I have a thing for books, I buy them. I can’t help myself, especially if they are sewing books. With four little kids I don’t always have the time to make things, I just look at the beautiful pictures admiring all the time and effort the author put in to create, to teach and to share. One of my recent purchases was Girls’ World by Jennifer Paganelli.
The photographs are amazing and the projects are easy but interesting enough to spend the time tracing patterns.
With the fall upon us, I wanted to make one last summer dress for Ania. The dress is the first project in the book.
It is easy enough for a beginner to make. The bodice is roomy enough that it doesn’t require a zipper or buttons. The neckline is finished with the store bought bias tape. The bottom is basically two rectangles sewn together and gathered to fit the bodice. The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow.
The pattern is cut very generously; I would choose a smaller size if the measurements are in between sizes.
Ania loves her new dress, but doesn’t want to wear it too often. “I can’t be a lion in it," was her explanation. She pretends to be a lion since her hair makes her look like one. She has a point there.