I’ve been living in a “girl’s world” all my life. I grew up with two sisters and now have two daughters who love to play dress up and host tea parties for their stuffed animal friends.
While all the women in my family are fans of pretty things and twirly dresses, some of us have also been known to play video games until we blister and run through mud puddles in the rain. And that’s the beauty of being a girl. You can can go mix it up on a muddy soccer field, then come home, hit the shower, put on a beautiful dress and twirl around with your little sister if you want to.
So it’s my pleasure to tell you about Jennifer Paganelli’s book, “Girl’s World: Twenty-one Sewing Projects To Make For Little Girls” ($24.95, 176 pages, Chronicle Books). This book is colorful and bright and like a fancy, post-soccer game celebration for my girls.
From super cute dresses and a tulle ballet skirt, to a ruffled apron and frilly room decor, this book by the Sis Boom fabric designer is packed with bright ideas that inspire readers to celebrate being a girl. And you gotta love that.
With photography by Tim Geaney, the book features fun patterns for dresses that fit toddlers to tweens, as well instructions to make accessories and fun room decor.
Paper patterns are conveniently included in a pouch inside the front cover, making this book a great value. So if you’re looking to add a little frill to your little girl’s world, this book can help you along. My daughters have several pages marked and are waiting for me to get to work on their requested dresses. I just wish the book came with another pouch of “extra sewing time.” : )
I interviewed Jennifer for my podcast a while back. You can listen to her story on CraftSanity Podcast episode 94.
Ok, so now the moment you’ve been waiting for… Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered into the random drawing to win a copy of “Girl’s World” courtesy of Chronicle Books. The deadline to enter is noon (EST) Friday, July 1, 2011. Good luck!!!
**** UPDATE: Comment #15 left by Rachel was randomly selected to win a copy of “Girls World.” Congrats! Rachel, please send me your address so I can get your book shipped out.