Book Review

I Can Make Dolls Clothes

Blog / 11 November 2015

Cutting up scraps to make clothes my dolls is a lovely childhood memory that I’m sure lot of you will share. My Mum made me a doll called Victoria and I used to (badly) make her little outfits from bits of fabric that were floating around at home or at my Grans house. I used to file them in a ring binder too – I was obviously a very organised child!

So when I was asked to review the New I Can Make Doll’s Clothes book (written by Louise Scott-Smith and Georgia Vaux) it brought back lots of good memories.

It’s aimed at children so perfect for a stocking filler for little ones who are interested in sewing but not quite advanced enough yet for the sewing machine. It’s laid out in a really simple way so its easy to understand for even complete beginners, or Mum’s who aren’t sure what they are doing or how to help!

There are garments and accessories for any occasion a doll could wish for but my absolute favourites are the Faux Fur Jacket, the Skater Skirt Outfit and the Party Dress – very glam!

All the projects are hand sewn and will really help develop dexterity for young sewists with all the little buttons, pockets and snap fasteners to sew on. Some of the construction could be done on the machine as well if that’s preferred.

The book is published by Thames & Hudson and is available to buy on Amazon.

I’m also doing a give away for the book too along with some little bits of fabric to get started on some of the projects!

To enter just leave a comment below sharing your childhood memories of making dolls clothes and an email address.
The closing date is 18th November 2015 at midnight. I’ll pick the winner using a random number generator from the number of comments left below and announce the winner the following day.
Open to UK residents only (or I can post it to someone you know in the UK).

Many thanks to Celeste at Thames & Hudson for providing a copy of the book.

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