Zoey is so excited to sell her designs at the outdoor market! But will she compromise her vision for her crush? Includes “Sew Zoey” blog posts and fashion illustrations.
In the thirteenth book in the Sew Zoey series, Zoey Webber is getting gifty…by selling her designs at an outdoor market! Things get complicated when her new crush asks if he can display his paintings in her booth. Her friends Kate, Priti, and Libby think she’ll be making a huge mistake if she doesn’t jump at the chance to spend time with him, but is it worth changing her vision? Then her fashion idol, Daphne Shaw, offers to feature a Sew Zoey piece in her pop-up show. It sounds great, until Daphne doesn’t like Zoey’s samples. Zoey spins her wheels, realizing that she has only ever sold her clothes online, and has never had to see a shopper’s negative reaction. What if the booth bombs? When Zoey’s confidence in her designs is shattered, can she break the cycle?
Chloe Taylor learned to sew when she was a little girl. She loved watching her Grandmother Louise turn a scrap of blue fabric into a simple-but-fabulous dress, nightgown, or even a bathing suit in an instant. It was magical! Now that she’s grown up, she still loves fashion: It’s like art that you can wear. Chloe has written more than thirty books for children and lives, writes, and window shops in New York City.
Nancy Zhang is an illustrator and an art and fashion lover with a passion for all beautiful things. She has published her work in the art books L’Oiseau Rouge and Street Impressions and in various fashion magazines and on websites. Visit her at Nancy-Zhang.com. She lives in Berlin, Germany.
"An aspiring fashion designer is the affable heroine of this first book in the Sew Zoey series. . . . In a smoothly written story of overcoming challenges with ingenuity and style, Taylor shows a knack for characterization and dialogue, and her detailed descriptions of Zoey’s designs will entice young fashionistas."
– Publishers Weekly
"Most novels about fashion end up being more about little divas than about the clothing; this is an exception. This story celebrates the rewards of personal creativity and risks of self-expression. . . . This book will appeal to a middle-grade crowd that isn’t into vampires and dystopias, as well as to those who create art with their hands."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Zoey Webber is a funky fashionista stuck in a gray-polyester-uniform world. The first book in a delightful new series, this will appeal to any girl finding her own style. Zoey is a bubbly and vivacious character who doesn’t let insecurities take command."
"The characters are enjoyable and well developed, and the plot is humorous and entertaining. The black-and-white drawings that open each chapter add a bit of fashion flair. With a touching ending that will leave readers with a warm, fuzzy feeling, this novel will appeal to young fashionistas."