Little Things Book
So funny, I was just thinking about the same thing last night! The wool/cashmere blend I bought for my daughter’s School Days coat would be perfect (in my mind) for a fall/winter cape. It wasn’t too thick (and not itchy at all, bonus for the kiddo!), which makes me think it’d be a good weight for the cape. And a nice silk lining.. mmmm, I want one!maremelade @maremelade
I read that the book is expected to be translated into French by next fall so I hesitate to have it in English as soon as it is released or wait 6 months to have it in my mother language.
Perhaps the second option because I have so many things on my sewing to-do list and, this way, I will be able to see and be inspired by all your wonderful creations.
Speaking of oliver&s being translated into French, will the individual patterns be translated to? I know a lot of French seamstresses who love O+s designs but are afraid to sew in English despite the very clear explanations.CILOU @CILOU
maremelade, I can’t wait for the French translation (if any?), I’ve already ordered it in English!Anonymous @
I pre-ordered through Amazon the day we found out about the book from the Quilt Market photos! I get Amazon credit all the time and free shipping, so my pocketbook wouldn’t let me buy from anywhere else. I didn’t even notice a puppet theater. Where was I? I’ll have to have another look at the trailer – is it in there? I’ve been planning to make one for my kids and was considering doing my own pattern. Maybe now I’ll just use Liesl’s! I’ll definitely be doing some sun hats and backpacks, well – everything I’m sure.meleliza @meleliza
I’m curious about the size ranges in the book. Baby girl is only 3months, so strictly speaking, I don’t suppose she absolutely needs a tutu. Or maybe it’s never to young to start? But the little girl next door definately needs a tutu and a cape while I wait for mine to grow a little. Or I suppose I could make the boys something. I will buy the book regardless, it would just be fun to know whether I’ll have to wait to make her stuff.sayiamyou @maraya
I can’t answer the size range question, but I can say that baby tutus are just as cute as can be. A friend of mind received a couple at her baby shower last summer.janimal @janimal
I think the sunhat is a great project for even the littlest kids. My daughter wears hats all Summer to protect her from the sun and I don’t have a good hat pattern. Actually, I made one hat from a pattern and it was just awful and I never tried again. I will DEFINITELY follow the hat pattern in the book. To have a cute hat to match some of her outfits – Oh Yeah!Liesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
Just a quick answer to the size question: it depends on the project. Most projects include a range of sizes from small or extra-small to large or extra-large. Depending on the project, this means project can fit up to size 10 (which could also be used for a size 12 in most instances, I would imagine). So you’ll have a wide range from which to choose.
A few projects are great for grown-ups too! I’ll talk about them on the blog soon.
The tutu is all based on waist measurement and desired length–you can make it for any size. And yes, a baby tutu would be really cute!
Thanks for that! I’m sure I will find something for now and plenty for the future too. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy and am very excited to see it.Janell @Janell
Amazon tells me that my copy of the book and shipped and should arrive on Valentines. W00t!losabia @losabia
Did anyone else’s endpapers tear when removing the pattern sheets from the book? I am grateful it wasn’t the pattern sheet that tore, but I’m sad that the pristine, beautiful, brand new book I’ve waited so long for has an “owie” now 🙁 Less than 20 minutes after I got it!
And yes, I was very eager to start sewing, but I was being very careful, I promise. That rubber cement is just very tenacious. I’m afraid to peel it off the sheet now!mrsc1345 @mrsc1345
🙁 mine tore too. That is some exceptionally sticky glue! It even tore my pattern a little even though I was trying to be careful. Thankfully it’s just a little rip and was easily managed by scotch tape, but be warned!Nicole @motherof5
Thanks for the tip,I will peel s l o w l ythejennigirl @thejennigirl
I wonder if heating the glue a bit with a hair dryer before trying to remove the pattern sheet would help prevent tearing?losabia @losabia
I’ll try the hair dryer theory out after I work up the nerve to remove the second pattern sheet! I will report back.
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