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The Fashion Designer's Handbook and Kit: Learn to Sew and Become a Designer in 33 Fabulous Projects

Marjorie Galen

List price £17.00
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01 Sep 2012
144 pages - 241 x 254mm

The No. 1 dream career for tween girls? Fashion designer, according to The New York Times. They love Project Runway, follow their favourite stars’ clothing lines, and use clothes as a way to express themselves. And now, with The Fashion Designer’s Handbook, girls ages 7 to 12 can learn everything they need to know to start designing clothes—and test their ideas by creating doll-size outfits. Combining a full-colour book with a starter set of tools and trimmings—a doll-size dress form, 27 patterns, ribbon, rickrack, and two swatches of fabric—it will inspire any girl to create a fabulously hip wardrobe to fit her fashion dolls, including Barbie.

The 33 delightful, doll-size projects require little to no adult help. There’s Martha’s No-Sew Circle Dress, Mod Mini 1-2-3 Skirt, Cozy Lounge Pants, Little Red Cape, and more. Plus three life-size designs—a dress, a skirt, and a bag—for girls to make for themselves.

Fully illustrated throughout, with step-by-step instructions, The Fashion Designer’s Handbook covers design and sewing basics and how to think and work like a designer—from sketching ideas to developing your own style. Plus: four basic stitches; appliqué and embroidery; working with patterns, including adding your own flourishes; and how to use a dress form to design your own clothes.

ages 7 to 12

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