I just wanted to let you guys in on a great book for making girls dresses. Jennifer Paganelli's Girl World!
Jennifer is well known for her bright and bold designs of Sis Boom Fabric which has over eight lines with Freespirit and a line with Sunbrella. Now, in her debut book she shows you how to make twenty-one fabulously colorful sewing projects for little girls including seven dress patterns!
The dress patterns are so super cute. Eclectic and girly at once. The kind of dresses that make a girl feel like a princess or fairy but sensible enough to wear out.
Jennifer takes you step by step through the sewing process of each project. From materials to cutting to assembly. All the details are laid out in a great easy to follow format with simple diagrams that explained well how to put the pieces together. The dress patterns also seem simple enough with the skirt pieces consisting of rectangles so that really cuts down on confusion and great for beginners.
Some of my favorites from her accessory and home chapters include the poofie ruffled pillow, banner tableclothes with pompoms, faux flower headbands.
My four-year old Molly loved looking through the pages and acting as though the book were hers. It really is a feast for the eyes, just like her fabric line. I've seen some sewing books that look colorless so it's always refreshing to find one that is as interesting to flip through complimenting the projects they contain.
You can purchase Girl's World online from Jennifer's Sis Boom website or blog, at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel or your local independent bookseller.