Monday, February 8, 2010

day 6 :: 2009 craft books

2009 craft books :: Carefree Clothes for Girls: 20 Patterns for Outdoor Frocks, Playdate Dresses, and More by Junko Okawa

check out the above link to see the book cover, browse through the book, & download PDFs for some of the actual-size patterns.

Carefree Clothes for Girls was my absolute favorite crafty type book of 2009 ! carefree is such a perfect name & carefree is totally my style... unfinished hems, wrinkled fabrics, ruffles, lace...

sizes available in the book are girls ages 4 to 7 years. simple construction, yet so much personality & style ! how much i love this book ! it is a Japanese style craft book where the first part of the book there are gorgeous photos, then the second part there are step-by-step instructions with detailed diagrams.

details on this Blouse with Crochet Doily Trim include: wrinkled linen, little ruffle sleeves with fraying edges, bias tape hand-stitched with brown embroidery floss, square doily cut out & used as trim.

i will for sure be sewing more clothing from this book, on my list: dress with quilted bodice, lace-trimmed pants, lace-trimmed coat.

see you tomorrow for day 7 !