing For Your Girls: Easy Instructions For Dresses, Smocks and Frocks (for girl sizes 100 cm to 140 cm, or 4 to 12 years old) by Yoshiko Tsukiori—the designer of many popular pattern books for kids and adults alike—is not only a lovely pattern book, but a precious resource for anyone interested in sewing, which explains practical sewing techniques and provides lots of creative inspiration." —FuoriBorogo blog
"The book is beautifully laid out and so nice to look at for a start! The instructions are photographic with written detail and I would say this book is suitable for the confident beginner—to advanced sewer." —Sew Pony