About the book:
Crafty kids love to show off what they make, and what better way to do that than to wear their own one-of-a-kind handmade clothes! The authors of the best-selling and much-acclaimed Sewing School series are back with a complete course in sewing clothes, specially designed for kids aged 8 to 12.
Starting with the basics, Sewing School Fashion Design teaches kids how to make three essential garments: a top, a pair of shorts, and a skirt, and then encourages them to build their skills and customize each piece with options for changing the neckline or sleeve length and adding their own decorative touches. With step-by-step photos and actual kid-created examples, the approach is friendly and forgiving -- no fussy fitting or difficult techniques. All the necessary pattern pieces are included for a wide range of sizes and body types, along with guidance on selecting fabric, cutting accurately, and adjusting the fit. With a wardrobe of their own making, kids will feel great about what they wear!
About Amie Petronis Plumley:
Amie Petronis Plumley is coauthor of Sewing School, Sewing School 2, Sewing School Quilts, and Sewing School Fashion Design. She is an elementary school teacher at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp.
About Andria Lisle:
Andria Lisle is coauthor of Sewing School, Sewing School 2, Sewing School Quilts, and Sewing School Fashion Design. She is Curator of Strategic Engagement at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.