Book Review – Girl’s World by Jennifer Paganelli

Girl's World by Jennifer Paganelli

Today I read Girl’s World (A14194) by Jennifer Paganelli, the creator of Sis Boom Fabrics, and the first thing I noticed when I picked it up was its beauty. Let’s face it, friends, I’m a sucker for a beautiful book.

The book begins with some basic sewing and crafting notes which are helpful for beginning sewers such as myself. I also really appreciate the included size chart, since I know my five year old princess is sometimes a size 5 and sometimes a size 6.

All of the necessary patterns are also included in the lovely pink pocket at the front of the book.

I’m pretty sure my first project from the book will be No. 8, the Hadley Headband. It’s a quick and easy project I can accomplish in an afternoon and make in lots of pretty colors for coordinating outfits.

After the accessory section I plan to practice my sewing skills on the Home Section, beginning with No. 21, the Birthday Banner. Think I can get it done in a single night? I’ll let you know. Then I’ll move on to No. 17 the Genevieve Patchwork Square Quilt. Because really, nobody ever has enough quilts.

Maybe then I’ll be ready to move on to the dresses. More advanced sew-ers than myself could just start in the Dress-Up section. I’m thinking I’ll start with No. 2, the Tallulah Halter Dress.

Really? I want to make all the dresses. And I want to up-size them for myself. Maybe a mommy/daughter matching outfit? Or maybe the same dress in different fabrics? Yes, that would suit our style better at our house.

I love the names of the projects, too. “Georgia, Annabel, Olivia.” I want to make the Molly Patchwork Memory Board for the sweet Molly who lives down the street from us. And it has my brain churning for the perfect project to create and name after my own princess, Sarah. What project would suit her personality and her style perfectly? Again, I’ll let you know when I come up with it.

That might be the best thing about craft books in general, the way they get your creativity working. Girl’s World includes “21 sewing projects to make for little girls” and is really a fantastic jumping off point for anyone who loves to create for a young girl in her life. Older girls will be able to help with the projects. The projects in this book would be perfect for using to teach your little sweetie some beginning crafting and sewing skills.

You can get more information on the book and the author at Sis Boom Fabrics. Please let us know if you’ve completed any of the projects from the book! We love show and tell!

Jennifer

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