Expert seamstress Sue Kim makes sewing children's clothing approachable, creative, and above all, so much fun in this how-to book, Boutique Casual for Boys & Girls. Highlighted by easy instructions, step-by-step photographs, and full-size patterns, the charming collection of 20 projects will appeal to sewists of all levels. Every pattern is given in sizes 12 months, 18 months, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Whether it's an adorable dress, a pair of sturdy trousers, or a cozy pullover, the timeless style and quality construction of these clothes are sure to make them instant wardrobe favorites.
Sue Kim has been designing sought-after creative sewing patterns for many years. She lives in Manitoba, Canada, with her three lovely children and husband. Sue shares her patterns and creativity on her popular website, ithinksew.com. She started sewing when she was ten years old and has always had a passion for crafts. She earned a master's degree in ancient Asian theater. However, she kept sewing and designing as a hobby until, luckily, she was asked to be a sewing instructor at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store. That expanded into requests to teach in several quilt shops. The quilt shop owners also encouraged her to start her own pattern business. Her first patterns were for small bags and clutches, and eventually she was asked to make a pattern book of bags and clutches. Many of the patterns Sue sells are downloadable PDF patterns. She has completed several books of patterns and has become an independent pattern designer, writing for several publishers and pattern companies. Sue has countless ideas; her sketchbook is never empty.
Dedication Introduction Acknowledgment Basic Information Before you start to sew Techniques Tools Project Charlotte Dress Maria Dress Leanna Blouse Thelma Dress and Blouse Veronica Dress Sarah Blouse Heidi Dress and Blouse Ranger Long and Short Cargo Pants Cropped Pants with Cuffs Simple and Easy Long and Short Pants Girl's Short Pants Double Buttoned Hooded Jacket Basic Jacket with the Round Jacket Multi-Purpose Hood Shirts Short Sleeve T Shirts for Boys andGirls Long Sleeve Shirts Coordination Suggestions About the Author