Friday, November 15, 2013

Play Frock and Book Review

You guys know how much I love the Cottage Mama's patterns.  I've had the pleasure of testing for her several times, and recently got to share my own tutorial on her blog.  So of course, when she told her testers that she was coming out with a book, well I just had to purchase it!  And I'm so glad that I did!

Sew Classic Clothing for Girls is full of classic patterns with some modern twists.  I really love the way that Lindsay shows you how to customize your clothing to make something truly unique.  The coat is next on my list, and I can't wait to make some of the capris when the weather is warmer.  There are also some adorable accessories to make - so much fun!

All of the patterns in the book are on a disc as PDFs, so you only need to print what you want.

I used my method for working with PDF patterns and it worked great - no reprinting in the future!

I made the Play Frock in a size 6, and from cutting to completion, it only took about 2 hours.  The instructions are clear, and I could have customized this dress so many ways!

I used Poetica by Art Gallery Fabrics (purchased here).  If you haven't sewn clothing with Art Gallery fabric yet, do it soon!  It's not at all like any other quilting cotton.  It's light and airy, almost like a voile.  The floaty drape is perfect for dresses.

My 6 year old picked out the fabric herself (can you tell she likes pink?), which was fun for both of us.  She usually has pretty good taste and is great at picking fabrics that actually coordinate. 

I chose to make some fabric covered buttons - I just love the detail that they add!

The bodice is my favorite part.  My daughter chose the placket option and I'm so glad that she did - it's so cute!

So, if you have any little girls in your life, go pick Sew Classic Clothes for Girls!  The sizes go up to a 10, so you'll be sewing classic clothing for a long time!

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  1. Wow!
    She really has good taste for picking fabrics - love the combo :)
    I have my book ordered from Amazon UK and is schedule to ship by the end of the month - I really can't wait to try it (hoping to get some Christmas sewing done ...)