I was recently been given these two amazing books.
So much to look at and take in that I have been reading them in little grabs over the past few nights and days, whenever a quiet moment presents itself.
(which means of course there is still a lot to read!)
They are quite different and while there are projects from both I will undertake, I have to say that 'Sewing Clothes Kids Love' has captured my heart.
It is filled with the most divine colourful images of clothing made in gorgeous European fabric (boy do they have a great range compared to us!).
The book also has some great tips for sewing stretch fabric, embellishing items and an excellent section about measuring your child properly and then making clothes to their size, to ensure a good fit.
Then of course there is this gorgeous pic of a Redondo skirt made by a lovely Aussie gal, well done Sara!
I also got a subscription to Ottobre which included a free back issue.
After checking out their website I came across this one which has two versions of a leotard (something the girls are dying for me to make for them)
And also some very lovely dresses and skirts with ruffles down the back that I would like to tackle for winter.