I love Instagram. Through Instagram I have stumbled upon a lot of cool makers, including the authors: Georgia Vaux and Louise Scott-Smith. Their book, aptly named, "I CAN MAKE DOLLS" CLOTHES" is adorable.
The pair have worked on other projects togther in the past and said this book was the perfect combination of all of their interests: fashion, design, craft, and a shared aesthetic and love of the handmade.
I have always thought of sewing for a Barbie sized doll challenging, but this book makes it easy...for even a six year old. The graphics are so fun and simple, if your child can read, they can follow the instructions. But the book isn't just designed for kinds, adults can use it too.
The clothes are better than the bought Barbie clothes. The book helps a child make simple patterns that they can alter, enhance and easily sew.
And two doll clothing sewing tips from the authors:
- Don't worry about wobbly stitches, that's part of the charm.
- If you can't hem the cut edges, or get a grown up to do it, nail varnishing will keep them from fraying.
Tommorrw's post I will be giving away one copy of this book and fabric, trim and velcro to make five dresses.