Absolutely A-line : 1 Easy Pattern = 26 Adorable Dresses for Girls

Absolutely A-line : 1 Easy Pattern = 26 Adorable Dresses for Girls

Book - 2009
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Absolutely A-line...absolutely adorable! The classic, always fashionable A-line undergoes a charming reinvention at the hands of stitching whiz Wendi Gratz and a host of talented designers. Working off a single, simple pattern, they demonstrate the versatility of the basic form by creating over two dozen adorable variations--all just for little girls.

The 26 projects, all captivatingly photographed, feature a range of structural adaptations and styles. Some have pockets, others have sleeves, and still more have embellishments such as appliqu#65533;, piecing, embroidery, and quilting. And there aren't only dresses, but also jumpers, smocks, tops, and skirts. The book includes the full pattern, with children's sizes from three to eight.

Because the A-line dress is one of the easiest garments to sew, it's the perfect canvas for crafty moms and grandmoms who want to make unique clothes for the special girls in their lives.


Publisher: New York : Lark Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600593772
Characteristics: 131 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 pocket of patterns
Call Number: 646.43206 GRA


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Apr 07, 2015

Very basic design for A-line tunic style dress for girls. Made a tunic dress and it turned out cute. Recommended.

clap42 May 11, 2012

As a beginner sewer, I would have liked less big pictures (*) and more small pictures or drawings explaining the different sewing steps.
*: Several big pictures of the same model, from almost the same angle, don't help to have an overall view of the model. I would have found more useful a picture of the front, then of the back, and pictures of the fastening.

I love the fact that the pattern is included. It's quite rare.

I like all the different slight modifications (and associated techniques) that are explained in order to modify the basic model.

Jun 12, 2010

Successfully made a dress for my daughter using the enclosed pattern. Instructions may be difficult to understand for a beginner sewer. Good book overall.


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