Sewn with Love: Classic Patterns for Children's Clothes and Accessories

Author(s): Jacqui Small


An eclectic and unique collection of patterns and designs, Sewn with Love showcases the work of Fiona Bell, the founder of Their Nibs, the U.K.-based children's clothing shop and label. Known for their contemporary retro styles and prints, with distinct influence from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Fiona offers 25 of her favorite and best-selling pieces, from boy's classic shirts and playtime dungarees to girl's party dresses and summer pajamas. Fiona's beautiful, whimsical designs appeal to children and adults alike, and are ideal for sewist eager to dive into classic sewing techniques with contemporary results. Divided into four sections (babies, playtime, parties, and bedtime), each project has easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns on an included CD-ROM.


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"The dresses are just lovely. Adorable!" - Kate Moss"I love Their Nibs's clothes because they make little girls look like little girls." - Thandie Newton"Is there any new parent who has not looked for the clothing of yesteryear to dress their newborn or toddler? This book has all the basics to create those clothing that are so sought after. I can see the patterns filling many baby shower gift needs as well as enhancing wardrobes of the many young children in our families." - Debbie Colgrove, Guide to Sewing"All patterns are charming and fashionably influenced by the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's." - Apron-icity"Patterns in a more classic mode that make children look like children instead of tiny adult women. A fine array of traditional looks for toddlers and young children. Bell selected fabrics with a vintage ambiance so the designs in the book have an ageless 'feel' that channels the 1940s and 1950s." - "Bangor Daily News""A beautiful collection of classic children's clothes and accessories that anyone who loves to sew for little ones will adore. The styles are inspired by the classic designs of the 50s and 60s, and really are timeless." - FabTalk"With a special little person in your life, whether your own or a grandchild, niece or nephew, this book is sure to entice you to make something mini. The styles and patterns address the idea of children dressing age appropriately, perhaps with a bit of nostalgia found with the full skirts, smocking, rickrack and other retro details." -"I have to say, I love it. Not only are there beautiful dresses for little and big girls alike, there are practical and cute items for boys as well (and by that I mean, clothing that you can put on your little boy that they won't argue about wearing). To top it off, there are a number of unisex items included...a little something for everyone!" - Stacy Schlyer,"My mother and I flipped through the book together, oohing and ahhing and sighing at each beautiful design. The proprotions, the details, the styling, even the fabric choices in her examples, are all spot on. These are the clothes that will never go out of style." - Sewing Guide

Fiona Bell opened Their Nibs, a children's shop and label with clothes, accessories, and homeware in 2003. Her couture sewing expertise and eye for fashion allowed Fiona to bring her range of gorgeous clothes to online retailers and various stores and boutiques around the world, including Mothercare, John Lewis, Harrods, Bon Marche, and Avoca. Fiona lives in London, England.

Introduction: Vintage Style Babies: Baby's Dress & Sun hat Playsuit Baby's Bubble Vintage Quilt Playtime: Button-Through Dress Dirndl Skirt Dungarees Vintage Check Shorts Classic Shirt Cover-All Apron Boy's Short-Sleeve Shirt Notice Board Beanbag Frog Parties: Full-Circle Dress Silk-Chiffon & Lace Dress Tulip-Shaped Dress Handkerchief-Sleeve Dress 50s Pin-Tuck Dress Boy's Pin-Tuck Shirt Bedtime: Duvet Set Classic Boy's Pajamas Girl's Summer Pajamas Laundry/Toy Bag Tooth Fairy Cushion Templates Sewing Guidelines & Tips Making the Paper Patterns Size Guide Resources Acknowledgements

General Fields

  • : 9781596683495
  • : Interweave Press Inc
  • : Interweave Press Inc
  • : 0.658
  • : November 2010
  • : 248mm X 235mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacqui Small
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : 646.406
  • : 144
  • : colour illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece