Caro London presents 30 sewing projects for both nightwear and accessories. With items for both adults and children, all with beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions, you'll be spoilt for choice. In the summer, the pleated camisole and shorts set will be perfect for balmy nights, as will the frilled strappy nightdress, and the holiday kaftan is beautiful enough to be worn day or night. Meanwhile in colder seasons, wrap up in the kimono with taffeta trim, or go for the classic long-sleeved shirt and matching trousers. Young girls will love the vintage lace nightdress, while for boys, there's a traditional pyjama set. Why not make one of the gorgeous accessories - a cosy hot water bottle cover or a bolster bed cushion? Or try one of the smaller items, such as a travel jewellery roll or a fabric headband that can be worn with your favourite outfit as well as in the bathroom. If you're not an experienced sewer, fear not, as the comprehensive techniques section will explain everything you need to know. Also included are full-size patterns and templates for all the projects.
Caro Cutts enjoyed a successful career in the fashion industry in London, Milan and Hong Kong, before becoming Design Lecturer at the London College of Fashion. Following a life-changing trip to India, where she saw a magnificent array of ribbons, trims and fabrics, she decided to set up her own company, Caro London. Caro's collections combine her passion for lovely prints and colour combinations with trims and finishing details to produce unique nightwear and accessory ranges which are now sold worldwide. Alison Beadnell has been a Lecturer of Technical Skills for the Fashion Industry at London College of Fashion for 12 years. She met Caroline there and joined the Caro London team as Technical Consultant and pattern cutter 5 years ago. The authors are based in London.
Introduction 6 NIGHTWEAR 10 Kimono full length 12 Short dressing gown 16 Isabel nightgown with lace 20 Pleated cami and shorts 24 Frilled strappy nightgown 28 Classic pajama set 32 Kaftan pajamas 36 Sweet dreams nightgown 40 Jersey and print summer combo 44 Summer beach kimono 48 Long-sleeved nightgown 52 Wrap front nightgown 56 Cropped pajama pants 60 Button-through pajama top 64 Girl's kimono 68 Boy's fleece dressing gown 72 Girl's pajama set 76 Boy's pajama set 80 ACCESSORIES 84 Cotton bath hat 86 Bandana headband 88 Hot water bottle cover 90 Jewelry roll 92 Utility bag 94 Padded coathanger 96 Make-up bag 98 Bolster cushion 100 Pajama case 102 Slippers 104 Eye mask 106 Scented drawer heart 108 -Equipment 110 -Techniques 112 -Templates 120 -Suppliers 126 -Index 127 -Acknowledgements 128