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Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: Design & Sew 5 Complete Outfits • Mood Boards • Fashion Sketching • Choosing Fabric • Adding Style Paperback – April 1, 2015
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This will definitely appeal to girls who are keen to express their individuality or who are interested in fashion and design. For younger girls, it will help to have an adult show them a few techniques and sit with them as they sew. But older girls will find all the answers they need by following the introduction and step-by-step instructions. The items are all wearable and the reader can either follow the book's suggestions, and create a pulled-together look, or pick and choose different projects. This fun book is sure to be a must-have creative resource for years to come, making it a great-value purchase for any creative child. (Love Sewing Australia, Issue 9)
The Girl's Guide is such an outstanding resource for the creative girls in your life. Written with 7- to 14-year-olds in mind, Rachel has written a self-contained, everything-you-need-to-know handbook to inspire and motivate girls to design and sew clothes and accessories. All the technical stuff is there - terminology, how to read a pattern, sewing machines basics. We love the exercises on finding your creative style (mood board guidelines, too). Five sections of projects have girls sewing clothing and creating new looks with accessories The painted tights are fantastic! The chapters range from Back to School to Slumber Party to Rockin' Summer. Fun with Friends builds an outfit around custom jeggings and an applique sweatshirt. This is the perfect primer for the girls who long to stitch. (Generation Q Magazine, July/August 2015)
...girls might find the busy style fun and inspiring. (Publishers Weekly, January 2015)
Think of this as DIY "Project Runway" for the pre-teen and teen set! This book gives a young designer all the tools she needs (including the patterns) to create five terrific outfits, each with her own unique stamp. (American Sewing Guild Notions, Summer 2015)
Give your resident young designer all the tools she needs to create five cute outfits that will take her from home to school to hanging out and back again. From the owner of the NYC sewing studio Pins & Needles comes the definitive guide to mood boards, fashion design, and sewing for girls. The book encourages tweens and teens to sketch their own designs as a way to experiment with color, fabrics, and styles. From sweatshirts and sneakers to jeggings and tights, girls will easily learn how to create hip, trendy outfits and accessories and put their own unique stamp on everything they wear.
About the Author
Rachel Low is the founder of and head instructor at Pins & Needles, a modern sewing and crafting boutique and studio in New York City. Her mission is to inspire a new generation of sewists. She lives in Manhattan with her dog, Molly.
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