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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Girls Style Book -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

 Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing gave me a copy of this book free of charge for this review. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As in all my reviews I am providing links for your ease, but receive no compensation. 

We have had a very busy weekend. Yesterday we went to a local museum because a piece of Hazel's artwork was hanging there (as well as her entire classes). Then I got called into work. Today I was the storyteller for the Sunday School class at church and Hazel had a birthday party. Unfortunately I seemed to have had an allergic reaction to something and slept a good part of the day, so my sewing project is not complete yet, but it is on its way.


 I am making Hazel a dress for Easter. We picked a pattern from Girls Style Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori. We chose dress X. Hazel tried it on for me when she got home from the party. It still needs the sleeves finished, the neck line sewn and the hemline as well as the loops for the ribbon belt, but you can get an idea of the look. Hazel picked out the flower accessories.
http://www.tuttlepublishing.com/new-releases/girls-style-book-paperback-with-flaps

This book has 24 fun patterns for dresses, blouses, and outfits. We decided on dress X since it looked fancy for Easter morning and we loved the flowers on it.
Dress X in Girls Style Book
We chose from my supply of fabrics. I am trying to put together enough of the scraps to make her doll a similar dress as well. The patterns in this book fit sizes 2 to 10. The patterns are pullout but need to be copied to be used since they are printed on both sides of the pullout pages. My main complaint is that they do not include seam allowance and I find this to be a bit of a nuisance. The instructions however are pretty clear. The only spot I had difficulty with was the instructions for the zipper because it was a different way than I normally put in a zipper. I actually just used the way I normally do it. This book does not have as many instructions as some for beginner sewers. 

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The dress is finished!!
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Overall I like the book and the beautiful clothes in it. I know I will be making more from this book for Hazel. She saw many things she liked in it and so did I. She also loves the idea of me making her clothes so I am going to try to do it more. We would definitely recommend Girls Style Book for anyone looking for some unique girls clothes patterns. 


 

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! There seemed to be some mix up between Crafty Weekends and Sharing Saturday (child-oriented crafts and activities only), so I am choosing some of the features from Sharing Saturday that were more adult crafts.  I hope you will check them all out and remember it is just a sampling of the amazing crafts shared. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop. A new Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop just started this morning! Here is a sampling of features from last week's party! This week's features are in three categories: St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Every Day Crafts.



St. Patrick's Day Features



1) From Living La Vida Holoka: Maker's Mix-Up: DIY Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Pot

 
2) From Bombshell Bling: Lucky Charm Hair Bow

3) From Crafty Journal: Dollar Bill Shamrock



Easter Features




1) From Our Whimsical Days: Printable Easter Egg Finger Puppets

2) From Oh My! Creative: Watercolor Easter Eggs

3) From Design by Miss Mandee: DIY Pom Pom Bunny Garland


4) From Wesens-Art: Bunny Garland

5) From  Made with Happy: Plastic Easter Egg Flower Pots

6) From  Flamingo Toes: Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies


Every Day Features




1) From Hudson's Holidays: Sweet Floral Bookmarks

2) From Jewels of Sayuri: Floral Hair Braids

3) From The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Upcycled Rock Collection Box

4) From Busy Being Jennifer: DIY Felt Heart Rainbow Tote Bag

5) From Summer Scraps: Birthday Gift Tags with Free Printable

6) From  Tiny Tots Adventures: How to Make Star Lacing Card



Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!





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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!