Monday, February 01, 2016

Sewing Dress-Up 35 cute and easy costumes for kids by Emma Hardy Review

35 simple costumes to make for parties and dress-up games, with pull-out full-size pattern sheets

Children love to dress up, whether it's for parties or just for everyday fun. If you want to add to your dressing-up box without spending a fortune, Emma Hardy has designed 35 magical costumes that will satisfy every child.

Whether you have a little princess or a superhero in your family, or your children favor the traditional roles of cowboy, pirate or nurse, there are ideas here that are easy to make and much more effective than shop-bought outfits. All the favorites are included, such as animals—a lion, a ladybug, a dinosaur—and fairy-tale characters from Red Riding Hood to the Gingerbread Man.

Two pull-out sheets are included with all the full-size patterns you will need, and there's a techniques section so you can brush up on your sewing skills. Your children will love these costume makes, and when the party's over, you can add them to your dress-up cupboard at home for many more hours of fun.

About the Author

Emma Hardy is a keen gardener and an equally keen crafter. Emma’s books for CICO include 'The Winter Garden', 'The Urban Wildlife Gardener', 'Teeny Tiny Gardening' (more than 9,000 copies sold), 'Making Children's Clothes', 'Quilting in No Time', 'Hand-Crafted Cards', and 'Green Crafts for Children'. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London, UK.

You can find out more here 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- 35 really cute costumes.  Depending on your sewing level they can be either really easy or challenging.  Each project is not hard to follow, but you will need to practice a few times if you are just learning to sew.  The author has really great ideas and the kids will love them.

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