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Girly Style Wardrobe

Yoshiko Tsukiori

$19.95

Here Yoshiko Tsukiori turns her attention to clothes for little girls. She offers a complete wardrobe of 28 pieces from pretty dresses to smocks, pants, and even a parka. Also included are a cute cap, clasp purse, and drawstring bag, which are bound to delight their owners. She doesn’t neglect the details—bows, pin tucks, patch pockets, and lace edging make gorgeous extras. As children’s clothes should be, these designs are comfortable and practical to wear as well as pleasing to look at. The designs are based on unfussy shapes, straightforward sewing techniques, and a minimum of pattern pieces, making them easily adaptable for use with different fabrics or in longer or shorter lengths. Comprehensive instructions, with step-by-step diagrams, are included, together with full-scale paper patterns in five sizes (covering roughly ages 3 to 10).

Yoshiko Tsukiori worked for a variety of clothing companies before establishing herself as an independent sewing designer. Her expertise ranges from babywear and children’s clothing to womenswear. She is the author of Stylish Dress Book: Clothing for Everyday Wear and Stylish Dress Book: Simple Smocks, Dresses, and Tops, both published by Laurence King Publishing.