Sarah and I were contacted recently by the lovely folks at Penguin Australia, asking us if we would like to review sewing/craft books. Of course we jumped at the chance – we are big book lovers here!
Yesterday we arrived home to find a copy of Make it Perfect on our doorstep.Make it Perfect is written by Toni Coward, who also designs a range of modern sewing patterns for women and children under the Make it Perfect label. In her first book, Toni has put together a collection of 21 patterns for sewing women’s and children’s clothes.
What I like about the book is that the patterns are all modern and fresh. The garments are made up in some funky quilting cottons, and are attractively styled and photographed. Accompanying each design are clear step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Many of the designs would be suitable for beginner sewers, and they all look relatively quick and easy to make.
The children’s patterns are suitable for children aged 6 months to 5 years, and the women’s patterns are sized from extra small through to extra large. The book has a separate compartment for the 10 pattern sheets. All patterns are at 100% – there is no need to enlarge them.
The hardest part is deciding which project to make first! I know a little someone who would love the Cupcake Dress……
With summer coming, my work wardrobe could do with a Gelato Skirt!
Sarah will be studying textiles at school next year and has been inspired by the funky designs. This book would make a great gift for a young Mum who loves to sew.