I’m bracing myself for my children going back to school next week. I know it won’t be long before the letters home start being placed in school bags and I will be expected to provide money, cakes and dressing up clothes for both of them.
Last year I had fun making a cute little ladybird costume for my son, which then got upcycled into a superhero cape for my daughter. I was pretty proud of myself for that one! I received a beautiful new craft book to review which has given me tons of inspiration to prepare myself.
Wild Things (funky little clothes to sew) by Kirsty Hartley has recently been published by Orion priced £20.00. Split into three areas: dresses, bottoms and character outfits, it contains step-by-step projects which include a Simple-A-line Dress, Flowerpot Pinafore, Baby Mouse and Chick Dresses, Puppy Dungarees, Mr Wolf Jacket and many more.
This is such a gorgeous craft book and I am very happy to have a copy. I’d love to make clothes for my children and this book makes me feel like I can! The patterns can be found at the back of the book and also via the Orion website, there are also helpful chapters on materials and measuring your child, as well as templates and a glossary.
From clothing brand Wild Things Funky Little Dresses, this book will inspire makers of all abilities to create exciting clothes that their children will treasure forever.