Despite the fact that I’m a terribly selfish sewist lately, I actually learned to sew so that I could make things for my eldest daughter when she was a baby. Back then (almost 5 years ago!) I had no clue what I was doing and I didn’t have anyone in real life to help me.
So I did what most of us do and I relied on the internet. A few online friends kept directing me to various patterns sold on Etsy, or through Facebook groups, and I honestly found most of them to be so ill-fitting and poorly executed in even promotional images. Searching through Pinterest is hard too; if you’re in experienced how do you know which of a billion peasant dress patterns is actually drafted well with decent instructions?
A book like Laura Strutt’s new release Sewing for Babies and Children published by CICO Books would have been perfect for me back then. It has 25... [read more]